Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in ICT2022-11-30T09:29:54+02:00
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Project Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellows in ICT (Helsinki, Finland)

Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are looking for Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellows in multiple areas of ICT, including: artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, privacy and security, computational health, cybersecurity, and human-computer interaction. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment with people from diverse backgrounds, and researchers from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2023 at 11:59 PM (23:59 UTC+02:00). By applying to this call, organized by Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI, you use one application to apply to positions for both of our hosting institutions, Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are the two leading universities in Finland in computer science and information technology. Both are located in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, and the employing university will be determined by the supervising professor. Please see below for additional information on the application process. (In the section entitled “How to Apply”)

The Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) bring together the world-class expertise of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki in joint research centers and programs. There are multiple research groups from either Aalto University or the University of Helsinki participating in this open call. Recruited researchers will work in one of the participating groups, or in some cases, a shared position may also be possible.

Research Group Projects

These projects are not directly funded by HIIT, but by individual researchers or research groups:

FCAI positions for Winter 2023 Call

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI is a research community that develops new types of AI that can work with humans in complex environments, and help renew industry and society. FCAI is built on a long track record of pioneering machine learning research. Currently over 60 professors contribute to our research.

AI-Assisted Virtual Laboratories

We at FCAI believe AI will transform the way research and development work is carried out in a broad range of disciplines. This requires a coordinated effort in identifying the central tasks and challenges of the research process itself, and development of collaborative AI methods for assisting in them. FCAI is driving this in the form of the Virtual Laboratory concept, developing the basis of AI-assisted support for research carried out in laboratories combining automated physical measurements and computational simulations. We are building the foundations and the AI methods needed for this, focusing in particular on techniques that can be applied across multiple fields of science. In parallel, we are establishing the first pilot Virtual Laboratories, to both steer the research and provide highly visible demonstrators. To contribute to this transition, you can apply for different kinds of roles, and work either on the underlying principles and methods (Topics F0, F6-F8; or for specific techniques and problems choose F9-F16) or directly on a specific Virtual Laboratory (Topics F1-F5).

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How Can I Apply?2022-11-17T09:12:03+02:00

In order to find the best match between candidates and supervisors, all applicants need to describe their research interests and how they see themselves contributing to the project which they are applying.

The applications are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system. By applying through our eRecruitment system, you can apply to multiple projects with one application.

Required attachments:

(1) Cover letter (1-2 pages in length) which clearly states your motivation for applying to work with said supervisor, how you could contribute to the research produced by the supervisor and research area, and other relevant information. For more senior researchers, you should also include a preliminary research plan (3-5 pages) which includes background information, research objectives and methods,  possible hypothesised results, possible collaboration, and any other key information.

(2) CV

(3) List of publications (please do not attach full copies of publications)

(4) A transcript of doctoral studies and the degree certificate of the doctoral degree

(5) Contact details of possible referees from 2-3 senior academic people. We will contact your referees, if recommendation letters are required.

All materials should be submitted in English in a PDF format. Note: files should be 5MB max. You can upload up to five files to the eRecruitment system, each 5MB.

In the evaluation of the candidates, emphasis is put on the quality of the candidate’s previous research and international experience as well as the innovativeness, impact potential, and feasibility of the research plan.

Candidates short-listed may be invited for an interview either at the Otaniemi or Kumpula campus or for an interview conducted via Zoom.

Qualifications2022-11-17T09:33:11+02:00

The candidate should have a PhD in an appropriate field at the time of starting the position. If a candidate does not have a PhD at the time of the application, a detailed plan of completion must be submitted. The candidate should also have an excellent track record in scientific research with publications in one or more fields relevant to the position. A good command of English is a necessary prerequisite.

Compensation, working hours, and place of work2022-11-17T09:32:13+02:00

HIIT follows the guidelines of the university agreement for salaries. The salary for a postdoctoral researcher starts typically from about 3500 EUR per month depending on experience and qualifications.  Those who are a more senior candidate shall receive a higher compensation in regards to their experience. The length of the contract as well as the start and end dates are negotiable. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health benefits in combination with Finland’s comprehensive social security system. More information about the benefits from our hosting institutions can be found on their respective websites: Aalto University  University of Helsinki

The annual total workload of teaching/research staff at the recruiting universities is 1624 hours. The position is located at either Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus or the University of Helsinki’s Kumpula campus. The positions belong to the university career system and the selected persons will be appointed for fixed-term positions, for Postdoctoral Researchers typically for two years (unless otherwise stated) and for Research Fellows typically three years, with an option for renewal.  In addition to research work, the persons hired are expected to participate in the supervision of students and teaching following the standard practices of the hiring department.

Contact Information2022-11-17T09:36:20+02:00

For any question regarding the electronic application system, please contact Maaria Ilanko (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi)

For questions regarding these positions, please contact supervising professor listed at firstname.lastname@aalto.fi or firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi