Doctoral Student/PhD position (Systems Theory Research)

PhD Student

January 1, 2018

Job description

The doctoral/PhD student will work as a member of the Systems Theory Research Group at TUT. The more precise research topics are discussed and planned to fit the interests and background of the candidate. The student will enroll in the TUT doctoral program, and complete its requirements for the doctoral degree. Doctoral student will undertake full-time study towards a doctoral degree. There may be some teaching duties included as part of the doctoral education. A research plan for a doctorate will be prepared according to TUT's instructions in collaboration with the research group. Doctoral student is expected to graduate within four years. If you are interested in the position, do not hesitate to contact me (Lassi Paunonen) for more information or browse to: 


An M. Sc. degree (or equivalent) in mathematics is required to be complete, or to be completed soon (e.g. thesis is ready). The position requires a good study background in analysis, especially linear functional analysis(on the introductory level), differential equations, and complex analysis. Knowledge in partial differential equations, numerical methods, and Matlab are considered to be a bonus. The position requires good command of English (written and spoken).

We offer

We offer an inspiring and supportive work environment where you are encouraged to follow your ideas and develop your skills in academic research. We are proud that with the extensive academic and departmental support, our students have an excellent track record for successful completion of their PhD degrees.


The salary will be based on both 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 demands levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary. Also, an incentive pay system applies to Doctoral Students.

Trial Period

Trial period of 4 months applies for all new employees


The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of two years. The contract may be extended up to 4 years. Starting date would be as soon as possible, or as mutually agreed upon by both parties (preferably not later than January 2018). 

The successful candidate will be enrolled to the doctoral programme of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. For more information about the doctoral programme and admissions, please go to: 

The candidate will be working on the TUT Hervanta campus, Tampere, Finland.

For more information, please contact

  1. Assistant professor Lassi Paunonen, (lassi.paunonen @

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 in PDF format. 

  • A motivation letter (1–2 pages) describing your background and main interests in mathematics 
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Transcript of study records and certificate of the M. Sc. degree
  • Possible references (1–2) 


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