Doctoral Student Position in Intelligent Robotics

Aalto University

To operate in environments built for humans, future robots will need to possess human-like capabilities in areas such as perception, manipulation and reasoning. Intelligent Robotics group at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering works actively to develop intelligent robotic systems and robotic perception with a particular emphasis on developing methods and systems that cope with imperfect knowledge and uncertain senses. 

Doctoral Student Position In Intelligent Robotics 

Intelligent Robotics group at Aalto University is looking for a Ph.D. candidate related to adaptation in robotic manipulation. The research topic will be specifically defined based on the background and interests of the applicant after acceptance. 

A candidate should have a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a suitable area (e.g. robotics, computer science, automation, applied math, control engineering), or be a M.Sc. student in a final phase of their studies. The candidate should have strong analytical and writing skills, and experience or genuine interest in robotics. Expertise in machine learning is valued. Candidates are expected to also have good programming and mathematical skills. 

The appointment is available immediately. The position is fixed-term and filled initially for 1 year with an option for extension until the end of 4-year PhD studies. The salary is determined according to the salary system of Aalto University.  Employment includes occupational health and social security benefits. 

The position is located in the Intelligent Robotics group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation. The research environment provides excellent opportunities for open-minded co-operation with the highly motivated research staff as well as with top international partners. The group is very international and the working language is English. 

How to apply
To apply, submit the documents indicated below (in English, in single PDF document) by April 2, 2017, using the on-line recruitment system at 

The documents required are:

  1. a free-form application/motivation letter;
  2. a Curriculum Vitae (with contact details);
  3. names and contact information (email) of at least two references;
  4. transcript of records (courses and grades);
  5. degree certificate (if available, translation into English if available);
  6. a list of publications (if available);
  7. Master's thesis (if available); 

For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Ville Kyrki by e-mail or tel. +358 50 4082035 or in recruitment process related questions HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen,

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period. 

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 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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