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Real Estate Research Group at Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites applications for
Two (2) Doctoral Researchers in Future Real Estate
We are looking for excellent researchers to complement the multidisciplinary research team led by assistant professor Saija Toivonen. Toivonen's team focuses on future real estate and market environment by combining futures studies methodologies and real estate research. We study e.g. the impacts of a variety of phenomena, including e.g. megatrends, wild cards, and weak signals, on the future built environment and real estate market dynamics. Our aim is to increase the futures consciousness among real estate market participants including e.g. real estate owners, developers, investors, tenants, business service providers and the public sector participants. Therefore, our research strives to assist in developing strategies and solutions towards a more sustainable and resilient real estate sector and built environment. We work in close domestic and global collaboration with other research teams and stakeholders and provide a supporting team spirit.
With this call we seek to find researchers for two different topic areas of our research team. One of the doctoral researcher positions will concentrate on the future role and challenges related to working spaces in the era of digital remote work. We will view the sustainability impacts of this twin transition of green and digital and aim to provide future oriented solutions and strategies related to workspaces. The other doctoral researcher position is focused on studying the role of real estate in the future food production systems in the urban context. The built environment plays a crucial role not just as an enabler but as an interesting business platform in this context. Also with this research topic, sustainability aspects are essential.
In addition to our own research team, the new researchers can also benefit the surrounding Real Estate Research Group that has around twenty researchers (doctoral researchers and postdocs) from all fields of Real Estate, including Economic Law, Land Management, Sustainable Real Estate Business, Real Estate Economics and Valuation, and Real Estate Management. We also collaborate with other Aalto member schools.
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How to apply
The applications for the doctoral candidate position are to be submitted through eRecruitment System (link 'Apply now') by March 5 th, 2023. Email applications will not be considered. Please note: Aalto University's employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system (Workday -> find jobs) by using their existing Workday user account.
Please, feel free to contact us if you are interested in or if you have any questions.
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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.
For more information
Please contact assistant prof. Saija Toivonen ([email protected]). General information about doctoral studies at Aalto University can be found How to apply for doctoral studies? Aalto University
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