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Postdoctoral Researchers in the general areas of Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, Dynamical Systems or Random Models
Aalto University

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Researchers in the general areas of Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, Dynamical Systems or Random Models
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T302 Dept. Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community. 

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis ( at the Aalto School of Science is seeking

Postdoctoral Researchers in the general areas of Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, Dynamical Systems or Random Models

There will be 2 positions filled with each for up to 2 years. The postdoctoral researchers will join the research group of Tuomas Sahlsten ( ), where there is an opportunity to work on some of our recent research problems related to Quantum Chaos from pure mathematics aspects. The topics are related to the study of eigenfunctions of Laplacians or quantum scattering theory on random Riemannian surfaces by adapting modern methods related to harmonic analysis, semiclassical analysis and PDEs, fractal geometry, additive combinatorics (multiscale methods, sum-product theory), hyperbolic and parabolic dynamics, random matrix theory and moduli spaces. The positions will be filled at the latest in December 2022.

We look for scholars who are about to complete, or have completed within the past 5 years, their doctoral studies in a relevant field. Previous background in one or more of the following fields is preferred but not completely necessary: ergodic theory and dynamical systems, fractal geometry, additive combinatorics, analytic number theory (e.g. Maass forms, Eisenstein series), harmonic analysis, semiclassical analysis and PDEs, random matrix theory or related field of mathematics. We are also happy to look for applicants who are excited to learn and expand their previous fields of studies to these topics. General enthusiasm and past track record of trying to combine different aspects of mathematics even if not exactly related to these topics is considered an advantage. A good command of English is required, Finnish language is not.

We offer
The expected starting salary is approximately 3700 €/month. The contract includes occupational health care benefits and a holiday bonus.

How to apply
Please send your application at your earliest convenience as a single PDF file through our online recruitment system via the 'Apply' link. Your application should include the following documents:
  • CV and publication list,
  • contact information of two references, one of which is your PhD advisor,
  • a short research statement (1-2 pages),
  • please include a few lines about yourself (and when you would like to start) in the application.

Applicants who have not yet completed their PhD are requested to include their expected graduation month in their CV, and an additional page comprising their up-to-date research results in more detail in the research plan.

*Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

The review of applications will begin on August 30, 2022 (first deadline), and the selection may be done already before the final deadline on September 30, 2022.

For additional information, please contact Tuomas Sahlsten (

Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people. Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, and age. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals from all sectors of the community.

In Finnish/Suomeksi
Haemme tutkijatohtoreita (harmoninen analyysi ja osittaisdifferentiaaliyhtälöt, fraktaaligeometria tai satunnaismallit) kahden vuoden pituiseen työsuhteisiin. Tarkempi kuvaus tehtävästä ja hakuohjeista ovat yllä englanniksi.

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