Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Vision and Deep Learning

University of Helsinki is delighted to offer a postdoctoral scholar position in computer networks. This position is available for two years. Candidates are welcome before January 15, 2020.

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 (, 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 Science, University of Helsinki invites applications for

Fixed-term postdoctoral researcher position is available in the research group of Associate Professor Laura Ruotsalainen at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. The postdoctoral researcher will be developing computer vision and deep learning based methods for improved situational awareness and navigation for industrial applications. The position includes close collaboration with the Finnish industry and is funded by a donation from Konecranes. Konecranes is a Finnish world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals.

The Spatiotemporal Data Analysis research group led by Associate Professor Ruotsalainen is developing methods for accurate and reliable situational awareness and navigation for challenging applications. The group develops algorithms for estimation, machine learning, and computer vision, utilizing data from different positioning sensors, images, 5G and GNSS signals.

The position is full-time and available for two years. The starting date is negotiable, preferably in February 2020.

The candidate should have a PhD in computer science or other relevant field, with studies specialized in computer vision, in either localization (preferably simultaneous localization and mapping) or in using deep learning for object recognition, and at least basic knowledge on the other. Good command of English is a prerequisite. In the review process, particular emphasis is put on the quality of the candidate’s previous research and international experience.

The overall starting salary will be ca. 3300-3800 /month, depending on the previous relevant research experience of the candidate.

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 ( assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

- A letter of motivation describing the applicant's previous research experience and future research interests (max one page)

- Introduction section page from the PhD dissertation (in English) - CV - List of publications - Contact details of at least 2 senior academics available to provide references - A transcript of the doctoral studies and degree certificate of the PhD degree Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the positions, please contact Associate Professor Laura Ruotsalainen (


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