A principal investigator at the University of Helsinki is typically a person who i)
steers and leads research independently, ii) has completed an applicable doctoral
degree and become qualified as an independent researcher, iii) has access to the
necessary resources (facilities, funding, equipment) for independent research, iv)
supervises doctoral students and/or mentors post-doctoral researchers as well as
(in applicable research fields) leads a research group, and v) is placed on the third
or fourth level in the hierarchy of research positions.