5 Doctoral Researchers, Information Technology – Jyväskylä, Finland

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The Faculty of Information Technology is seeking for
5 Doctoral Researcher positions starting January 1, 2024, or as agreed, for a maximum of three years (for new doctoral students for the first year of dissertation work for a maximum of one year). The contract can be part-time or full-time.

The Doctoral SchooI of the Faculty of Information Technology offers doctoral education in Information Systems (Ph.D. or D.Sc.), Software and Communications Engineering (Ph.D. or D.Sc. Tech.), Computational Science (Ph.D. or D.Sc. Tech.), Educational Technology (Ph.D. or D.Sc. Tech.), and Cognitive Science (Ph.D.). The doctoral school regularly provides funding for doctoral students.

This application round is aimed at doctoral students already studying at the faculty, as well as new doctoral students of the faculty, who are expected to graduate within four years of starting their doctoral studies. Please note that if you don’t yet have the right to study in the Doctoral Programme in Information Technology, you must apply separately for the right to study by September 14, 2023, at 3 p.m.

Qualifications we are looking for

The doctoral researchers will work in the research groups of the Faculty of Information Technology (https://www.jyu.fi/it/en/research/our-active-research). The research group must be indicated in the online application form.

The tasks of the doctoral researchers focus on the research concerning doctoral thesis, doctoral studies, assisting teaching tasks, and other tasks related to these. The eligible candidate for the position should have a master’s degree and the right to postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä. Good command of English is required.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of doctoral researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.

What do we offer as an employer?

You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

The salary of a doctoral researcher will be determined in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

How to apply

The application should include:

1) Application letter (motivation to work on the research topic, at the Faculty of Information Technology, and how the dissertation work is connected to the work of the research group).

2) CV (resume), which should be written according to good scientific practice and in accordance with the following CV template, as far as possible: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae.

3) Research plan, including the title, planned publications with publication status (planned /in preparation/ submitted/ accepted /published), timetable, and plan for funding. Please see the suggested template for a research plan.

4) Postgraduate study plan (including the completed and planned coursework, with timetable).

5) Copy of your Master´s degree certificate

6) Recommendation letter from the (intended) main supervisor. The recommendation letter is not included in the online application: please request your supervisor to send the letter to it-hr-servicecentre@jyu.fi, by September 14, 2023.

Further information: of the position and how to apply, please contact HR Partner Elina Korhonen, it-hr-servicecentre@jyu.fi and for information on applying for study rights, please contact doctoral school planner Nina Pekkala, doctoral-studies-it@jyu.fi

Applications will be evaluated and prioritized first by research areas and then by the board of the doctoral school.

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see https://www.supo.fi/en.

Apply between 17 August 2023 and 14 September 2023 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)

Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered environment of 2,600 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and well-being for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third-largest employer in Central Finland.

You can get to know the beautiful campus areas of the University of Jyväskylä by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa – University campus life at JYU – YouTube.

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The mission of the faculty is to create a science-based digital future. In research, education, and stakeholder collaboration, the faculty combines comprehensively the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people.  Teaching is given both in Finnish and in English. Strong collaboration with companies and other actors in society is based on long-term research. The faculty’s research is organized through four areas of activity, which are computational science, engineering, information systems science, and learning and cognitive science. The faculty traditionally has degree programs in the natural sciences and business, in addition to which new degree programs in technology have been launched. Multidisciplinarity is concrete within our faculty, and the surrounding multidisciplinary university provides a fertile ground for various research openings and other collaborations.

The faculty is located on the scenic Mattilanniemi campus by the lake. You can find more information about the faculty’s activities on our website. Please take a special look at our research activities and curricula.

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