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Doctoral Candidate in Applied Algebraic Geometry

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Doctoral Candidate in Applied Algebraic Geometry

The Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Research Group in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is looking for a doctoral candidate in the area of applied algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics to work under the supervision of Prof. Kaie Kubjas.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong knowledge in algebra. Programming skills and experience in statistics, optimization and discrete mathematics will be greatly valued, but are not mandatory. An excellent command of English is required.

The approximate timescale for completing the doctoral degree is 4 years. The new doctoral student will start in September 2019. The maximum funding period is 4 years. The initial salary is €2449 and the contract includes occupational health care and social security benefits.

The Doctoral Program at Aalto University is intended for the candidates of excellent academic background motivated in pursuing a full-time doctoral program and producing cutting-edge research of the highest international level. Applicants must fulfil the admission requirements to the Aalto Doctoral Programme of Science and, if chosen for position, apply for and obtain the right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto. For more information on the general requirements and the application process for post-graduate studies, please visit

Please send your application as a single PDF file through the eRecruitment system via the link ‘Apply now’. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Your application should include the following documents:

  • Statement of purpose (describe your motivation, scientific interests and career goals).
  • CV.
  • University transcripts.

Two reference letters should be sent directly to Kaie Kubjas ([email protected]) by the writer of the recommendation. All material has to be in English.

Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, and age. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals from all sectors of the community.

For additional information, contact Kaie Kubjas ([email protected]).