Two positions in inverse problems

Tampere University of Technology
Job Description: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position and a PhD student (researcher) position at the department of mathematics, Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The inverse problems group at TUT, led by professor Mikko Kaasalainen, is part of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research, and has an extensive domestic and international collaboration network. The group carries out interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics, currently with applications in forest and environmental sciences, space research, remote sensing, and mathematical physics, and is actively interested in all promising new directions of research.

The PhD student candidate should have a suitable degree for successful research and studies leading to a PhD (eng.) in applied mathematics. Some experience in scientific computing is desirable.

The postdoc candidate should have a PhD (or obtain one in early 2013) in mathematics, applied mathematics (incl. mathematical biology), engineering, or physics. The candidate should also have experience in scientific computing and program development (Matlab, C, C++, Fortran, or equivalent).

The initial period of employment (including a probationary period) is two years, with a possibility of extension. The starting date is preferably in early 2013.

The application should contain 1) a cover letter describing the candidate's research interest and experience, and 2) CV (including programming experience). The postdoc candidate should also include 3) a list of publications and 4) at least two recommendation letters (one of which can be the PhD examiner's statement). The items 1-3 should be merged into a single PDF file; item 4 can be included in the file as well or sent directly by email.

The application should be sent to professor Mikko Kaasalainen, ( You are also welcome to contact him for further information. The application should be received by 31 December 2012.

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Job Categories: 
Postdoctoral fellowships
Graduate student fellowships
Deadline for Application: 
Dec 31 2012