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Doctoral Candidate In Applied Mathematics

      Date : July 25, 2020

      Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

      The Applied Mathematics Research Group in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at the School of Science is seeking for a

      Doctoral Candidate in Applied Mathematics

      to work under the supervision of Prof. Vanni Noferini. Specifically, the candidate will work on the theme of “Non-backtracking centrality measures and beyond’’. Areas of mathematics that are relevant include matrix theory, complex network analysis, numerical linear algebra, graph theory and statistics. The main goal of the project is to perform further research on some recently introduced centrality measures based on the combinatorics of non-backtracking and more generally non-cycling walks in a graph. The project will include the study of potential applications of centrality measures to various disciplines such as biology, economics and finance, and the candidate is expected to also coordinate with international researchers in these disciplines.

      The candidate will start in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

      Candidates interested in more details about the project are welcome to contact Prof. Vanni Noferini, [email protected]


      • Master’s degree in Mathematics, or equivalent on a related discipline
      • Good command of English
      • Strong drive towards excellence in science and technology at the highest international level

      Some experience on the areas of mathematics most relevant to the project is appreciated; an interest in one or more of the scientific disciplines where potential applications can arise is also valued. Knowledge of at least one scientific computing programming language, e.g., MATLAB or R, is highly desirable.

      The Doctoral Program at Aalto University is intended for the candidates of excellent academic background motivated in pursuing a full-time doctoral program and producing cutting-edge research of the highest international level. Applicants must fulfil the admission requirements to the Aalto Doctoral Programme of Science and, if chosen for position, apply for and obtain the right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto. For more information on the general requirements and the application process for post-graduate studies, please visit

      Salary and duration

      The approximate timescale to complete the doctoral degree is 4 years. We seek to fill these positions as soon as possible but later starting dates are possible. The standard salary level starts at 2 537.34 EUR/month. The annual total workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1612 hours. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

      How to apply

      Please apply through the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page. Application material should include (all documents in English):

      • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
      • Resume or CV (indicating at least your contact information, working history, list of publications, programming skills, language skills, completed and ongoing university degrees indicating the grade point average, and honors and awards)
      • Two letters of recommendation (or contact details of two possible referees)

      Please, send your application as a single PDF file at your earliest convenience by 21 August 2020 through the recruitment system (‘apply for this job’ link at the end of the page).

      For further information of the available position, contact Prof. Vanni Noferini [email protected]. For information on the recruitment process, contact HR Coordinator Johanna Glader [email protected]

      Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview. Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, and age. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals from all sectors of the community.

      Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider also candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.



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