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Doctoral student and post-doc positions for personalized medical ICT, for a 4-year term, University of Oulu

We are seeking highly motivated post-doctoral scientists to our InfoTech Oulu project entitled “Sensor Within: Harnessing Human Biology for Sensing Applications”. The aim in this innovative and cutting-edge research program is to advance the step by step strategies to generate novel noninvasive or minimally invasive biosensors of human health and disease. From the successful applicants we expect gained skills in computer engineering with capacity to analyse the bioanalyses stored into to the bio- and databanks. In addition to the computing skills the applicant should have acquired conceptual and also optimally practical skills in the life sciences fields such as bioengineering, bioelectronics, Nano- and gene technology. The successful scientist will join our interdisciplinary and highly dynamic Bio & ICT biocomputing teams to create novel openings with relevance to the megatrend of personalized, precision medicine.

The applicant will join a team Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems Group (BISG). BISG conducts internationally acknowledged multidisciplinary research in the areas of Bio/Data Analysis, Robotics, Secure Programming, and Bio-IT. The application areas of our research include optimisation of industrial manufacturing processes, industry 4.0, health and wellbeing systems, environmental monitoring with mobile robots, dependable Internet of things (IoT), and seamless artificial-natural systems (http://www.oulu.fi/bisg/ and http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/groups/vainio)

The positions are supervised by prof. Juha Röning and prof. Seppo Vainio.

The University of Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/english/) is one of the largest universities in Finland, with approximately 16 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/) provides the framework and conditions for high-quality, research-driven doctoral education at the University of Oulu, and field-specific doctoral training is provided by its multidisciplinary doctoral programmes. Infotech (http://www.oulu.fi/infotech/) offers a high-level international multidisciplinary environment supplied with cutting-edge infrastructures.  Under this framework, the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme (ITEE-DP) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/dp/iteedp) offers doctoral training in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Information Processing Science.

Applications are invited for a full-time doctoral student position and a post-doc position for a maximum of four years, starting at the earliest 1.10.2018 in an Infotech research project headed by Professor Juha Röning in BISG, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. A trial period of six (6) months is applied in the positions.

Requirements for a doctoral student

To successfully occupy the position of a doctoral student, the candidate must possess a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree (e.g. licentiate) preferably in computer engineering or degree containing knowledge of life science (e.g. molecular biology, gene technology or relevant). The candidate needs solid programming and mathematical skills. Degree must have been completed with good grades by 1.9.2018 (or latest before the job contract starts). Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. The doctoral student position is intended for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who, according to the “European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, is defined as a researcher in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research activity, including the period of research training. Applicants will be either starting their doctoral training, or will have completed no more than two full years of training (adjusted for possible previous part-time status) at the time the position is filled. The selected candidate will carry out his/her doctoral studies in the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme or Health and Biosciences Doctoral Program of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in

http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

Requirements for a post-doc

To successfully occupy the position of a post-doc researcher, the candidate must possess a doctoral degree preferably in biomedical engineering or computer engineering combined with solid programming and mathematical skills. Degree must have been completed with good grades by 1.9.2018 (or latest before the job contract starts). Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected.

Salary

The salary of the selected doctoral student will be set on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 46.3%). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 1985 to 3621 Euros/month for full-time employment.

The salary of the selected post-doc will be set on level 5 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 46.3%). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 2865 to 4191 Euros/month for full-time employment.

Application

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 1.9.2018, 24:00 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

  • Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)
  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).
  • Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes)

Other relevant information

The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Contact

  • Prof. Juha Röning: juha.roning (at) oulu.fi
  • Concerning the general requirements and application procedures: Coordinator Mirjami Jutila, e-mail: mirjami.jutila (at) oulu.fi
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher, Virtual Reality and Robotics

The University of Oulu in Finland, with approximately 16,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university, with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include multidisciplinary research interests, modern research and study environments, and broad international cooperation (http://www.oulu.fi/university/).

Position description

A postdoctoral researcher position with initial two-year appointment is available in the confluence of robotics and virtual reality in the research group of Professor Steven LaValle at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to collaborative research efforts to explore the foundations of virtual reality through the use of robotics techniques and technology.  Targeted applications of interest include telepresence, comfortable immersion and interaction in panoramas, interface design, efficacy, and learnability, human-robot interaction, comfortable and effective locomotion in virtual reality, and the promotion of well-being through VR/AR technology.

The earliest possible starting date is 1.9.2018, but the position will remain open until filled. A six-month trial period will be effective at the beginning of the initial two-year contract.

Required qualifications and assessment

The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field.  Candidates, whose PhD thesis has been submitted for review by 31.8.2018, are eligible to apply.  In addition to core background in VR and/or robotics, experience in the following areas will considered favorably: dynamical systems and filtering, image processing, computer graphics, motion planning, HCI and perceptual psychology.

