Postdoctoral Researchers in Smart Mobility

Aalto University is an international 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 20 000 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites open applications for

Postdoctoral Researchers in Smart Mobility

The Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering research group is seeking highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researchers who would undertake research in the area of Smart Mobility. The broad research scope includes understanding the impact that automation, digitalization, and servitisation will have in our mobility systems, as well as developing strategies and services aiming for a more sustainable and carbon neutral society. The candidates must have a high motivation for research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team. The candidates must have a high motivation for advancing state-of-the-art research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

The position should start in early 2020 and is intended for full-time work. The selected individuals will work under supervision of Assistant Professor Milos Mladenovic and Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli. The successful applicant will have the possibility to cooperate with top-class researchers worldwide, as well as to attend scientific conferences and meetings. The research group provides strong support and academic freedom with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and continuous career development, both internationally and within Aalto University.

Research areas, requirements, and expectations

The postdoctoral researchers are expected to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Mobility and network traffic management
  • Mobility system architecture design and data fusion
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Agent-based modelling

A prospective postdoc is expected to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Timely completion of a Doctoral degree in a field that is well-aligned with the proposed research interests
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods used in engineering and skills in applying quantitative methods to solve engineering problems
  • Very good programming skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Very good English proficiency

The applicant is expected to:

  • Publish in top journals and scientific conferences
  • Participate in research proposal preparation
  • Organize international scientific events
  • Guide doctoral and master's students
  • If applicable, teach in the master’s program

These positions are part of a larger contingent of new recruitments of researchers under the Smart Mobility theme.

Duration, financing, and salary

The employment contract is typically for 1–2 years, with an option for renewal. Currently, the starting gross salary for postdoc is around 3500€ per month and may be increased depending on performance. The contracts include occupational health services, while Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki is special in being safe, clean and close to nature, with a high quality of life. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland:

How to apply

Applicants must have completed a Doctoral degree in a related field (applications completing their studies during early 2020 will also be considered). To apply, an application must include:

1.       Motivation letter with contact information and preferred starting date (max one A4 page)

2.       Description of research interests in the next two years (max three A4 pages)

3.       CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)

4.       Summary of the Dissertation (max one A4 page)

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with the order specified above). The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply now’ below) by 8 November 2019. Email applications will not be taken into account. Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Milos Mladenovic, tel. +358 50 5660 974 or Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli tel. +358 50 3267 947. In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen, tel. +358 50 591 3981. E-mails: [email protected]


Espoo 12.9.2019

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