Multidisciplinary recruitment

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We create new knowledge and innovations that help to solve global challenges. We offer you an international and inspiring working environment where you are given responsibility and can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters. Our flexible and family-friendly workplace makes it easy for you to balance work and leisure. The University of Oulu is ranked in the top 3% of the world´s universities.

We are now looking for

Three Postdoctoral Researchers

for a three-year fixed-term positions to contribute to our Hybrid Intelligence (HI) Research Programme at the University of Oulu (Finland). The postdoctoral researcher positions will be in either the Faculty of Education and Psychology, the Faculty of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering, or the Faculty of Medicine.

The University has recently launched a new multi-faculty strategic research program, “Hybrid Intelligence: Human-AI Co-evolution and Learning in Multi-realities (HI). The program forms a part of the University of Oulu's national profiling actions supported by the Research Council of Finland.

About the jobs

We are calling for proposals dealing with the following themes:

1) Data and algorithm-assisted HI, including but not limited to multi-modal social behavior analysis; machine learning coupling human in the loop; visualizable and explainable interaction analysis;

2) Understanding humans in AI interaction, including, but not limited to: understanding teaching, learning and interaction processes to build HI systems that augment rather than replace human intelligence in educational contexts;

3) The extended human mind in multi-realities, including, but not limited to, mixed and augmented reality technologies and intelligence augmentation;

4) Emerging sustainable effects of human technology interaction on the quality of life, including but not limited to improving healthcare with the enhancement of augmented care or development of augmented learning solutions in education.

Note: The same applicant can apply only to one of the themes (submit only one application).

We expect these temporary positions will contribute to the Hybrid Intelligence research program themes regarding new research results, publications, and/or research funding proposals.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will 

  • Engage in writing and submitting applications for research funding contributing to the HI research. 
  • Collaborate closely with the HI program and researchers involved in the program and contribute to HI research publications.
  • Actively participate in HI scientific program activities and development.

What we offer?

We offer you a supportive academic environment in a community of committed scholars and the possibility to use funding opportunities to generate new research ideas and build an innovative program that will attract international scholars.

Benefits of working at the University and in Finland include:

  • You will receive university occupational health insurance. The Finnish government also benefits residents and their families such as access to the national healthcare system and high-quality, affordable childcare and school services.
  • Wellness benefits ePassi cover sport, culture, and well-being. Read more about other staff benefits here.
  • Our Buddy Programme and Spouse Network support you and close ones in settling into Oulu.
  • The support of an experienced and enthusiastic team where you can share your expertise and grow as an expert.
  • Development and career options of the big organization.
  • We have an HR Excellence in Research, a quality label, which is a recognition awarded by the European Commission for the development of researchers’ working conditions and careers. 
  • Work that matters and a workplace that promotes flexibility and work-life balance. Read more about working with us.
  • Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high quality of life, safety, an excellent education system, and a competitive economy. Read more about living in Oulu.

What we expect 

  • A doctoral degree in a relevant field that was awarded not more than five years ago.
  • A transdisciplinary research orientation with demonstrated research experience or interest.
  • Capacity to collaborate in Hybrid Intelligence research and research dissemination activities.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills in English.


Positions are fixed-term for three years starting earliest 1.4.2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The salary will be based on levels 5-6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (a maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). The starting gross salary will be approx. 3150-4200 € per month (before taxes).  A trial period of 6 months is applied for the positions.

How to apply?

Interested? If yes, please apply through our recruitment system by 10.03.2024 (23:59 Finnish local time).

The application should be written in English and include the following:

  • A motivation letter (max 2 pages) that indicates one of the HI themes the candidate is applying for and explains why the candidate has the right expertise for the position. In addition, the letter should summarize previous research accomplishments, current work, and an idea on how to contribute to the HI research theme.
  • CV, following the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
  • List of publications, following the guidelines of the Research Council of Finland.

The eligible applicants fitting best in the profile expected for the position will be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified during the selection process.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, such as people of different ages, different genders and members of different language, cultural or minority groups. 

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact HI coordinator, Satu Kaleva, satu.kaleva(at) 



Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oulu
County Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Country Finland
Reference number 2024/52
Published 09.Feb.2024
Last application date 10.Mar.2024
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