Project Researcher in Industrial Internet and/or Autonomous Systems

Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for providing education in Swedish in Finland. With its international research community and its strong Nordic ties, Åbo Akademi University has an accalaimed and recognized position within research and education both nationally and internationally.

Åbo Akademi University now invites applications for a Project Researcher in in Industrial Internet and/or Autonomous Systems in FiTech-project at the Faculty of Science and Engineering in Turku.

The appointment will be for three years, starting preferably from January 1st 2019 until December 31st 2021.

The Software Technology Research Center at Åbo Akademi University ( creates software based solutions for the digitalisation of industry and society. The center combines expertise in software quality, analytics, high-performance and energy-efficient computing to create services and tools that provide high added- value to our partners. Our research effort is currently focused towards the industrial internet, autonomous safety-critical systems, and novel application areas of datascience. The center has strong collaboration with the Industry, and Academia. (,,

FiTech ( is a Network university that develops innovation capabilities in Finland and so improves our competitive advantage on the global markets. FITech-Turku’s goal is to serve Southwest Finland with competence in the area of engineering.


To strenghten our participation in FiTech we are now hiring a researcher in the area of Industrial Internet and/or Autonomous Systems to act as the liason towards FiTech. We expect you to participate in the teaching of courses offered in FiTech, and support the FiTech team with industrial cooperation. You will also participate in the research on autonomous systems initiated at the center.

Project researchers follow the system of a total working time of 1624 h/year. The work tasks are annually specified in a work plan.


In accordance with the Personnel Regulations of Åbo Akademi University (accepted by the University Board 17.8.2017) a doctoral degree is a pre-requisite for employment as Project Researcher. Pre-requisite for the position is a PhD or equivalent degree in computer science or engineering or other closely related relevant field.

We are looking for highly motivated, self-driven candidates that are able to work independently but also collaborate with research groups at Åbo Akademi University. Effective communication skills in English, both oral and written, are expected.


The salary for project researchers is based on levels 5 – 6 of the job demand level for teaching and research personnel according to the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance is paid.


The application with the attachments enclosed (listed below) should be submitted electronically by Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 15:00 p.m. (CET +1) at (

- Cover Letter, where you introduce yourself, present your qualifications and briefly describe previous research fields and main research results

- Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications

- A copy of the doctoral degree certificate

- Two reference letters with contact information


For additional information about the position, please contact professor Johan Lilius, Head of Information Technology cluster, email: and Tel: +358 2 215 4099.

Åbo Akademi University is actively working for equal gender distribution and diversity in all staff categories.

Applying starts: 2018-09-24 12:00 Applying ends: 2018-11-30 15:00