Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Inverse Problems and Numerical Analysis

Updated: 2 months ago

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Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis ( ) at the Aalto School of Science is seeking

Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Inverse Problems and Numerical Analysis

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of Antti Hannukainen and Nuutti Hyvönen, and she/he will be affiliated with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Inverse Modelling and Imaging ( ). The position is for 2(+1) years, and it will be filled at the latest in June 2022.


We look for scholars who are about to complete, or have completed within the past 5 years, their doctoral studies in a relevant field. The candidates are required to have a strong background in inverse problems, numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, functional analysis, scientific computing, uncertainty quantification, partial differential equations, and/or a closely related field of mathematics. Programming skills and strong interest in implementing numerical methods in practice are considered a considerable advantage. A good command of English is required, Finnish language is not.

We offer

The expected starting salary is approximately 3700 €/month. The contract includes occupational health care benefits and a holiday bonus.

How to apply
Please send your application at your earliest convenience as a single PDF file through our online recruitment system via the 'Apply' link. Your application should include the following documents:

  • CV and publication list,
  • contact information of two references, one of which is your PhD advisor,
  • a short research statement,
  • please include a few lines about yourself (and when you would like to start) in the application.

Applicants who have not yet completed their PhD are requested to include their expected graduation month in their CV, and an additional page comprising their up-to-date research results in more detail in the research plan.

*Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022 (first deadline), and the selection may be done already before the final deadline on March 15, 2022.

For additional information, please contact Antti Hannukainen and/or Nuutti Hyvönen ( ).

Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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In Finnish/Suomeksi

Haemme tutkijatohtoria (käänteisongelmat) vuoden pituiseen työsuhteeseen. Tarkempi kuvaus tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä englanniksi.

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