Aalto University, Dept. of Mathematics and Systems analysis

Position ID: Aalto-DMOS [#19036]
Position Title: Doctoral Candidates in Mathematics, Operations Research and Statistics
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Espoo, Southern Finland 01250, Finland [map]
Subject Areas: mathematics, operations research, statistics
Application Deadline: 2022/01/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/17, listed until 2022/01/16)
Position Description:    

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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 12 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. We work to ensure our community’s inclusiveness and warmly encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis (https://math.aalto.fi/en/) at the Aalto School of Science is seeking several

Doctoral Candidates in Mathematics, Operations Research and Statistics

The candidates will work within one of the department’s main research areas:

- Algebra and discrete mathematics, - Analysis and partial differential equations, - Numerical analysis, - Stochastics, statistics and mathematical physics, - Systems and operations research.

More information on the specific research areas of the department’s faculty members can be found at https://math.aalto.fi/en/.

The positions primarily involve graduate studies with the goal of a doctoral degree. All doctoral candidates are required to participate in teaching of bachelor’s and master’s level courses as teaching assistants.

The positions will be located at the Aalto University’s Otaniemi Campus, and they will be filled at the latest in August 2022. The precise starting date is negotiable.


An applicant must have completed by August 2022 - a master’s degree awarded by a university, or - a study programme that in the awarding country gives eligibility for doctoral level studies in Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, or a closely related field. Moreover, a good command of English is required.

Applicants must fulfil the admission criteria of the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science and, if chosen for a position, apply for and obtain the right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto University. For more information on the general requirements and the application process for doctoral studies, please visit https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralsci/How+to+apply .

Salary and duration

The contracts will have the structure of 2+2 years, with a midterm review before the second two-year period. The standard salary level starts at 2 565€ per month, with scheduled raises when signing the second two-year contract and when submitting the doctoral thesis for pre-examination. The annual total workload is 1612 hours.

How to apply

Address your application to the Head of Department and submit it electronically through the web link at https://aalto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/aalto/job/Otaniemi-Espoo-Finland/Doctoral-Candidates-in-Mathematics--Operations-Research-and-Statistics_R32248. The review of applications will begin on 15 December 2021 (first deadline), and decisions may be made already before the final deadline on 16 January 2022 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). The application material must be in English and must include the following documents as a single file in the PDF format (‘lastname_firstname_application.pdf’):

- A cover letter, including motivation for applying as well as clearly indicating the names of 1-3 professors or lecturers at the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis whose research interests you the most; - Curriculum Vitae; - Course transcripts of your BSc and MSc studies with grades. It is not necessary that a MSc degree (or comparable) has already been awarded, but it must be by August 2022; - A one-page description of your MSc thesis project (or comparable final project), with a link to the thesis if possible; - Contact details of two referees, who are willing to write recommendation letters if contacted.

Candidates may be invited for online interviews.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

Aalto University reserves the right to consider candidates who have not submitted applications, to reopen the call after the initial deadline, or to leave the positions open.

Further information

Academic Coordinator David Radnell (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi) is happy to give you more information about the positions.

For information on the recruitment process, contact HR Coordinator Johanna Glader (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland.

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