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Postdoctoral Researcher positions in ICT

Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are looking for Postdoctoral Researchers in multiple areas of ICT, including:

  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Automated reasoning and constraint optimization
  • Computational geometry
  • Computational health
  • Cryptography
  • Data mining
  • Engineering of LLM systems
  • Foundations of distributed and parallel computing
  • Machine learning, eg. ML systems, probabilistic ML, and privacy-preserving ML
  • Multimedia systems
  • Statistical data science

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 August 18th, 2024 at 11:59 PM (23:59 UTC+02:00). By applying to this call, organized by Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, 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.

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

Ready to Apply?

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 research in the Helsinki area ICT community.

Required attachments:

(1) Cover letter (1-2 pages in length) which clearly states your motivation for applying to work with said supervisor, your future research plans and how you could contribute to the research produced by the supervisor and research area, 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

(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 as well as the innovativeness, impact potential, and feasibility of the future research plans of the candidate.

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

For more information about the supervisors in the call and the recruitment process, please visit the HIIT website:

Contact Information:

Please contact the HIIT Coordinator for any questions regarding these positions or with questions about the Workday system at [email protected].

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