Doctoral/PhD Students for Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering (10 positions)

PhD Student

January 1, 2018

Job description

The field of computing and information technologies evolves in a rapid pace. Digital operating environment and Energy and eco-efficiency are the main focus areas of TUT strategy in which the faculty contributes to. Energization, Virtualization and Humanization are other identified trending areas. Energization deals with a transformation of current electrical energy system into a new system with the help of modern digital platforms bringing in evolving forms of producing energy in volumes (eg. Solar power). Virtualization is a mode of operation in which the software and computing systems enable new models of operation for sharing resources (eg. transport, housing) and in which the platform economies change roles of traditional providers and actors. Humanization brings in the human aspects of future information systems including those in which robots are engaged and in which the artificial intelligence (AI) is in use to help people with the use of technology. Naturally, the core competences within these trending topics rely on deep understanding developed within the Faculty in areas of power electronics, smart grids, electronics, printed electronics, wireless solutions and networks, embedded and IoT systems, computing solutions, software engineering, image, video and signal processing, data analytics and machine learning, cyber security and user experience.


The successful candidate needs to have a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or in a related discipline, and have demonstrated (during studies towards the higher university degree or otherwise) the competence and motivation to pursue doctoral studies. The successful candidate must either already be or enroll as a doctoral student at TUT. International applicants must attach an official English language test report as a proof of sufficient English language skills. For more information on language requirements, please visit A research plan for a doctorate will be prepared according to TUT's instructions in collaboration with the research group at the beginning of doctoral studies.

We offer

We are offering the successful candidates a fully funded Doctoral Student position for up to four years. We offer you high-quality supervision with freedom and encouragement to develop your ideas in a supportive, inspiring environment. We are proud that with the extensive academic and departmental support, our students have an excellent track record for successful completion of their doctoral degrees.


The salary will be based both on the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral student is placed on the job demand levels 1-4. TUT has implemented an incentive salary system for Doctoral Students, in which the salary levels are based on the progress of doctoral studies. A typical starting salary for doctoral students is approximately 2300€ per month.

Trial Period

Trial period of 4 months applies for all new employees


The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of one to four years from 1 January 2018 onwards or as soon afterwards as possible. During this time, Doctoral students will undertake full-time study towards a doctoral degree as well as some teaching duties in their own fields as part of their doctoral education. The Doctoral Degree should be completed within the granted funding period. All Doctoral Students are integrated to different research groups in the faculty.

For more information, please contact

  1. Dean of the Faculty Mika Grundström, mika.grundstrom (at) 
  2. Vice Dean (Research) of the Faculty Ari Visa, (at)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through TUT’s online application system. The closing date for applications is 2 October 2017 (24.00 EEST/21.00 UTC). Applications must include the following attachments written in English and preferably be in PDF format: 

  1. Letter of motivation with a description of your research interests, max 1-2 pages 
  2. Full curriculum vitae listing all your relevant experiences (please visit our website for a CV template )
  3. Copy of your MSc and BSc Degree Certificates, including transcripts of all university records and their English translations (Finnish certificates are accepted) 
  4. Certificate of language proficiency (if your native language is other than Finnish or English), or other demonstration of your language skills Additional information on attachments to applications.


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Tampere University of Technology


In autumn 2016, TUT climbed the renowned QS university ranking for top young universities, now at no. 30. Last year, TUT ranked 48th on the same ‘QS Top 50 Under 50’ list.

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