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Inverse problem research group at Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences is looking for two Doctoral Researchers. Our group develops computational modelling methods for trees and forests. We apply the developed methods together with our extensive international collaboration network to questions in Climate Change, Forest Research, Ecology and Remote Sensing. Our group is also part of Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence in Inverse Modelling and Imaging.
We are now looking for two Ph.D. students for an applied mathematics project that is about measuring and modelling trees and forests from close-range laser scanner data. In this topic our group develops computational modelling methods for creating quantitative structure models (QSMs) of trees and forests. We apply the developed methods together with our extensive international collaboration network to questions in Climate Change, Forest Research, Ecology and Remote Sensing. In this project, the aim is to develop more reliable and learning-based QSM reconstruction methods, leaf-distribution inversion methods, change localization and quantification methods, uncertainty quantification methods, study data mining and tree classification methods, and more generally machine learning methods related to these.
Participation in teaching at the Unit of Computing Sciences is possible. The job requires occasional traveling to international conferences to disseminate the research results. International research visits to other universities or research institutes are also possible and encouraged.
Successful candidates will pursue a doctoral degree at Tampere University. Full-time doctoral studies are expected to be completed in four years.
Successful candidate holds a Master’s degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or some other relevant field, and is enthusiastic to learn about remote sensing and modelling of forests. The candidate has enough background in mathematical methods and programming. In addition, experience in some of the following areas is an advantage: MATLAB or other programming languages, software engineering, 3D graphics, machine learning, mathematical and theoretical biology, remote sensing, and statistical methods.
The position also requires:
Successful candidates will be accepted to study towards a doctoral degree in the doctoral programme of the discipline. Please visit the admissions webpage https://www.tuni.fi/en/study-with-us/programmes/doctoral-programmes for more information on eligibility requirements.
The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of 2 years, with a possibility to be extended by 2 more years. The starting date will be mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.
The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. A typical starting salary for Doctoral Researchers is about 2400 EUR per month and it will increase during the studies depending on the progress (up to 3100 EUR per month).
We offer 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. Please read more about working at Tampere University. International HR services offer their help with e.g. official issues in settling in Finland and Tampere.
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We value interdisciplinarity, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. We are strongly committed to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education.
How to apply
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. A guide on how to leave an application is found here.
The closing date for applications is 8 August 2021 (23:59 EEST / UTC+3). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format.
The following documents should accompany your application:
For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Pasi Raumonen, pasi.raumonen (at) tuni.fiContinue reading
|Title||Doctoral Researcher (Applied Mathematics), 2 positions|
|Job location||Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere|
|Published||June 24, 2021|
|Application deadline||August 8, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Statistics,   Climatology,   Remote Sensing,   Applied Mathematics,   Electrical Engineering,   Computational Mathematics  |