The University of Helsinki (https: // www. helsinki.fi/en) is an international
scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the
leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the
top 100 international universities in the world.
The Department of Computer Science (https: // www. helsinki.fi/en/computer-
science), which is part of the Faculty of Science, is one of the leading
Computer Science research and teaching units in Europe. The research themes of
the Department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and
distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.
The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of
Helsinki invites applications for
1-2 Doctoral Students in Human-Artificial Intelligence Collaboration
The Cognitive computing research group is seeking 1-2 PhD candidates to
conduct research in Machine learning for Human-AI collaboration. The candidate
will work with machine learning, reinforcement learning, and deep learning
methods that allow new types of man-machine interactions in which machines can
learn directly from human behaviour and physiology. The methods will be
developed and applied also for physiological sensing and brain-computer
interfacing data. The position provides an opportunity to contribute both to
fundamental computer science and ground-breaking human-computer interaction
The candidate will join world-class research environment and will be part of
the Cognitive computing research group
(https: // www. cs.helsinki.fi/group/intercom/).
The starting date is negotiable, but the positions are filled when suitable
candidates are found.
The work involves research-related activities, including conducting
theoretical and applied research, data analysis, writing research articles,
participating in and presenting research at academic conferences, and
The ideal candidate has a strong background in either machine learning or
human-computer interaction. However, sole understanding of modern machine
learning methods and good programming skills are required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are needed.
Applicants should have an MSc in computer science, mathematics, or a related
Applicants who do not currently hold a doctoral student status in the Doctoral
Programme in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki are eligible to
apply, but in the event of hiring, they are expected to acquire the status
during the standard 6-month probationary period. Please check at the time of
applying that you are able to fill the admission requirements on time from
https: // www. helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/eligibility-and-e....
Salary and benefits
The position is full-time and funded initially for three years. For a doctoral
student, the starting salary is 2400–2700 euros/month, depending on previous
qualifications and experience.
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 University provides
support for internationally recruited employees and their family members with
their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of
Helsinki as an employer, please see https: // www. helsinki.fi/en/about-
How to apply
Please submit your application using through the University of Helsinki
Recruitment System via the link “Apply for the position”.
The application shall include the following attachments as a single pdf file
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of publications (and/or link to thesis)
• Cover letter describing the candidate´s motivation and research interests
and especially experience in machine learning and programming.
• Links to practical project implementations or other work showcasing the work
of the candidate.
• Contact details of potential referees who have agreed to provide letters of
The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2021.
For more information on the position, please contact the group leader Tuukka
For more information on the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science (DoCS),
please visit https: // www. helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-
The University of Helsinki reserves the right for justified reasons to leave
the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates
who have not submitted applications during the application period.