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Postdoctoral Researcher and Senior Researcher, Data Science

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. From 1 August 2018 onwards, we’ll be operating on two campuses, in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary.  The faculty has approximately 3,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 490 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivuWe are now inviting applications for

a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Senior Researcher in Data Science (2 positions), School of Computing, Kuopio Campus

We are currently searching for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher and a senior researcher to work in the field of Data Science.

A successful candidate for the postdoctoral researcher position should show a strong interest in machine learning and data mining. He or she must have relevant research experience as well as a solid publication record. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that they have an outstanding ability to produce high-quality scholarly work in the areas of neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, or deep learning.

The senior researcher should have a strong track record in method development for data mining, machine learning, or algorithmic data analysis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, graph mining and social network analysis, matrix- and tensor-based methods, and subgroup discovery and redescription mining. Other topics are equally welcome. Experience in applying the methods in real-world data analysis problems is strongly preferred.

The duties include research in the field of Data Science and teaching and supervising students. Additionally the duties of senior researcher include applying for research funding from external sources and leading a group of researchers in research projects. A person to be appointed to the postdoctoral researcher position is required to hold a doctoral degree, which may not have been completed more than five years ago at the time of accepting the position.

A person to be appointed as a senior researcher shall hold a suitable doctoral degree and have good teaching skills.

Positions of postdoctoral researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term. Senior researchers may be filled permanently or for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

English may be used as the language of instruction and supervision in these positions.

The positions are filled for a fixed term from August 1, 2018 up to three years (postdoctoral researcher) or five years (senior researcher).

A trial period is applied to new members of the university’s staff.

The salary of the postdoctoral researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€2,893.95/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 46.3% of the job requirement component.

The salary of the senior researcher position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 6 – 7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€3,374.18 – 3,889.84/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 46.3% of the job requirement component.

For further information on the positions, please contact: Head of School of Computing, Professor Markku Hauta-Kasari, tel. +358 29 445 3658, email: markku.hauta-kasari[at]uef.fi

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Executive Head of Administration Arja Hirvonen, tel. +358 29 445 3002, email: arja.hirvonen[at]uef.fi

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

– a résumé or CV 
– a list of publications 
– a portfolio of teaching merits
– postdoctoral researcher: motivation letter
– senior researcher: research proposal max 2 pages
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas.

The application needs to be submitted no later than 31 May, 2018 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

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Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018