Post-doctoral Researcher, Software Engineering

University of Jyväskylä


January 31, 2022


The Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to recruit a

Post-doctoral Researcher, Software Engineering for a fixed-term period of 1 March 2022 (or soon after that) – 28 February 2026

Tasks and qualifications

Do you want to grow into a senior specialist in software engineering research and education at the Faculty of IT in the University of Jyväskylä? It is possible in this position. Post-doctoral researcher does research in software technology part of the Faculty's research groups. The work is research- oriented but it will include some teaching and thesis supervision in software and communications engineering and in information technology. The recruited person is also expected to take responsibility for participating in research projects, gaining external funding for the projects, and other duties as agreed with the supervising professors. In this position you have the possibility to grow and develop on a university career to the next level, and, in addition to research merits, strengthen your pedagogical competence. The position is suitable for a newly graduated PhD as well as for a person who has already created an established research career. The starting date can be negotiated – if you are finishing your PhD during this spring 2022, you are welcome to apply for this position.

Post-doctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in the applicable research area. Previous experience and evidence of research related to the position's content are considered an advantage for the applicant. We value an ability to collaborate, high-level publishing, active participation in procuring research funding, and interest in teaching and supervision of master theses and the research work.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Post-doctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. In this position, the Post- doctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in the English language. Considering the future positions and teaching, however, Finnish language is a necessary skill to learn during the employment. The University will support these studies.

What do we offer?

A competent and prosperous scientific community

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus, and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide.


The Post-doctoral Researcher's duty-specific part of the salary is determined by the job demand level 5-6 of teaching and research personnel in the general university salary system. Your salary is around 3,300 – 4,400€ a month depending on your qualifications and previous experience.

A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.


Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1. Curriculum vitae (CV) written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher's curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. The CV needs to contain the contact information of two senior academic referees. 2. List of publications. The list should comply with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland. 3. A maximum of five main publications in one zip file. 4. Compact application letter (max. A4) 5. Recommenders (2) contact details

Please submit your application by 31 January 2022 using the online application form.

For further information on the position, please contact professor Timo Hämäläinen,, +358407726470 or professor Tommi Mikkonen,, +358503117999

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see: https: // www.

The university follows the national recommendations for responsible evaluation of a researcher.

Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human- centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

You can explore the beautiful campus areas of the university by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa - University campus life at JYU - YouTube .

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The Mission of the Faculty is to create science-based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty comprehensively combines the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people. Strong collaboration with businesses and other parts of the society is based on sustained research. The research in the Faculty is organized in four divisions, which are Computational Science, Software and Communications Engineering, Information Systems, and Learning and Cognitive Sciences. The Faculty includes traditional education programs in the fields of natural science and economic science. In August 2021 a new program in the field of technology was launched. Multi-disciplinarity materializes already within the Faculty, and in addition, the surrounding multidisciplinary university offers fruitful grounds for new research initiatives and other collaboration.

The Faculty is located in the naturally beautiful campus of Mattilanniemi by the lake Jyväsjärvi. Further information about the Faculty can be found on our website. Please see especially our research activity and curricula.