Position for Postdoctoral Researcher in Built Environment (Water and Environmental Engineering)

Aalto University - School of Engineering

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Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. 

School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students. Currently, the department of Built Environment has 22 professors together with lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of departmental personnel is about 170.

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Built Environment

We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Built Environment. The position is for a period of 2 years, with a mid-term review, and should start before January 2108. The position is intended for full-time work.

Positions is part of a larger funding scheme from the School of Engineering that covers altogether 10 positions in the current call. Those positions will be allocated to the successful applicants at the three departments of the school. Appointment will be made so that they will support the implementation of the Roadmap 2017-2021 of Aalto University’s School of Engineering https://inside.aalto.fi/display/eneng/Strategy

Teaching duties of the position are limited to about 10% of working hours and are related to Master’s programs of the Department. In addition, modest activity in fund raising and guiding doctoral and master students is also expected. The Postdoctoral Researcher’s principal task is to conduct high quality research in the following theme:

  • Water and environmental engineering

In the application, the candidate should clearly state the theme his/her research would focus on and indicate how it is in line with the ongoing research of the group.

Research environment:
The successful candidate will work within the research groups of related themes. The department has 3D studio, Water laboratory and hydraulic flume, Aalto Built Environment laboratory, Transportation laboratory and the Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research.

Qualifications:
Applicants must i) have completed a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) manifest a strong background in the research area s/he is applying for, and iii) show a strong publication record. Fluent English is required.

To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page)
  • Research plan on the selected research area of the Department (mandatory to indicate clearly which one) (max three A4 pages). Will be evaluated against scientific quality and relevance to the School of Engineering’s Road Map 2017-2020.
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page)
  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on 31st August 2017. Email applications will not be taken into account.

For more information: For additional information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Kauko Viitanen, tel. +358 50 560 3873. In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen tel. +358 50 591 3981 (in August). E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

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