Tampere University of Technology (TUT) invests in doctoral education. TUT’s doctoral programmes cover all disciplines represented at the University. The University is now seeking to fill several Doctoral Student positions in different branches of engineering and in the field of architecture. (http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/doctoral-studies-phd/index.htm)

Doctoral/PhD Students for Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering (10 positions)

Pursuing excellence, The Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering is an international, diverse and multidisciplinary community of researchers and students. The topical research covers the essential ingredients of building the future digital society with solutions that are groundbreaking and designed understanding the human needs. The outcome of the basic research in software design and systems, signal processing, communications engineering and networking, computer science, electrical engineering, and power engineering finds its applications in many forefronts of society, ICT, industrial intelligent machines, healthcare, consumer solutions and so forth. We are ready to look beyond the obvious next step.

We are looking for highly qualified and motivated researchers as new members for our research groups. At this time, the Faculty is looking for 10 Doctoral Students (PhD thesis work).

The Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering has a strong commitment to the highest level of scientific research, providing high-quality doctoral education. Through rigorous research within your field, you have the opportunity to impact economic and social change by proposing solutions to current industry-relevant issues. Doctoral studies provides an excellent theoretical and technical training upon which you can build the future career at the highest national and international level.

We are inviting you to be a part of vibrant, active and truly international research community. At TUT, interdisciplinarity is highly encouraged. Interdisciplinarity is helping you to build your research network, to be exposed to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and to create novel research findings. We will be encouraging you to seek research collaboration within TUT as well as nationally and internationally. Our research environment enables researchers to achieve even their most ambitious scientific goals and the infrastructures are continuously developed.
Job description: The field of computing and information technologies evolves in a rapid pace. Digital operating environment and Energy and eco-efficiency are the main focus areas of TUT strategy in which the faculty contributes to. Energization, Virtualization and Humanization are other identified trending areas.

Energization deals with a transformation of current electrical energy system into a new system with the help of modern digital platforms bringing in evolving forms of producing energy in volumes (eg. Solar power). Virtualization is a mode of operation in which the software and computing systems enable new models of operation for sharing resources (eg. transport, housing) and in which the platform economies change roles of traditional providers and actors. Humanization brings in the human aspects of future information systems including those in which robots are engaged and in which the artificial intelligence (AI) is in use to help people with the use of technology.

Naturally, the core competences within these trending topics rely on deep understanding developed within the Faculty in areas of power electronics, smart grids, electronics, printed electronics, wireless solutions and networks, embedded and IoT systems, computing solutions, software engineering, image, video and signal processing, data analytics and machine learning, cyber security and user experience.
Requirements: The successful candidate needs to have a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or in a related discipline, and have demonstrated (during studies towards the higher university degree or otherwise) the competence and motivation to pursue doctoral studies.

The successful candidate must either already be or enroll as a doctoral student at TUT. International applicants must attach an official English language test report as a proof of sufficient English language skills. For more information on language requirements, please visit http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/applying-to-tut/doctoral-programmes/language-requirements/index.htm

A research plan for a doctorate will be prepared according to TUT's instructions in collaboration with the research group at the beginning of doctoral studies.
We offer: We are offering the successful candidates a fully funded Doctoral Student position for up to four years. We offer you high-quality supervision with freedom and encouragement to develop your ideas in a supportive, inspiring environment. We are proud that with the extensive academic and departmental support, our students have an excellent track record for successful completion of their doctoral degrees.
Salary: The salary will be based both on the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral student is placed on the job demand levels 1-4. TUT has implemented an incentive salary system for Doctoral Students, in which the salary levels are based on the progress of doctoral studies. A typical starting salary for doctoral students is approximately 2300€ per month.
Trial period: Probation period of four months applies for all new employees.
Other: The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of one to four years from 1 January 2018 onwards or as soon afterwards as possible. During this time, Doctoral students will undertake full-time study towards a doctoral degree as well as some teaching duties in their own fields as part of their doctoral education. The Doctoral Degree should be completed within the granted funding period. All Doctoral Students are integrated to different research groups in the faculty.
For more information, please contact: Dean of the Faculty Mika Grundström, mika.grundstrom (at) tut.fi
Vice Dean (Research) of the Faculty Ari Visa, ari.visa (at) tut.fi
How to apply: Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 2 October 2017 (24.00 EEST / 21.00 UTC).

Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English.

Applications must include (preferably in pdf format):

1. Letter of motivation with description of research interests and how they relate to the research profile of the faculty (recommended max. 2 pages)
2. Full curriculum vitae listing all relevant experience and scientific merits
3. Copy of your MSc + BSc degree certificates including transcripts of all university records and their English translations (Finnish certificates are accepted)
4. Certificate of an official language test from an international applicant. For more information on language requirements, please visit http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/applying-to-tut/doctoral-programmes/language-requirements/index.htm
Additional information on attachments to applications.