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required, as well as excellent communication and teamwork skills. Demonstrated experience in writing scientific publications, acquiring funding, and teaching are considered merits. When assessing the qualifications, aspects to be considered include expertise on the research field and methodology, scientific publications, supervision experience, and activity in the scientific community.

Salary and benefits

The salary will be based on demand level 5-6 of the salary chart of teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). In practice, the salary will be roughly 3300 – 4100 € / month, depending on qualifications, performance, and experience. The employed person will be insured by the university and provided occupational healthcare. Finland is known as a country with a high quality of life and good healthcare system.

Application procedure

The following documents must be attached to the application (to be submitted in English):

1) Cover letter describing prior background, research interests and career plans (maximum 2 pages).

2) Curriculum vitae formatted according to the template of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae).

3) List of publications formatted according to the template of the Academy of Finland (http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/), so that the ten publications most relevant to the position are clearly marked.

4) Contact information of two persons, who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate.

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application system by August 31, 2018, 24:00 (Finnish local time). Applications sent by email will not be considered.

For further information on the position and application procedure contact via email:

Professor Timo Ojala Director, Center for Ubiquitous Computing University of Oulu timo.ojala(at)oulu.fi

 

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Post expires on Friday August 31st, 2018

Doctoral student and one post-doctoral positions for embedded self-sustainable systems (fully funded, 4 years positions)

Doctoral student and post-doctoral positions for embedded self-sustainable system, 4-year position 2018-2022 in Infotech and Faculty of Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics Research Unit, University of Oulu.

The University of Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/english/) is one of the largest universities in Finland, with approximately 16 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/) provides the framework and conditions for high-quality, research-driven doctoral education at the University of Oulu, and field-specific doctoral training is provided by its multidisciplinary doctoral programmes. Infotech (http://www.oulu.fi/infotech/) offers a high-level international multidisciplinary environment supplied with cutting-edge infrastructures.  Under this framework, the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme (ITEE-DP) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/dp/iteedp) offers doctoral training in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Information Processing Science.   

Applications are invited for a full-time doctoral student position and post-doc position for a maximum of four years, starting at the earliest on 1.11.2018 in an Infotech research project headed by Professor Heli Jantunen in the Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

As of today, applications utilising Internet of Things (IoT) along with wearable electronics are the most important venues for the More-than-Moore technologies. Particular interests are wireless and autonomous devices. Each active device requires electrical power for sensing, transduction, data processing and transmission and actuation. Green energy technologies including both harvesting and storage will be inevitable parts of the IoT hardware in the future. However, despite of the large portfolio of promising enabling materials/structures, the related integration technologies are still in their infancy and thus need serious investment to establish sound, practical and reliable platforms providing sufficient powering of autonomous devices. These crucial challenges are addressed in this Entity project.

The ultimate objective of Entity approach is to explore new concepts for the seamless integration of energy harvesting and storage components into chips and packages (SoC-SiP). Furthermore it aims for overall integration of sensors and wireless data transfer systems by unobtrusive manner, by which IoT and particularly wearable electronics can be better infused in our daily lives.

The positions are supervised by Professor Heli Jantunen.

Requirements for a doctoral student

To successfully occupy the position of a doctoral student, the candidate must possess a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree (e.g. licentiate) in electrical engineering. Degree must have been completed with excellent grades by 31.10.2018 (or latest before the job contract starts). Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. Doctoral student’s focus is on electrical integration of sensors, energy harvesters and storage to realize reliable platforms of autonomous devices.

The doctoral student position is intended for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who, according to the ”European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, is defined as a researcher in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research activity, including the period of research training. Applicants will be either starting their doctoral training, or will have completed no more than two full years of training (adjusted for possible previous part-time status) at the time the position is filled. The selected candidate will carry out his/her doctoral studies in the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

Requirements for a post-doc

To successfully occupy the position of a post-doc researcher, the candidate must possess a doctoral degree preferably in electrical engineering. Degree must have been completed by 30.10.2018 (or latest before the job contract starts). A successful applicant must have a solid background on sensor development as well as an feasible publication track record related to the topic. Expertise in materials development for sensors, or their versatile fabrication, integration and characterization techniques are needed for a successful progress in research. Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. Post-doc focus is on wearable sensor technology for autonomous devices.

Salary

The salary of the selected doctoral student will be set on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 46.3%). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 1985 to 3621 Euros/month for full-time employment.

The salary of the selected post-doc will be set on level 5 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance (max. 46.3%). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 2865 to 4191 Euros/month for full-time employment.

Application

Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 31.8.2018, 24:00 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files:

  1. Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)
  2. Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).
  3. Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes) 

Other relevant information

The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Contact

–        Dr. Jari Hannu, e-mail: jari.hannu (at) oulu.fi

–        Concerning the general requirements and application procedures: Coordinator Mirjami Jutila, e-mail: mirjami.jutila (at) oulu.fi

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Read the job description at the university homepage

 

Post expires on Friday August 31st, 2018