Job ID: 170133

Postdoctoral Researcher

Aalto University

  • Oct. 22, 2021
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • T302 Dept. Mathematics and Systems Analysis
  • Aalto University

  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis ( at the School of Science is seeking for

Postdoctoral Researcher in Algebraic Statistics

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of Kaie Kubjas. The position is part of the Academy of Finland project “Algebraic geometry of hidden variable models in statistics”. The position is for one year with the starting date on September 1st, 2022.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the past 5 years, their doctoral studies in a relevant field of study. The candidates are required to have a strong mathematical background in applied algebra, algebraic statistics, algebraic geometry, discrete geometry, mathematics of machine learning, polynomial optimization or a related field. The candidate should also have strong interest in learning statistics or biology, however no background in these fields is necessary. The position requires fluent skills in the English language.

We offer
The expected starting salary is approximately 3700 €/month. The contract includes occupational health care benefits and a holiday bonus. The position comes with no teaching duties, but there is the possibility to teach an advanced course.

How to apply
Please send your application as a single PDF file through the eRecruitment system via the link ‘Apply now’. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration, the application should be received by December 15, 2021. Your application should include the following documents:
  • CV
  • List of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Transcript of PhD certificate or a short statement about the status of your PhD studies
  • Research statement
  • Contact information for two references

For additional information, please contact Kaie Kubjas (

Aalto University 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.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people. Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, and age. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals from all sectors of the community.

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