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Postdoc­toral Re­searcher in Al­gerian Culture and His­tory

The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world
Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The Faculty of Arts is Finland’s oldest institution for teaching and research in the humanities and the largest in terms of the structure and range of disciplines. It is also a significant international community fostering research, education and cultural interaction.

The project “VoCAL Articulations of Identity and Empire (CALLIOPE)” at the University of Helsinki will run from March 2018 – February 2023 and is directed by Dr. Josephine Hoegaerts. It is funded by the European Research Council (ERC-Starting Grant 2017). The project studies how audible performances of public speech have influenced political decision making in the 19th century. It shows how voices helped to define diverse identities and contributed to practices of political and cultural transfer during the colonial period. In viewing political representation through the lens of audibility, the project will offer a new perspective on citizenship and colonialism by reframing how authority was embodied – through performances that were heard, as well as those that could be seen.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ALGERIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY

to the CALLIOPE project for a fixed-term of three years, from September 2, 2019 (negotiable) onwards.
An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the project (such as history, cultural studies, political science, language, or anthropology), as well as have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. We particularly appreciate applicants with a proven track record in multidisciplinary collaboration and an aptitude for methodological innovation.

Candidates will be expected to take charge of research on one geo-political area or axis of ‘exchange’ covered in CALLIOPE, and focus on vocal practices of political representation within that area:
‘French’ Algeria (ca. 1830-1920)
The candidate will study rhetorical and vocal norms in in the region (as presented e.g. in religious, educational and judicial texts), and the links and tensions between political (Franco-) Algerian speech and other forms of rhetoric, taking responsibility for the ‘sub-project’ in CALLIOPE concerning the evolution of public oratory (religious, rebellious or otherwise) in its exchange with rising colonizing powers -a project necessitating fluency in French, and ideally also familiarity with Arabic. (for a full project description, contact the project director).

The main duties will include full-time research and participation in the activities of the project. The post will require both independent and collaborative scholarly publishing, as well as teaching (5-10% of the annual working time) and other tasks. All candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English as well as French.
The salary for the position is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The annual gross salary range varies between 41,000 and 50,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file which includes the following documents in English:
1) A curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
2) A list of publications (max. 3 pages)
3) A statement (max 2 pages) outlining the applicant plans to shape the sub-project applied for
4) A summary (max. 2 pages) on the applicant’s scholarly activities including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
6) A sample of scholarly writing (not more than 10,000 words)
5) Names and contact details of 2 or 3 referees

Please name the pdf file with your last name and the initial(s) of your first name(s).

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019.

Further information on the position and on the CALLIOPE project can be obtained from director Josephine Hoegaerts (josephine.hoegaerts@helsinki.fi)

For information on the university as employer, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university

In case you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

Due date

15.03.2019 23:59 EET

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Doc­toral Stu­dent for the 5G Edge Com­put­ing En­hanced Aug­men­ted Real­ity pro­ject

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/computer-science), which is part of the Faculty of Science, is a leading Computer Science research and teaching unit in Finland. The research themes of the department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Doctoral Student for the 5G Edge Computing Enhanced Augmented Reality project

Background and aim of the project
The 5G Edge Computing Enhanced Augmented Reality project aims at designing platforms and protocols for optimizing Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) within a 5G infrastructure. MAR traffic is extremely constrained in bandwidth and latency as MAR aims to provide the user with a seamless experience through highly unstable networks. Aiming at minimizing the impact of the network on the overall latency perceived by the user, the research will utilize novel transport protocols and edge computing architectures to accommodate the needs of MAR applications on wireless networks. A student can join our group to address these challenges for the project:

How to minimize the capture-to-display latency experienced by MAR applications at the network, transport and application layers?

How to efficiently utilize the available computation resources in edge computing architecture for MAR, especially when considering the mobility of users?

How to synchronize all elements with different deadlines and constraints?

Funding and requirements
The project in funded by the Academy of Finland. The salary is based on the University of Helsinki salary system. For a doctoral student, the starting salary will be 2200–2700 euros/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The position is full-time and the first contract period can be up to two years (including a 6-month probation period).

Candidates should have a MSc in one of the following fields: computer science, communications, mathematics, statistics or another relevant subject by the time of the start date; proven ability to publish in top conference proceedings and journals; and a clear and well-developed strategy for outstanding future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.

How to apply
Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

Please attach the following documents as a single pdf file: your CV with publications, an application letter describing your motivation and research interests, as well as two reference letters. The application letter should also contain possible starting dates. The deadline for submitting the application is January 31st, 2019.

Additional information
For more information, please contact Professor Pan Hui by email, pan.hui(at)cs.helsinki.fi

Due date

31.01.2019 23:59 EET

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Postdoc and PhD stu­dent po­s­i­tions in cell bio­logy / neuro­bi­o­logy / bio­chem­istry

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a preeminent role in life science research. Helsinki Institute of Life Science, HiLIFE, is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties.

