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Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Doctoral Researcher (Applied Mathematics), 1 position

2022-01-31
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The Inverse Group at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, is seeking for Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Doctoral Researcher to fill a two-year research position. The Inverse Group focuses on the Applied Mathematics of Inverse Problems being a part of Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence in Inverse Modelling and Imaging.
Open position will focus on advanced 3D/4D modelling and inversion of partial differential equations (PDEs), in particular, (1) Finite Element Method (FEM) modelling of PDEs or (2) developing numerical inverse methods and/or machine learning techniques to analyse experimental bioelectromagnetic and microwave data.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position will be one of the following:

Tasks in position 1:

To develop advanced Finite Element Method (FEM) solvers for realistic geometries including, for example, the complex geometry of the human brain or that of an asteroid as a potential target domain. Potential applications include Electro-/Magnetoencephalography (EEG/MEG), transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES), and Radio/Microwave Tomography.

Tasks in position 2:

To develop numerical inverse methods and/or machine learning approaches to analyse experimental bioelectromagnetic EEG/MEG and microwave data, using advanced FEM forward solvers and realistic targets.

Knowledge and previous international experience from the respective fields of applied mathematics and applications themselves is greatly appreciated.


REQUIREMENTS
The position is intended for recently graduated researchers, so that they may gain further experience and advance their careers.
 A candidate applying for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position has to have a PhD degree and the candidate applying for a Doctoral Researcher position has to have MSc degree in mathematics, physics, or engineering. We are looking for versatile and independent researchers with a solid background in applied mathematics. We expect the candidates to have experience and skills in the fields of science and applications related to one of the tasks 1. or 2. Also fluent spoken and written English skills as well as competence to pursue independent scientific work and adequate teaching skills are expected. 

We appreciate experience of studying and working abroad and contacts to international research community. Additional experience in computer science, programming and software development especially considering MATLAB, Python and C++ platforms as well as the ability to supervise MSc and PhD students will be considered as an advantage. The position may also involve some teaching duties in the future. Please be prepared to provide proof of your merits when requested.

Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary and boldly forward-looking, evolving community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, erudition building, and learner-centredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work.


WE OFFER
The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of 2 years. The planned starting date can be March 1st   2022 or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

Salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System.
The position of Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). Typical starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is around 3500 EUR/month.

The position of Doctoral Researcher is placed on the job demand levels 2-4 and the typical starting salary for a Doctoral Research is around 2400 EUR/month.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts.
Please read more about working at Tampere University.

Tampere University offers a world-class research environment in internationally recognized research groups. We have strong collaborative networks and offer great opportunities for researchers to develop their careers in an international setting.


HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 31st of January 2022 (at 23.59 EET / UTC+2:00). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines
  • References from two people
  • Motivation letter (incl. research directions):
    • 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
    • Previous research fields and main research results.
    • Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?


For more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Sampsa Pursiainen, sampsa.pursiainen@tuni.fi

Job details

Title
Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Doctoral Researcher (Applied Mathematics), 1 position
Location
Kalevantie 4 Tampere, Finland
Published
2021-12-23
Application deadline
2022-01-31
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