Job ID: 128429

Doctoral Canditate in Geodesy and Positioning

Aalto University School of Engineering

  • Sep. 3, 2019
  • Doctoral Canditate in Geodesy and Positioning
  • Department of Built Environment
  • Aalto University School of Engineering
  • Oct. 4, 2019
  • Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Geotechnical

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Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites applications for

The Geoinformatics research group ( is seeking highly motivated and creative doctoral student who would undertake research in the area of Geodesy and Positioning. The candidate must have a high motivation for research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.
The position should start in late 2019 or early in 2020 and is intended for full-time work. The selected individual is expected to work for four years under supervision of Assistant Professor Maaria Nordman. The successful applicant will have possibility to cooperate with world-class researchers, as well as to attend scientific conferences and meetings. Moreover, the research group provides strong support and academic freedom, with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration, both internationally and within Aalto University.

Job description
The Geoinformatics Research Group is now looking for a talented and motivated doctoral student to work on geodetic time series and techniques related to satellite navigation. The research carried out by the candidate will focus on applications and/or improvements of satellite positioning, for example the effect of new GNSS systems and frequencies or application of existing products to new fields. The research will be carried out in co-operation with the Finnish Geospatial research Institute (FGI). The research plan will be formulated together with the candidate, depending on his/her interests and expertise.

The successful candidates should preferably have a master’s degree in geodesy, geophysics, land surveying or in a related area. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required, as well as ability to work independently as part of a group in an international environment. Appreciated skills include familiarity with large data sets and/or models, understanding of geodetic challenges, good programming skills (e.g. Python, R, Matlab) as well as organization and data management skills.
The applicants for the doctoral candidate position must fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at Aalto University, School of Engineering. For more details, see:… Salary
Salary will be defined according to the salary system of Finnish Universities.
How to apply
To apply for these positions, please submit the following documents as a single pdf file using the link "Apply Now". Application materials should be submitted in English.
1. Motivation letter (max 2 pages: describe your motivation, scientific interests and career goals, experience in geodetic/GNSS data analysis and mention your earliest possible starting date)
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV), including previous experience, relevant skills for the position, and list of publications (if any). You may, if you wish, follow the CV guidelines by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK)
3. Highest degree certificate and transcripts of studies (with clear explanation on the grading scale)
4. Contact details (affiliation, email, telephone) of two references. (Optionally, two reference letters can be sent directly to Maaria Nordman ( by the writer of the recommendation.)

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system by 4 October 2019 (Apply now). Email applications will not be taken into account. Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period. The application materials will not be returned.

Further information
For more information on the positions, please contact principal investigator, Ass. Prof. Maaria Nordman, tel. +358 503497290. For more information on the process, please contact HR coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen, tel. +358 50 5913981. Emails:

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Contact Information

  • Professor Maaria Nordman
    Department of Built Environment
    Aalto University School of Engineering
    Otakaari 4, Espoo
  • +358 503497290

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