The Cellular Individuality group led by Assistant Professor Juha Saarikangas is now searching for talented Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. Our newly established and well-funded team investigates how global changes in protein folding and assembly states give rise to spatially organized and adaptive biochemistries in cells.
This is pursued in two models:
1. We are characterizing how changes in cellular proteome give rise to phenotypic variability during aging using the single-celled organism budding yeast as our model. We aim to uncover fundamental molecular processes of aging, which can also lead to better understanding of the root causes of aging-related disorders (see e.g., Saarikangas et al. 2015 eLife, Saarikangas et al. 2017 Curr Biol)
2. Using neuronal cells as a model, we are investigating the how synaptic proteins are reorganized in response to transient external signals and how this gives rise to long lasting biochemical changes that constitute the synaptic basis of memory (see e.g., Saarikangas et al. 2015 Dev Cell).

These projects are pursued using multidisciplinary approaches, including proteomic screens, biochemical reconstitutions, genome editing, live-cell imaging, and microfluidics.

We are now looking for highly motivated and forward thinking scientists with passion for research to join our growing team. Background in molecular cell biology, genetics, biochemistry or neuroscience is desirable. Postdocs are also encouraged to develop their own research lines.

We provide an international and stimulating work environment that offers unique opportunities for conducting cutting-edge science, establishing collaborations, and utilizing and developing new technologies. The full-time positions are offered for 2 years with a possibility for extension up to 5 years. The starting time is negotiable. The positions come with a competitive salary and benefits in accordance with the University of Helsinki regulations. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The positions are open until January 31 2019, or until suitable candidates are found. The application should include the following documents as a single pdf-file: a motivation letter describing your research interests (max 1 page), a CV, and contact information of at least two referees. To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for the position. Internal applicants must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

For informal inquiries, please, contact juha.saarikangas(at)helsinki.fi. For technical support regarding the recruitment system, please, contact rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi.

Due date

31.01.2019 23:59 EET


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Doctoral Student to the Spatiotemporal data analysis research group

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/computer-science), which is part of the Faculty of Science, is a leading Computer Science research and teaching unit in Finland. The research themes of the Department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Doctoral Student to the Spatiotemporal data analysis research group

Aim of the project

The Spatiotemporal data analysis research group is looking for a PhD student to develop estimation and machine learning algorithms for pedestrian navigation, and smart sustainable cities, especially for automated traffic. Development of sophisticated algorithms is needed to secure the computation of accurate and reliable navigation solution in challenging environments such as urban canyons and indoors, to detect and mitigate the effects of intentional interference of satellite positioning and to retrieve intelligence from the spatiotemporal data for the development of sustainable cities.

The position is full-time and filled for four years.

Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a MSc in Computer or Data Science and have a strong background in machine learning, statistics, programming and mathematics. The position requires an ability to work in an environment with English as a working language.

Applicants who do not currently hold a doctoral student status in the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki are also eligible to apply but in the event of hiring they are expected to acquire the status during the standard 6-month probationary period.

How to apply

Please submit as a single pdf file:

• an application letter describing motivation and research interests
• a CV including a list of publications
• two reference letters

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting the application is January 31th, 2019.

Additional information

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Laura Ruotsalainen (laura.ruotsalainen@helsinki).

Due date

31.01.2019 23:59 EET


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2 postdoctoral researcheres (mathematics / inverse problems)

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/mathematics-and-st…) at the Faculty of Science, is the biggest department of mathematical sciences in Finland. The department invites applications for

2 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS (mathematics / inverse problems)

for full-time two-year positions with a possible extension to one more year. The first full-time position can start between January 1, 2019 and March 1, 2019 and the second position can start between May 1 and September 1, 2019, upon mutual agreement. The work will be conducted in the research group (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/inverse-problems) of professor Matti Lassas (http://www.helsinki.fi/~lassas/) and in a project funded by Academy of Finland. The research group of Lassas comprises twelve post-doctoral researchers and PhD students and is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modelling and Imaging (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/centre-of-excellence-of-invers…). Research carried out by the group concentrates on inverse problems for partial differential equations, geometry and stochastical models. The postdoctoral researchers´ work encompasses conducting research in collaboration with members of the research group and a small amount of teaching (approximately 24 hours of lecturing a year).

A successful post doc candidate will have experience of some of the methods used in the research group — partial differential equations, differential geometry, microlocal analysis, regularization theory, or stochastics. Alternatively, the candidate may have experience of numerical methods for partial differential equations. In addition to the experience on some of the above fields, the candidates shall have a strong interest in working on inverse problems and topics on the interface of applied and pure mathematics.

For more information, contact the coordinator of the Centre of Excellence, Ms. Hanna Partio by email: Hanna.Partio@helsinki.fi.

Salary

The salary of successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system for Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3300 – 3700 €/month.

How to apply

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

Please attach the following documents as a single pdf file: motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages) and a publication list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide a reference letter on request.

For the first position the deadline for submitting the application is December 6, 2018.
For the second position the deadline for submitting the application is March 1, 2019.

Due date

01.03.2019 23:59 EET

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019