2 Postdoctoral Researchers (Mathematics / Inverse Problems) University of Helsinki, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Finland

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/mathematics-and-st...) at the Faculty of Science, is the biggest department of mathematical sciences in Finland. The department invites applications for


2 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS (mathematics / inverse problems)


for full-time two-year positions with a possible extension to one more year. The first full-time position can start between January 1, 2019 and March 1, 2019 and the second position can start between May 1 and September 1, 2019, upon mutual agreement. The work will be conducted in the research group (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/inverse-problems) of professor Matti Lassas (http://www.helsinki.fi/~lassas/) and in a project funded by Academy of Finland. The research group of Lassas comprises twelve post-doctoral researchers and PhD students and is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modelling and Imaging (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/centre-of-excellence-of-invers...). Research carried out by the group concentrates on inverse problems for partial differential equations, geometry and stochastical models. The postdoctoral researchers´ work encompasses conducting research in collaboration with members of the research group and a small amount of teaching (approximately 24 hours of lecturing a year).


A successful post doc candidate will have experience of some of the methods used in the research group -- partial differential equations, differential geometry, microlocal analysis, regularization theory, or stochastics. Alternatively, the candidate may have experience of numerical methods for partial differential equations. In addition to the experience on some of the above fields, the candidates shall have a strong interest in working on inverse problems and topics on the interface of applied and pure mathematics.


For more information, contact the coordinator of the Centre of Excellence, Ms. Hanna Partio by email: Hanna.Partio@helsinki.fi.



The salary of successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system for Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3300 – 3700 €/month.


How to apply


Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.


Please attach the following documents as a single pdf file: motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages) and a publication list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter on request.


For the first position the deadline for submitting the application is December 6, 2018.
For the second position the deadline for submitting the application is March 1, 2019.


Due date
01.03.2019 23:59 EET

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