Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology. HIIT’s mission is to conduct top-level research, seamlessly moving between fundamental methods and technologies to novel applications and their impact on people and society. HIIT is a strategic partnership of Aalto University and University of Helsinki for enhancing the quality, visibility and impact of Finnish IT research. HIIT’s research is interdisciplinary, operating across departments and with industry. The current foci of research are AI, data, security and health.

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI bring together the world-class expertise of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki in joint research centers and programs. There are multiple research groups participating in each of them. The researchers to be recruited will work in one of the participating groups, or in some cases a shared position may also be possible. In addition, positions are available in the specific projects listed below.

Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are now looking for Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellows in multiple areas of ICT, including:

  •  artificial intelligence and machine learning
  •  data science
  •  privacy and security
  •  computational health
  •  human-computer interaction

We welcome applications linking two or more of these areas together.

The call also includes over 30 projects related to a diverse range of topics in ICT, including security usability, Bayesian machine learning, quantum computing, deep learning, drug/therapy design, differential privacy, precision medicine and distributed computing.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment with people from diverse backgrounds, and researchers from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please see the list of positions and detailed information on the application process here 

During the application process you are asked to specify the positions that interest you the most and to provide the following attachments as one pdf file:

  • Cover letter which includes your motivation for applying for the specific position(s), how you could contribute to them, and other relevant information (no more than 2 pages). In case you have selected topic “5. Other research areas”, please describe all areas of your expertise. HIIT has a long track record of supporting cross-disciplinary work, so feel free to include also non-ICT areas of your expertise that may be useful in multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • CV
  • List of publications (please do not attach full copies of publications)
  • A transcript of doctoral studies and the degree certificate of the doctoral degree

Please, be also prepared to provide contact details of possible referees (2-3 senior academic people available for providing recommendation letters upon request from HIIT). We will contact you, if recommendation letters are required.

The online application form closes August 9, 2021 at midnight Finnish time (23:59 EET, Eastern European Time).

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