HIIT Postdoctoral and Research Fellow Positions

The Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) invites applications for up to ten HIIT Postdoctoral Fellow positions starting in 2022 lasting two years, with the possibility of an extension. For more senior candidates, a longer-term HIIT Research Fellow position can be considered. The length of the contract and starting and ending dates are negotiable.

All excellent researchers in any area of ICT can be considered, but priority is given to candidates who support one (or more) of the HIIT strategic focus areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Health
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Foundations of Computing

The HIIT Fellow positions are meant to support the career development of excellent researchers who plan a career as a scientist. All accepted candidates will be placed under supervision of a local group leader, but those with HIIT funding can negotiate their research agenda more freely than those working with project funding. In order to find the best match between candidates and supervisors, all applicants are asked to describe their perspective research topics and how they foresee the execution of their contributions in one of the research focus areas. 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, feasibility of the research plan, and its relevance to one or more of the focus areas. The ability to link work between two or several research groups from different areas, and initiate or enhance collaboration, is an additional positive aspect.

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT brings together the world-class expertise of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki in joint research centers and programs. The mission of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is to enhance the quality, visibility and impact of Finnish research on information technology and support cooperation between ICT researchers, researchers in other fields, industry and public organisations. To find out more information about HIIT, please visit our website.

Apply Through our eRecruitment system Here

Application Process:

The applications are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system.

Required attachments:

(1) Cover letter which includes your motivation for applying for the position, how you could contribute to it, and other relevant 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

All material should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned. Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview either at the Otaniemi or Kumpula campus or for an interview conducted via Skype.

Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD and is expected to have an excellent track record in scientific research in one or more fields relevant to the position. Good command of English is a necessary prerequisite. In the review process, particular emphasis is put on the quality of the candidate’s previous research and international experience, together with the substance, innovativeness, and feasibility of the research plan, and its relevance to the research group or groups in question. Efficient and successful completion of studies is considered an additional merit.

Compensation, working hours and place of work: The salary for a postdoctoral researcher starts typically from about 3500 EUR per month depending on experience and qualifications. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health benefits, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

The annual total workload of teaching staff at the recruiting universities is 1624 hours. The position is located at 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) with an option for renewal.

For exceptional candidates, a longer term Research Fellow position can be considered. The length of the contract and starting and ending dates are negotiable. 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.

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

For questions regarding this position please contact the HIIT coordinator at coordinator@hiit.fi