Postdoctoral Researcher in Deep Learning for GNSS Resilience
University of Helsinki Department of Computer Science

The University of Helsinki ( is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Department of Computer Science (, which is part of the Faculty of Science, is one of the leading Computer Science research and teaching units in Europe. The research themes of the Department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Deep Learning for GNSS Resilience

to work on developing groundbreaking deep learning methods for processing Global Navigation Satellite Signals (GNSS) data to ensure the continuity and resilience of location and timing services vital to a number of critical infrastructures.

The postdoctoral researcher will join the Spatiotemporal Data Analysis research group ( ) lead by Associate Professor Laura Ruotsalainen and consisting of 3 PhD students and 1 other Postdoc, with strong links to international computer science, sustainability and navigation societies.

The position is full-time and fixed-term for ca. 2 years. A contract extension beyond that is a possibility, albeit not guaranteed. The starting date is negotiable, preferably in February 2021.


Applicants for the Postdoctoral Researcher position are expected to have a PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g. computer science, data science) and either

• the topic of the PhD research was GNSS and the applicant has experience in deep learning methods or
• the topic of the PhD was related to developing deep learning methods for processing radio signals

In addition, curiosity, inventiveness, excitement to new learning, ability for independent work, and strong motivation to turn research findings into academic papers are key characteristics.

Salary and benefits

The salary will be in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel, starting level 5 for a Postdoctoral Researcher). In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3400–3800 €/month.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office ( assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and live in Finland.

How to apply

Applications for the position should include (1) a CV with a list of publications, (2) contact details for two references, (3) a brief description of research experience including clear introduction to the PhD thesis and experience in deep learning (1–2 pages) and indication on the motivation to apply for this position, (4) a copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Please submit your application with the attachments via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ´Apply for the position` button below.

The deadline for applications is January 3, 2021.

Additional information

For more information on the position, please contact Associate Professor Laura Ruotsalainen

Due date

03.01.2021 23:59 EET


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