Friday, August 21, 2015

[DMANET] Postdoc position in computational data analysis at Brain Work Research Centre @FIOH (DL 15 Sep)


Postdoctoral researcher position in computational data analysis at Brain Work Research Centre at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki. DL 15 Sep. See

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The Brain Work Research Centre (BWRC) at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is seeking for a SPECIALIST RESEARCH SCIENTIST (postdoctoral researcher) in computational data analysis.

Your task is to develop methods for explorative data analysis. The work is part of the Human-guided data analysis project, funded by the Academy of Finland. The project studies the use of constrained randomisation methods that enable efficient interaction with state-of-the-art data mining and machine learning algorithms. In your work you will have access to real-world data sets related to health and occupational settings and you will collaborate with experts, e.g., in cognition at FIOH. In addition to research work, you are expected to participate in the supervision of junior researchers related to your research topic.

We require a doctoral degree in computer science or other suitable discipline, as well as an excellent track record in one or several fields of computer science. The applicant must have a good working knowledge of statistics as well as of design and analysis of algorithms. We require good communication skills in written and spoken English. Expertise in one or more of the following is considered an advantage:
- Deep knowledge of statistics and of design and analysis algorithms
- Good programming skills
- Knowledge of human cognition
- Multidisciplinary collaboration
We reserve the right to hire a doctoral student instead, if there is an outstanding candidate who otherwise satisfies the requirements but does not yet have a doctoral degree.

The position is for a fixed term of 2-4 years - upon agreement, with a four month probation period. The location of work is in Meilahti, Helsinki.

Interested? Please fill in and submit an electronic application form at latest on 15 September 2015 at

Additional information:
Kai Puolamäki, Docent, PhD, Director, Brain Work Research Centre,, +358 30 474 2445
Antti Ukkonen, PhD, Specialist Research Scientist,, +358 30 474 9424
Matti Gröhn, PhD, Team Leader,, +358 30 474 2687

The Brain Work Research Centre has a web site at
The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health has a web site at
You can find the full call text at

Kai Puolamäki, Docent, PhD. Director, Brain●Work Research Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. PO Box 40, 00251 Helsinki, Finland. Phone: +358 43 8250726 Email: FIOH web site: Research homepage:

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