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Postdoctoral research positions in media technology

Aalto University is a newuniversity with over a century of experienceCreated from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland  the Helsinki School of Economics, theHelsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The university's ambitious goal is to rank among the top universities in the world in its areas of specialization. At Aalto University, there are 20,000 students with the number of alumni around 75,000. We have a staff of 4,500 persons of which 300 are professors.

Aalto University School of Science invites applications for:


Several (2-5) postdoctoral positions at the Aalto University's Department of Media Technology ( are open to talented individuals who hold a recent doctorate degree and have high potential for a successful scientific career. The positions are for 2 years, with a continuation option for another term.

The research conducted at the Department covers digital media widely, with www technologies and services, graphics and interaction, and applied perception as the three main focus areas. Subthemes include semantic web, technologies for web applications and social media, virtual acoustics, digital imaging, animation, games, media perception and interaction technologies.

In addition to personal research work, a postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate in teaching and student supervision, and to collaborate across boundaries of the research groups presently active at the department.

The application materials should be in English and include a motivation letter, short statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, list of publications, recommendations and a copy of the PhD degree certificate and a transcript of doctoral studies. In case the doctoral degree is still pending, an up-to-date study transcript and a plan for completion of the degree should be provided.

Please inform us of your possible starting date. Current departmental starting salary for postdoctoral researcher is 3330€ per month.

The applications for the positions are to be addressed to the Head of Department and sent by email in a single pdf file to registry at aalto dot fi by 29 February 2012.

The application materials will not be returned.

For further information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Tapio Takala, tel. +358 50 5513222 (research areas) or HR Coordinator Saara Ahokoski, tel. +358 50 592 6958 (application process, practical arrangements). E-mails "".

In Espoo, February 2012

[A PDF version of this call can be found here]