Postdocs in the theory of distributed & parallel computing

Posted on March 8, 2022 · Application deadline April 1, 2022

The research group of Jukka Suomela at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) is among the leading research groups in the areas of theory of distributed and parallel computing. Our work frequently appears in the top conferences of the field and we have received a number of awards, e.g. the best paper award at FOCS 2019.

Our research group is now looking for

postdoctoral researchers

to work on the foundations of distributed and parallel computing. The candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree and relevant publications in leading conferences or journals. A good command of English is necessary. In addition to research work, postdocs participate in the supervision of students and teaching. The salary for the position is between 3737.97 and 3905.18 EUR per month depending on experience and qualifications. These are fixed-term contracts typically for 1–2 years.

The starting dates of the contracts are negotiable, and we can offer flexible terms of employment. In addition to the salary, the contracts include occupational health benefits. Finland has a comprehensive social security system and is particularly suitable for families. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well; this is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

To apply for the positions, please send an email to by April 1, 2022. Your application should be a single PDF file that contains a cover letter, your CV and list of publications, a brief research statement, and the relevant transcripts of studies and certificates of the degrees. Please also ask two or three senior academics to send their recommendation letters to the same email address, by the same deadline. While all applicants who have submitted an application by the deadline will be appropriately considered, Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced positions.

For more information, please contact:

Jukka Suomela
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Aalto University