Two Doctoral Researchers (computational imaging and scientific computing)

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The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for two Doctoral Researcher (PhD student) positions in Computational Physics and Inverse Problems Research Group at the Department of Technical Physics on the Kuopio campus. The position will be filled for a fixed term from 1 January 2024 (or starting date as agreed) to 31 December 2025. Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 17 November 2023.

Role and salary

We are seeking for two highly motivated and talented Doctoral Researchers (PhD students) to work full-time in the field of computational imaging and scientific computing with the Centre of Excellence in Inverse Modeling and Imaging (Research Council of Finland) and Consolidator Grant of European Research Council (ERC). Group invites prospective PhD student candidates to apply for the positions, which will involve research on one of the following topics:

  1. Tomographic multimodal imaging of three-phase flow
  2. Quantitative photoacoustic tomography
  3. Diffuse optical tomography
  4. Accelerated model-based multiple contrast quantitative MRI
  5. Computational methods for enhancing quantitative cardiac imaging with novel digital 3D SPECT systems
  6. Monitoring of fugitive greenhouse gas emissions in biogas production using laser dispersion tomography

For more information and detailed descriptions of the PhD topics 1-6 can be found here. The Doctoral Researchers (PhD students) are requested to indicate the preferred projects (one or more) in their motivation letter attached to the application.

Research Group webpages:

The positions will be filled for a fixed term from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025 (or starting date as agreed) due to it pertaining to a specific project task and own doctoral degree. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The candidate shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Eastern Finland by enrolling in the Faculty’s Doctoral Programme LUMETO.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two components: a job requirement component and a personal performance component. In this position, the job requirement level is based on levels 2–4 on the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff, depending on the stage of the applicant’s doctoral research and postgraduate studies. The personal performance salary element is 6–50% of the job-related salary element. At the beginning of the employment, the salary of the Doctoral Researcher will be approximately € 2534–2662 /month.

Our requirements and expectations


  • A person to be appointed as a Doctoral Researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in physics, engineering, computer science or applied mathematics. Candidates who are currently completing or have recently completed a higher university degree are invited to apply.
  • Potential candidates should have a good command of the English language (work language: English).

The following will be considered an advantage:

  • Experience in inverse problems, mathematical modeling and related numerical methods.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary scientific work (shown by a motivation letter).
  • Programming skills with Matlab, C/C++ or Python.

Your benefits

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

  • Extensive occupational health care
  • 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 17 November 2023 by 24:00 (midnight) Finnish time (UTC+3).

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

  • CV (, but also other styles will be accepted).
  • List of publications, if applicable.
  • 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 transcript of records.
  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages), including the preferred project(s) and names and contact information of two referees.
  • 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).


For further information on the positions, please contact Professor Marko Vauhkonen, email:, tel. +358 40 771 3737.

For further information on the application procedure, please contact Human Resources Coordinator Noora Hämäläinen, e-mail:, tel. +358 29 445 8302.

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