Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

The Aalto University Department of Information and Computer Science pursues research on advanced computational methods for modelling, analysing, and solving complex tasks in technology and science. The research aims at the development of fundamental computer science methods for the analysis of large and high-dimensional data sets, and for the modelling and design of complex software, networking and other computational systems.

In the recent Research Assessment Exercise covering all the 46 units of Aalto University, the department was one of two units achieving an almost perfect score of 24 out of 25, from review panels assessing the units on a scale of 1 to 5 in the five subareas of scientific quality, scientific impact, societal impact, research environment, and future potential. To promote its ambitious research agenda, the department is constantly seeking postdoctoral researchers in the fields of the Department's research groups (see up-to-date list of research groups at

The contract period is usually for two years. In addition to research work, the postdoctoral researcher is to participate to the supervision of students and teaching related to the applicant's research topics.

Application procedure: the applications are sent by email to and they should contain the following documents in one single pdf file:

Further information should be submitted by the applicant only if requested. The salary level for a starting postdoctoral researcher at the Aalto ICS Department is typically between 3200 and 3600 euros per month, depending on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health services and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Candidates may be invited for an interview in Espoo. In the review process, particular emphasis is put on the quality of the candidate's previous research and international experience. Good command of English is a necessary prerequisite. The candidate must have completed their PhD degree before the start of the contract period, and efficient and successful completion of studies is considered an additional merit. There is no deadline for the submission of applications.

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About Aalto University

Aalto University is a newly created research university resulting from the merger of three Finnish universities: Helsinki University of Tehnology TKK, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The new university was launched in January 2010, and opens up a new world of possibilities for multidisciplinary education and research. For further information, see