Postdoctoral researcher in Synthetic Aperture Radar applications

Aalto University

Postdoctorate Position 2 years Helsinki, Finland

Uploaded 5 Mar 2019

Job Description

You are going to participate and lead research projects utilizing the most up-to-date SAR satellite data and supervise master and doctoral students. The work is carried out in close collaboration with various companies and institutes in Finland and abroad.  We expect you to publish actively in conferences and journals. In this position, you have excellent opportunities to improve your pedagogical skills by participating in teaching as well as extend your professional network.



The work is carried out in the research team lead by Professor Jaan Praks. The group has strong experience in SAR polarimetry and interferometry and small satellite platforms. The active multinational team is composed of over 15 researchers. It is well connected and well secured with funding. The university provides well-equipped modern work environment in the heart of most active technology campus area in Finland.

Person Specification


  • Proven track record in scientific work and a relevant PhD degree
  • Commitment and active participation on the group's activities in space technology and remote sensing
  • Experience in working with various SAR data and analysis methods
  • Guiding of graduate and/or PhD students
  • Writing scientific papers jointly with the other members in the group


The position will be initially filled for 2 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years. Expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3500-3800€/month, depending on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health care and social security benefits. We expect the candidate to be able to start in Spring or Summer 2019.

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