Posted on: 7 January, 2019
Application deadline: January 31, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Connected and Automated Vehicles and Smart Mobility, Aalto University, Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher in Connected and Automated Vehicles and Smart Mobility

Aalto University is an international community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Connected and Automated Vehicles and Smart Mobility

We seek highly qualified individuals with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research for a Postdoctoral Researcher position, at the Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering group, School of Engineering. The position should start in early 2019, while the employment contract is typically for 1–2 years, with an option for renewal. The position is intended for full-time work. The research group provides strong support and academic freedom with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration, both internationally and within Aalto University.

The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team. The salary level for a postdoctoral researcher is competitive, and depends on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health services, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki is special in being clean, safe, and close to nature, with a high standard of living. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland:

General research areas

The applicant is expected to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Traffic management and traffic operations with connected and automated vehicles
  • Evaluation of emerging smart mobility technologies
  • Governance and policy of emerging smart mobility technologies

Requirements and expectations

Background of the applicant should be well-aligned with the proposed research interests and roadmap for personal development. The applicant is expected to:

  • Participate in proposal preparation
  • Publish in top journals and scientific conferences
  • Organize international scientific events
  • Guide doctoral and masters students
  • If applicable, teach in master’s program


Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in a related field (applications completing their studies during early 2019 will also be considered). Proficiency in English is mandatory.

To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation letter with contact information and preferred starting date (max one A4 page)
  • Description of research interests (max three A4 pages)
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page)

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above). The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) by 31 January 2019. 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.

For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Milos Mladenovic or Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli. In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen tel. +358 50 591 3981. E-mails: