Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki

Position ID: 568-PDI [#8485]
Position Title: Postdoctoral positions in inverse problems
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland [map]
Subject Area: Inverse problems
Application Deadline: 2016/02/28 finished (posted 2016/01/26, listed until 2016/02/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral positions in inverse problems
 Inverse Problems Research Group
 Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 University of Helsinki

 Deadline for applications: February 28, 2016
 Number of positions: 1-2 postdoctoral positions

 Supervisors: Academy prof. Matti Lassas and Prof. Samuli Siltanen.

The Inverse Problems Group at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, will hire new postdoctoral researchers. We invite prospective candidates to apply for these positions, which will involve research in one or more of the following areas:

 1. Geometric inverse problems
 2. Computational inverse problems
 3. Statistical and stochastic inverse problems

We plan to fill one to two postdoctoral positions. Prospective postdoctoral researchers are expected to have a PhD degree or equivalent. Persons graduating in the near future are also encouraged to apply.

The application with the following documents are to be submitted online at The deadline for applications is February 28, 2016.

 * Cover letter indicating which research area(s) are addressed
 * Short curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (if any)
 * Two letters of recommendation
 * Scanned copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts of academic records.
   Translations of these documents in English may also be attached.

All enquiries related to the positions: or

The salary for postdoctoral researchers will be placed on level 5 (typical monthly salary around 3300-3500 euros), the duration of the positions is until December 31, 2017. The starting times for the positions are negotiable but preferably in April-September 2016, and the style and contribution of the projects can be adjusted somewhat to match the applicants' strengths. Acad. prof. Matti Lassas, and Prof. Samuli Siltanen will act as supervisors for the projects (each project will have one or more supervisors). The employment of the candidates for the post doctoral positions is subject to the acceptance of the University of Helsinki Human Resources Centre.

Description of research environment:

The postdoctoral positions will be placed in the Inverse Problems Group at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Helsinki. The group is part of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research (status granted by the Academy of Finland), and has an active role in the Finnish Inverse Problems Society. The group has made fundamental contributions in both theoretical and computational inverse problems, and it currently consists of Profs. Matti Lassas (leader of the Centre of Excellence), Samuli Siltanen, FiDiPro professor Gunther Uhlmann, two senior researchers, four postdoctoral researchers, and seven PhD students.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Helsinki is the leading unit of mathematical sciences in Finland. The department staff numbers over 170, with more than 20 professors. The research carried out at the department is of the highest international standard. The department houses two Centres of Excellence appointed by the Academy of Finland, two Academy Professors and one Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro). The department also has two research projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The major lines of research are, inter alia, analysis, mathematical physics, inverse problems, mathematical biology, mathematical logic and statistics.

The University of Helsinki is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world and the leading university in Finland. The university, with a staff of over 8,000, operates on four campuses in. There are 35,000 students, and a further 30,000 participate in adult education. Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki wants to strengthen its position among the world's leading multidisciplinary research universities and to actively promote the well-being of humanity and a fair society.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
P.O. Box 68 (Gustaf Hallstromin katu 2b)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

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