Postdoctoral Researcher Position On Wireless Networked Control Systems

Country: Finland;

City: Espoo

Vacancy added: 11.01.2019

Employer: Aalto University

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 01.03.2019


A postdoctoral researcher position is available at the Distributed and Networked Control Systems (DNCS) Group, directed by Professor Themistoklis Charalambous, in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. We are seeking for exceptional postdoctoral researchers that have an earned PhD, that have evidence of independent research, to tackle complex and exciting problems in the fields of networked control systems, multi-agent systems, distributed coordination, distributed optimization, or a relevant topic.

In addition to research work, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate to the supervision of students and teaching related to their expertise and research topics. The contract period is usually for two years, with an option for renewal. For exceptional candidates, a longer-term research fellow position can be considered. The length of the contract and starting and ending dates are negotiable. The salary level for a postdoctoral researcher is competitive, and depends on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health services and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.


Networked Control Systems (NCSs) have a wide range of applications in a plethora of areas, such as factory automation networks and autonomous systems, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) and Robotics. As a result, we have been witnessing a great surge in both research and industrial interest towards the realization of such systems. The Postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct outstanding and independent research on control-aware communication strategies and communication-aware control strategies for NCSs, multi-agent systems distributed coordination, distributed optimization, or a relevant topic.

Candidate’s profile

We are looking for highly motivated, research-oriented candidates that have completed their PhD degree before the start of the contract period. Proficiency in English is a necessary prerequisite. In the review process, particular emphasis will be given on the quality of the candidate's previous research and international experience, together with the substance and innovativeness of their research interests, and their relevance to the DNCS group research programs.

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file by the 1st of March 2019, through the recruitment system via "Apply now" link below. The application should include:
1) Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page in 10pt font size)
2) A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history with contact details 
3) List of publications, with pointers to at most three of the most relevant publications
4) Contact details of at least two referees   

For further information, please contact Professor Themistoklis Charalambous (, and questions related to recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hanninen ( Applications via email will not be taken into account. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Aalto University

AALTO (Aalto University) has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. The School of Electrical Engineering fosters basic research as well as the development of the latest technologies, providing top-quality engineering education. AALTO’s Shanghai subject ranking 2016 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is 51-75 world wide and 13-17 in Europe. Aalto is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Aalto is in world’s top-10 of young universities (QS Top 50 under 50).

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of AALTO’s School of Electrical Engineering. Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation provides a truly inspirational ecosystem, where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, provide an excellent education and produce greater wellbeing for society in general. Its main research focus areas are: control, robotics, autonomous systems, power systems, and Industrial electronics and informatics. The department develops technologies, data models and standards supporting the integration of industrial information systems.

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