University of Jyväskylä

Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions), Data Engineering

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The faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to recruit a

Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions), data engineering

for a fixed-term period of 1 March 2022 – 28 February 2026

Tasks and qualifications

The University of Jyväskylä has recently started a new engineering program for Bachelor, Master, and doctoral levels. The Faculty of Information Technology is one of the largest academic educators in the field of IT in Finland, strong in scientific research, and ranked high in the academic ranking of world universities. We are looking for two Postdoctoral Researchers in the field of Computer Science to strengthen the education.

A Postdoctoral Researcher does research in a research group led by Professors and pursues scientifically excellent and significant results in research projects. A Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the planning and execution of supplementary funding research projects and other tasks agreed on with the supervisor. Postdoctoral Researcher also participates in teaching tasks and supervision of theses in the education programs of Information and Software Engineering (technology) and Computer Science.

The Postdoctoral Researchers are expected to participate, according to their choice, in one or more research groups that combine Computer Science and university’s human sciences such as brain research, digital business, culture, sports technology, music technology, game research, psychology, education, learning and interaction, technical communication, technology management, or health technology and engage in collaboration between the research groups of the different fields.

Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have an engineering doctoral degree in Computer Science or in another applicable IT research area. Previous experience and evidence of research related to the position's content are considered an advantage for the applicant. We value an ability to collaborate, high-level publishing, active participation in procuring research funding, and interest in teaching and supervision of master theses and the research work.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. In this position, the Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in the English language.

What do we offer?

A competent and prosperous scientific community 

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. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide


The Postdoctoral Researcher’s duty-specific part of the salary is determined by the job demand level 5-6 of teaching and research personnel in the general university salary system. Your salary is around 3,300 – 4,400€ a month depending on your qualifications and previous experience. A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.


Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1. Curriculum vitae (CV) written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. The CV needs to contain the contact information of two senior academic referees.
2. List of publications. The list should comply with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.
3. A maximum of five main publications in one zip file.
4. Application letter, including applicant’s research interests and plan.

Please submit your application by 12 December 2021 using the online application form.

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

The university follows the national recommendations for responsible evaluation of a researcher.

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Lauri Kettunen (lauri.y.o.kettunen@jyu.fi, +358405034550) and Professor Tommi Mikkonen (tommi.m.mikkonen@jyu.fi, +358503117999)

Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing 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 explore the beautiful campus areas of the university 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 science-based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty comprehensively combines the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people. Strong collaboration with businesses and other parts of the society is based on sustained research. The research in the Faculty is organized in four divisions, which are Computational Science, Software and Communications Engineering, Information Systems, and Learning and Cognitive Sciences. The Faculty includes traditional education programs in the fields of natural science and economic science. In August 2021 a new program in the field of technology was launched. Multi-disciplinarity materializes already within the Faculty, and in addition, the surrounding multidisciplinary university offers fruitful grounds for new research initiatives and other collaboration.

The Faculty is located in the naturally beautiful campus of Mattilanniemi by the lake Jyväsjärvi. Further information about the Faculty can be found on our website. Please see especially our research activity and curricula.

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Postdoctoral Researchers (2 positions), Data Engineering
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