Doctoral Student for Intelligent Mobility and Logistics
University of Oulu Faculty of Technology

Doctoral Student for Intelligent Mobility and Logistics

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest universities in Finland. We are a multidisciplinary international science and innovation community working in close cooperation with our peer institutes, industry, and the public sector. Together we form a globally significant innovation hub, pushing the boundaries of knowledge for a more sustainable and intelligent future.

We are now looking for a

Doctoral Student for Intelligent Mobility and Logistics

to join the Faculty of Technology at the University of Oulu. The position is based in Structures and Construction Technology Research Unit and the research team of Infrastructure & Transport.

The duties and tasks of the Doctoral Student will be associated with a 4-year European research project AURORAL (Architecture for Unified Regional and Open digital ecosystems for Rural Areas Large scale applications). Specifically, there will be concrete project tasks related to project work packages and dissemination activities (website, newsletters, etc.). The Doctoral Student will also be expected to complete studies and research aiming for a degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) within the Doctoral Programme of Civil Engineering. Studies and research for the doctoral degree include research data collection, analysis of data and publishing the results in peer-reviewed journals. Other duties include teaching undergraduate courses (approx. 5 % of the 1612 annual working time) and other projects.

To succeed in the position the candidate is required to have good basic knowledge of the field and a completed MSc degree (transport engineering, industrial engineering, computer or information sciences, business or economics, or similar). The project tasks require adequate skills in website design and hosting as well as being active in developing those skills. The candidate must have a proficient command of both written and spoken English. The candidate is expected to contribute to the work of other project team members, and therefore teamwork and collaboration skills are essential. The candidate can expect good support for his/her own work from the surrounding team and will be able to contribute to teaching activities depending on the candidate’s motivation and capabilities.

We appreciate the following characteristics for the prospective candidate:

  • Curiosity and willingness to explore challenges of digitalized transport and mobility
  • Open-minded and proactive attitude in teamwork
  • Commitment to achieve ambitious project objectives
  • Goal-orientation in candidate’s own doctoral studies

We offer an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of digital ecosystems of mobility and to develop one’s own academic career. Furthermore, the University of Oulu offers opportunities of a big organisation, flexible working hours, excellent work-life balance, salary payments for 12 months / year, leave corresponding to a holiday and extensive occupational healthcare services. The line manager will be the research unit head. For a well-performing and academically-oriented candidate, the university offers exciting career opportunities.

The salary will be based on the levels 2 - 4 (2 200 EUR/month - 3 100 €/month) of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. The level will be decided according to applicant’s qualifications and experience. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component).

Applications and further information

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using the electronic application form by Monday, January 18, 2021 at 23:59 (Finnish local time). Please include the following attachments in PDF form in your application:

  • Your short cv according to the guidelines of the Finnish National Board of Research Integrity (
  • Your most relevant diplomas, degree certificates, and work certificates
  • Your publication list, if available according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (

The position is filled as of February 1, 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date). A trial period of six (6) months is applied in the position.

Further details are available from:

Veikko Pekkala, University Teacher, veikko.pekkala(at), +358 50 354 7352 and
Virve Merisalo, University Teacher, virve.merisalo(at), +358 50 436 2260

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