Job ID: 158108

Doctoral Candidate in Mathematics

Aalto University School of Science

  • Apr. 29, 2021
  • Doctoral Candidate in Mathematics
  • Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
  • Aalto University School of Science
  • May 31, 2021
  • Sep. 1, 2021
  • Graduate Student
  • 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 Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Research Group in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at the School of Science is seeking for a

Doctoral Candidate in Mathematics

to work under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Engström. Specifically, the candidate will work within the area of algebraic and topological combinatorics. The position primarily involves graduate studies with the goal of a doctoral degree. Some departmental duties are included, mainly teaching basic level courses.

We wish that you could join the research group latest on September 2021, but we are ready to negotiate about the starting date.


You must have a master’s degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a closely related field by September 2021, and a good command of English.

The Doctoral Program at Aalto University is intended for the candidates of excellent academic background motivated in pursuing a full-time doctoral program and producing cutting-edge research of the highest international level. Applicants must fulfil the admission requirements to the Aalto Doctoral Programme of Science and, if chosen for position, apply for and obtain the right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto. For more information on the general requirements and the application process for post-graduate studies, please visit .

Salary and duration

The approximate timescale to complete the doctoral degree is 4 years. The standard salary level starts at 2 565 EUR/month. The annual total workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1612 hours. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

How to apply

If you would like to join our community, please submit your application as a single PDF file at your earliest convenience by 31 May 2021 through our recruiting system at Please include the following documents in English:

- Application cover letter;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Course transcripts of your B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees with grades. It is not necessary that the M.Sc. degree is already awarded, but should be before September 2021;
- A short description of your M.Sc. thesis project;
- 2 References (either letters of recommendation, or names and contact information of the referees).

If you have any questions, Prof. Alexander Engström is happy to give you more information about the position. Email: firstname.lastname@aalto.

For information on the recruitment process, contact HR Coordinator Johanna Glader

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider also candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Alexander Engström
    Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
    Aalto University School of Science
    Otakaari 1, Espoo

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