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Postdoctoral Researcher/ Project Researcher/ Research Assistant (Data Analytics /Optimization)

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Job description:

Data Analytics and Optimization research group in Pori, Finland is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher/Research Assistant. The position is related to the MikaData project (2017 – 2019) funded by European Innovation Partnership (EIP). The project aims at developing a data analytics environment combining agricultural data from a variety of sources, modelling the effect of various factors on crop yield and providing the farmers with tools for data visualization and decision making.

The level at which the position will be filled (i.e., Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher/Research Assistant) depends on the backgrounds of the applicants. Research Assistant is expected to work more tightly in a group and may rely on the deeper expertise of other group members while Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to have deeper expertise in a related study area and be capable of pursuing independent research as a member of the group.


We expect the applicant to have previous experience on

  • analysis of multispectral data from drones and satellites

  • working with heterogeneous data formats

  • data analysis and visualization

  • development of cloud based services

We also appreciate previous experience on data acquisition using drones and developing web-based Geographic Information Systems.

We offer:

We offer pleasant working environment as a part of a motivated and supporting group, possibility to pursue doctoral studies, flexible working hours and competitive salary.

TUT offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. For more information, please go to – Careers at TUT.


The salary will be based on both 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 Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6, the position of Project Researcher on levels 2-4 and the position of Research Assistant on level 1. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.

Trial period:

Trial period of six (6) months applies.


The duration of the contract will be until the end of the MikaData Project in 2019. In addition, shorter job contracts are also possible.

For more information, please contact:

Project manager Petri Linna (

Project PI Tarmo Lipping (

How to apply:

Please submit your application in English by TUT online application form. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2018 (24.00 EEST / 21.00 UTC).

Please include the following attachments:

  • CV

  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page)

  • Certificate of Doctor's/Master's/Bachelor's degree

Additional information on attachments to applications.