Specialist, AI and data innovation

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Nov 2023

The University of Helsinki is strengthening its innovative activities and the social impact of its research. As a part of this development, the University of Helsinki is implementing the Kumpula Innovation Campus project during 2023-2026.

The main objectives are to increase the number of research-based innovations on campus, to strengthen our comprehensive research and innovation collaboration with the business world, to support the establishment of student- and research-based companies, and to develop new and open infrastructures and experimental environments. The project will also seek new EU funding intended for research, innovation, and industrial competitive capacity. Special focus areas are utilisation of data and AI, deep digital technologies, and sustainable solutions.

The University of Helsinki on behalf of the Kumpula Innovation Campus project is looking for:

A Specialist (AI and data innovation)

As a specialist, your duties will include conceptualising and promoting the development of an open innovation environment/platform focusing on the utilisation of data, on AI, and new digital solutions, in close collaboration with the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence as well as other operators in the field of AI and data solutions. Our objectives include mapping the needs of the business world and possible partners, to the design and piloting of services, funding of the innovation platform, as well as the promotion of the accessibility and usability of research data and other data.

To successfully carry out the duties of the post, you need deep knowledge and proven experience in solutions based on open data, data analysis, and AI, of developing services, as well as of development collaborations between academia, businesses, and other operators. Further, we appreciate experience in project and EU funding for collaborations between academia and the business world.

You have a higher academic degree and good negotiation and communication skills. Besides excellent English skills, a good command of Finnish is helpful.

The position is a fixed-term post that will continue until 30 June 2026. The salary is 4,500-5,500 Euros per month.

Why work at the university? 

We have a good community atmosphere and put our hearts into our work for the good of our university and all of Finland. In your duties you will have the support of all the over a hundred professionals in communication, social interaction, and innovation work within the sector, while at the same time you can develop your own expertise further. As a member of our work community, you will be working in close collaboration with inspiring researchers and strengthening the conditions and impact of science and education. We will look after your wellbeing and a smooth daily life with the help of e.g. working from home, flexible working hours, occupational health services, and the inexpensive and varied sports services of Unisport.

Are you interested? 

We are expecting your application through our recruitment system by 21.11 2023. If you are already employed by the University of Helsinki, please send in an internal application by logging on to https://msap.helsinki.fi . We will start interviewing candidates immediately and will fill the position as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

The University of Helsinki welcomes applications from all genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities. 

For more details on the vacancy, please contact

Micah Gland, Project manager, Kumpula Innovation Campus ([email protected] , +358505691579



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