AI Specialist for Institutional Research and Analysis

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 22 Apr 2024

We are driving change towards better utilisation of analysed data and statistical forecasts of the results of operations in the management of the University of Helsinki. The data and information you produce will directly affect the management of Finland’s largest university.


As a specialist in artificial intelligence, you will support the University leadership by applying open-source solutions and the MS Azure environment to utilise AI and machine learning applications that draw on extensive datasets. You will monitor the development of AI-related technology in cooperation with the research community and employ the most effective statistical machine learning methods as part of University management.

You will work as part of a team of ten specialists responsible for analysing and visualising the data required for decisions on leadership and operations management, reviewing statistics and modelling scenarios.
About you
Your curiosity drives you to delve deeper into the phenomena underlying the data. You are keen to seek increasingly effective ways to support knowledge-based management at different levels of the University organisation.

Statistical analysis as well as the support and development of knowledge-based management require an ability to identify broad-based issues. You take a self-directed approach to work, and you have solid expertise in statistical methods, open-source AI applications and the MS Azure environment. You have experience in the requirement specification of machine learning and AI solutions, and are able to apply the best-suited solutions based on machine learning and AI to various sector-specific problems. Any expertise and experience in utilising large language models are considered an asset.


You have an applicable higher education degree and good teamwork and communication skills. Experience and expertise in Finnish university administration are considered an asset. You work fluently in English, both verbally and in writing. Also, communication skills in Finnish are beneficial in your work.
What we can offer you
We work in close cooperation with the University leadership and other experts. The position of an AI specialist in our team offers you a unique and multi-faceted vantage point to the largest university in Finland. You will be supported by our highly motivated and knowledgeable professionals and by a leadership style focused on coaching that is sensitive to your personal goals. With us, you can develop your skills and job description in accordance with your experience and interests.
We support your workplace wellbeing through flexible working hours, a comprehensive occupational health scheme, and inexpensive and diverse fitness services. We work both remotely and on site. Your on-site workplace is located in the centre of Helsinki. For the University of Helsinki, the enhancement of wellbeing, diversity and equality is an important strategic choice.
Interested in this unique position?

Don’t hesitate to apply! We expect to receive your application through our recruitment system by 22.4.2024. Please include a CV and an application letter describing your interests. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants of any gender, linguistic or cultural background, or minority group.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Matti Kajaste, Head of Institutional Research and Analysis: +358 50 447 1116, [email protected]. You can also leave a sms for a callback.

About University Services
University Services enables our international academic community to focus on its core duties: research, teaching, studying and public engagement. University Services employs approximately 1,100 professionals in campus-based, on-site services and University-level services assisting the on-site services. The University Services are formed of the following sectors: HR Services, Teaching and Learning Services, Financial Services, Research Services, Communications and Community Relations, and Administrative Services.



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