Students of the University of Helsinki! ”Climate Sustainability in the Kitchen” is looking for a research assistant

The research project “Climate Sustainability in the Kitchen: Everyday Food Cultures in Transition” at Gender Studies, University of Helsinki, is hiring 


Approximately for the period March 15, 2021 – September 15, 2021 (six months part-time, July off)


  • Assisting project researchers in the process of publishing an academic book titled “De­vel­op­ing fem­in­ist an­imal stud­ies: crit­ical per­spect­ives on food and eat­ing. More specifically, tasks include taking part in coordinating the publishing process, communicating with authors of chapters and the publisher, compiling an index, proofreading texts in English or organising proofreading, checking lists of referencesanonymising the manuscript for peer review and other task related to the editing process.
  • Updating the project website and social media channels
  • Taking part in organising project-related events 
  • Helping project researchers with data management and collection
  • Other assisting tasks related to the project work

Skills, experience and other requirements 

  • The applicant must be a current MA student at University of Helsinki
  • Excellent command of Finnish and English, including in writing
  • Interest in learning about and participating in the process of international academic publishing
  • An asset: background in Gender Studies (e.g. you are MA student in Gender Studies, or you have completed a study module or courses in Gender Studies) 
  • An asset: interest in feminist animal studies, veganism, environmental humanities and/or climate sustainability
  • An asset: background and/or experience in language editing, proofreading in English. 
  • An asset: experience and skills in conducting research / academic writing in social science or humanities

Salary: depending on the stage of studies either MV4+10(2088,09€/month/full time work) or MV4+16% (2201,98 €/month/full time work).

To apply 

Please send your CV, letter of motivation (both in English) and a transcript of your studies (opintosuoritusote) to kadri.aavik(at)helsinki.fikuura.irni(at) and milla-maria.joki(at) by February 15, 2021

Interviews with selected candidates will take place in the second half of February. 

Further information 

For more information about the project, please see here.

For inquiries about the position, please contact kadri.aavik(at) (inquiries in English) or kuura.irni(at) and milla-maria.joki(at) (inquiries in Finnish and English)


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