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Project researcher/Doctoral candidate (fixed-term)

7 days ago | Closing on Nov 18
University of Turku
Project researcher/Doctoral candidate (fixed-term)
University of Turku
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Published: 7 days ago
Application deadline: Nov 18
Location: Turku, Finland
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Project researcher/Doctoral candidate (fixed-term)

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Fixed-term Project researcher / Doctoral candidate position on Programmable Systems for Intelligence in Automobiles (ECSEL/ PRYSTINE Project)

Communication systems lab at Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku is looking for a

Project researcher / Doctoral candidate (security and safety engineering of autonomous road vehicles).

The position is fixed-term and starts upon mutual agreement as soon as possible and ends 30.4.2021. The position is full-time, but can be agreed part-time upon mutual agreement.

The position is part of the ECSEL funded Programmable Systems for Intelligence in Automobiles (PRYSTINE) project. It involves 60 prominent industry players, universities, and research institutes all over Europe. The overall aim of the project is developing fail-operational urban surround perception (FUSION) to enable safe automated driving in urban and rural environments.

Key tasks

Our contribution to the project include requirements specification, system-level design, system integration, and validation through live testing of a vehicle equipped with the fail-operational autonomous controller developed in the project. The project researcher/doctoral candidate will participate in

  1. Developing security solutions for autonomous systems, encompassing communication links, components, and data protection
  2. Live testing in a heavy-duty vehicle demonstrator built for the project
  3. Publishing the results of their work in international scientific publications
  4. Present their work at international conferences

The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. A person selected for the posts of Project researcher and Doctoral candidate is required to have a higher university degree. A Doctoral candidate must also have an accepted research plan, and in addition, when acquiring his or her degree or otherwise, he or she is required to have demonstrated the ability and motivation to undertake postgraduate studies and the capacity to complete a doctoral degree in accordance with the research plan.

Successful candidates must possess an applicable Master of Science degree, completed with very good grades.

We expect the candidate for security and safety engineering for autonomous vehicles to have

  • Cyber security educational background or equivalent experience
  • Ability to specify, analyze, and develop security solutions

In addition, we appreciate

  • Ability to write scientific publications
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Familiarity with data analysis methods
  • Familiarity with cryptographic algorithm implementations
  • Good general programming skills
  • Software development experience
  • High motivation and work efficiency
  • Good understanding of network technologies and simulation tools

The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For Project researchers and Doctoral candidates the salary will be on levels 2-4 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 2 005,71 – 2 500,06 euros per month. In addition, a personal work performance component (a maximum of 46,3% of the task specific salary component) will be paid.

A six month trial period applies to the position.

Applications must be submitted at the latest on Sunday, November 18, 2018 (23:59) using the electronic application form of the University of Turku on the following address:

The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).

Applicants should enclose with their application a CV, short cover letter including a short description of applicant’s relevant skills and knowledge, degree certificate(s), list of publications and other documents that may influence the filling of position.

For further information about the position, please contact Communication Systems laboratory, Professor Jouni Isoaho (, Docent Ethiopia Nigussie (, or Dr. Antti Hakkala ( Regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Nina Reini (

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