The Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology, Department of Technical Physics

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for three Postdoctoral or Project Researcher positions in Computational Physics and Inverse Problems Research Group at the Department of Technical Physics and Biomedical Imaging Unit at the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences on the Kuopio campus. The positions will be filled for a fixed three-year term as from 1 May 2024 (or starting date as agreed).

Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 11 March 2024.

Role and salary

We are seeking three highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral or Project Researchers to work full-time in the field of computational imaging and scientific computing within the Flagship of Advanced Mathematics for Sensing, Imaging and Modelling (FAME), appointed by the Research Council of Finland. The central idea of FAME is to form an internationally leading competence centre of applied mathematicians, physicists, and applied scientists with a vision of providing solutions and methodologies for various imaging and sensing problems arising from the industry and society to boost Finnish economy and global wellbeing.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research in accordance with the research proposal
  • Collaborating with national and international research institutions and companies
  • Writing scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Acquiring and implementing third-party funded projects
  • Supervising doctoral candidates, students, and interns
  • Participating in teaching

The research groups at the Department of Technical Physics (Computational Physics and Inverse Problems Research) and Biomedical Imaging Unit (Kuopio BIU) invite prospective Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Researcher candidates to apply for the positions, which will involve research on one of the following topics:

  1. Multimodal imaging of three-phase pipe flow
  2. Industrial modelling and optimization
  3. Computational imaging in MRI

More information and detailed descriptions of the topics can be found here. The applicants are requested to indicate the preferred projects (one or more) in their motivation letter attached to the application.

The position will be filled for a fixed three-year term as form 1 May 2024 (or as agreed) due to it pertaining to a specific Flagship project task. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff. 

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job-related salary element and a personal salary element. In this position, the job-related salary element is EUR 3,213.00 /month, based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff. The personal salary element ranges from a minimum of 6% to a maximum of 50% of the above-mentioned sum. Depending on the personal salary element, the salary will be approximately EUR 3,727–3,920 /month at the beginning of the employment.

Our requirements and expectations

Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree, e.g., in physics, engineering, computer science or applied mathematics. For Postdoctoral Researchers, the doctoral degree may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position (a net period of time, which does not include parental leave, military service etc.)

If the person to be appointed has received a doctoral degree more than five years ago, the position will be filled as a Project Researcher.

Applicants whose doctoral degree will be completed by April 2024 and whose doctoral thesis topic is particularly relevant to this call will also be considered eligible to apply.

  • Prior experience and knowledge on computational/medical imaging, imaging, mathematical and statistical modeling and/or related inverse problems.
  • Potential candidates should have a good command of the English language.

The following will be considered an advantage:

  • A strong interest in interdisciplinary scientific work (demonstrated by the motivation letter).
  • Programming skills with Matlab, C/C++ or Python.
  • Experience of machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to imaging applications.
  • A good publication track record.
  • Experience in supervising undergraduate students.
  • Experience of projects with industrial operators.

Your benefits

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including

  • opportunity for flexible multi-location work
  • extensive occupational health care
  • broad selection of staff training
  • staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services
  • affordable sports services and tax-free bike benefit

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting and diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.

How to apply?

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 11.3.2024 by 24:00 (midnight) Finnish time (UTC+2). 

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application:

  • CV (Template for researcher's curriculum vitae, but also other styles will be accepted).
  • List of publications
  • Copies of your academic degree certificates/diplomas, and copies of certificates/diplomas relating to your language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas.
  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages), including the preferred project(s) and names and contact information of two referees. Please, indicate the preferred projects (one or more) in your motivation letter.
  • Other documents you wish to include to demonstrate your merits for the position (maximum 3 pages). Do not attach MSc/BSc thesis PDF files, provide a link to them in your CV (if applicable).

Questions?

For further information on the positions, please contact Professor Marko Vauhkonen, email: marko.vauhkonen@uef.fi, tel. +358 40 771 3737 or Professor Olli Gröhn, email: olli.grohn@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4454040.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact Human Resources Coordinator Noora Hämäläinen, e-mail: noora.hamalainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 445 8302 or Human Resources Secretary Tarja Salmi, e-mail: tarja.salmi@uef.fi, tel. +358 29 4458220.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1.5.2024
Salary General collective agreement for universities
Number of positions 3
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Kuopio
County Pohjois-Savo
Country Finland
Reference number 592/01.01.03/2024
Contact
  • Marko Vauhkonen
  • Olli Gröhn
Published 12.Feb.2024
Last application date 11.Mar.2024
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