Department of Computer Science

Open positions at Department of Computer Science

From Research assistant to Professor, we have opportunities for each step of your research career! See our open positions below.
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Assistant Professors in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the School of Science of Aalto University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Applications in all areas of Computer Science are welcomed, with the following areas highlighted:

  • Algorithm Engineering,
  • Data Management,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Software Systems.

Deadline for applications is 12 January 2020 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). 

Read more and apply here:


Wanted: Programmers for Educational Software

Aalto University's Computer Science department is looking to hire one or two programmers to develop an IDE plugin (for IntelliJ IDEA) that will support the department's introductory programming courses and help thousands of students. This job is suitable for recent graduates (university or polytechnic), university students with substantial programming experience, and others with similar qualifications. 

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Master's thesis position on the uncanny valley hypothesis

Uncanny valley hypothesis (Mori, 1970) claims that people tend to dislike robots or virtual characters that look too much like real humans. Even though this hypothesis has raised a lot of interest in the media and various research fields, its empirical evidence still remains surprisingly inconsistent. We are looking for a MSc thesis worker, who would take part in carrying out basic research on this hypothesis in the Art & Magic research group led by Prof. Tassu Takala. We have already published several studies related to the uncanny valley, including an empirical research review.

In this paid position your tasks will include developing new research stimuli, designing and carrying out an experiment with human participants to test specific research hypotheses, and analyzing the collected data.

Read more and apply here:


Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI has launched – join us in creating the next generation of AI!

Are you a promising young researcher looking for an outstanding postdoc position?

Or an experienced professor wishing to spend a sabbatical in one of the most dynamic AI hubs in Europe?

Or perhaps you are a superb software developer who wishes dive into the world of fundamental AI research?

We are launching the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI ( – a center striving for scientific breakthroughs in the field of AI while producing high-quality societal and economic impact. FCAI is built on the a long tradition and track record of decades of pioneering machine learning research in Helsinki. Come and join our vibrant community of leading scientists and companies in creating the next generation of artificial intelligence that is data-efficient, trustworthy and understandable!

With a total budget of €250M over the next 8 years, FCAI is opening a range of research positions for academics and ICT professionals in different levels of their careers. Read more on what FCAI can offer to you:


Career services for students

Aalto CareerWeb is students' own career portal where you can find e.g. job hunting and career planning guides, Job Channel job adverts (incl. internship ads and thesis assignments) and all Career Services events, and much more. You can find both domestic and international internship and job ads from the job portal. Aalto CareerWeb login requires Aalto credentials.

Aalto CareerWeb for Aalto University students

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