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Postdoctoral Researcher/Doctoral Student/Project Researcher (Imaging/Sensing/Automatic control), 1-3 positions

The Signal and Image Restoration Group is part of the Laboratory of Signal Processing. The group research is dedicated characterization, transformation, and filtering of noise and other degradations for a variety of consumer, medical, and scientific imaging devices. The group develops theoretically grounded models, methods, and regularization priors for unsupervised processing of data from a diverse range of sensors, including direct, inverse, as well as computational imaging systems, with the ultimate goal of substantially improving the sensing/imaging quality and extending the applicability and efficiency of these devices. It has a strong scientific profile and is involved in national and international projects with both academic and industrial partners.

Job description:

The Signal and Image Restoration Group is currently looking for motivated and talented postdoctoral and doctoral-student level researchers to contribute to ongoing research projects. The main problems to be investigated include image sensing and restoration at extremely low energy levels (with application to inverse problems in physics and medicine), and adaptive control of ultrafast broadband laser sources.

The positions are strongly research focused. Activities include conducting empirical research, theoretical analysis, algorithm design, software development and validation, reading and writing scientific articles, presentation of the research results at seminars and conferences in Finland and abroad, acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) further funding.

Candidates hired for Doctoral Student positions will work towards completion of a PhD degree under the supervision of the senior members of the research group.


Candidates should hold a master or doctoral degree in image processing, computer science and/or engineering, data science, applied mathematics, or related areas.

Candidates are also expected to have good skills in scientific programming (preferably Matlab, Python, and/or C), proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

The following qualities are appreciated:

  • a strong background in linear algebra, statistical estimation, machine learning, and/or numerical optimization;

  • experience working with real data;

  • experience working with sensors and control systems.

Candidates at the Postdoctoral level must have a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research in at least one of the following fields: signal and image processing, machines learning methods, multivariate statistics.

We offer:

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 visit Careers at TUT.

Tampere is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Tampere region is one of the most rapidly growing urban areas in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. Read more on Tampere region.


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 Doctoral Student on levels 1-4.In addition, employees receive performance based salary.

Trial period:

Trial period of 6 months applies.


The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of one year with a possibility of extension up to three years based on performance and successful project outcomes. The commencement date will be as soon as possible, as mutually agreed. The position will be located in the TUT Hervanta campus, Tampere.

For more information, please contact:

More information from Assoc. Prof. Alessandro Foi, and

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 31 May 2018 (24.00 EEST / 21.00 UTC). Please note that applicants may be invited to participate to an online interview throughout the application window and the vacancy may thus close at short notice. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English. Applications must include (preferably in PDF format):

  • A letter of motivation (maximum one page) explaining how your research interests, skills, and experience are relevant to the position. The letter of motivation must also indicate names and contact details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation.

  • A detailed CV, including list of publications. If any, copies of the publications most relevant to the position.

  • Certificate of master and/or doctoral degree and transcript of records (including translation to English if the certificate is not in English or Finnish)

Additional information on attachments to applications.