Researcher (Software and digital infrastructure for autonomous drones) / Tutkija (Itseohjautuvien droonien digitaalinen infrastruktuuri ja sovelluskehitys)

Tampere University of Technology
November 06, 2022
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The joint research of the Software Engineering group at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC) and the Urban Informatics group at the Faculty of Built Environment (BEN), both at Tampere University, Finland, are doing interdisciplinary research by bridging theory and practice and closely cooperating with the industry.

We invite you to join the EU and Academy of Finland funded AeroPolis project developing the future autonomous aerial systems and digital infrastructures for drones. We are a consortium of four universities in Tampere, Turku, Helsinki, and Oulu. Your work location will be in Tampere.

Job Description

We seek for a Researcher with strong interest in autonomous aerial systems and in their embedded and cloud connected software platforms. We value experience and interest in software systems development, cloud architecture, IoT, data platforms, and distributed ledger technologies.

The main task of the Researcher will be developing digital platforms and data infrastructure for autonomous drone operations together with the AeroPolis team. The tasks consist of research and development of the cloud-based software platform and data infrastructure, enabling development of digital twins and transparency of autonomous drone operations. The work will involve application development for real-world environment in collaboration with other researchers in the team. Further, you will have a chance to explore the developed applications as part of the larger system within the safe management of air space and data exchange of drone fleet operations and client interfaces.

The exact direction of the work is determined by the project tasks, candidate's experience, and interests. Participation in the project offers international cooperation possibilities.

Requirements

Outstanding candidates from the areas of Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other applicable fields are welcome to apply. The candidate is expected to conduct independent research, implement the concepts in practice, and be able to collaborate with a multidisciplinary research team.

You are expected to have a master's degree in an applicable field (e.g. Computer Science). Depending on the profile of the selected person, the duties may include the opportunity to conduct research aimed at a doctoral dissertation. This requires the supervisor's consent and obtaining the right to postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University. Please visit the admissions webpage for more information on eligibility requirements.

We offer

The position will be filled for a period of 2 years with a potential extension. The starting date is as soon as possible, preferably by 1 January 2023 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Researcher is placed on level 2 – 4 of the job requirements scale.

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living in Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.

Finland has been assessed to be among the best countries in the world with respect to many quality-of-life indicators, including being the overall #1 country in human wellbeing. Finland is among the leading countries in ICT & Digitalization, from 5G networks to financial technology, artificial intelligence, and AR/VR innovations to IoT, digital education, and health solutions. For more information on Finland, please check InfoFinland and This is Finland. For more information on Tampere, please see VisitTampere and BusinessTampere.

How to apply

The position will be filled as soon as possible, and the review of successful candidates will start immediately. Please submit your application through our electronic recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 6 November 2022 (23:59 EST (UTC+2) ).

Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format. Please attach only the following documents to your application:

  • A letter of motivation describing your interests in the work (max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications (if applicable)
  • PDF copy of your MSc degree certificates, including transcripts of all MSc university records (grades and courses) and their English translations (Finnish and Swedish certificates are also accepted)
  • More information

    For further information, please contact

    Assistant Professor (tenure track) David Hästbacka, tel. +358 40 519 1506, david.hastbacka@tuni.fi

    Dr. Harry Edelman, tel. +358 40 514 9993, harry.edelman@tuni.fi

    AeroPolis-projekti kehittää tulevaisuuden mikrolentoasemien autonomisia ilmajärjestelmiä droneille. Olemme neljän yliopiston konsortio Tampereella, Turussa, Helsingissä ja Oulussa. Työpaikkasi on Tampereella. AeroPolis hankkeseen haetaan nyt tutkijaa.

    Tehtävänkuvaus:

    Suomen Akatemian ja EU:n rahoittamassa AeroPolis-hankkeessa tutkitaan droonien käyttöä logistiikassa ja datan keruussa. Käytännön sovelluksissa droonien turvallinen autonominen laskeutuminen ja lentoonlähtö edellyttävät digitaalisia ratkaisuja, joilla droonien ohjausta, tilannekuvaa, palvelujen toteutusta voidaan toteuttaa ja viestiä. Etsimme tutkijaa monialaiseen ryhmään kehittämään kamerapohjaisia applikaatioita ja informaatioratkaisuja droonipalvelujen toteuttamiseksi.

    Tarjoamme:

    Paikan monialaisessa, innovatiivisessa ja kansainvälisessä ryhmässä, jossa on mahdollisuus ottaa ja saada vastuuta käytännön sovelluksien kehittämisessä. Valitun henkilön profiilista riippuen tehtäviin voi sisältyä mahdollisuus tehdä väitöskirjaan tähtäävää tutkimusta. Tämä edellyttää esimiehen suostumusta ja jatko-opinto-oikeuden saamista Tampereen yliopiston informaatioteknologian ja viestinnän tiedekunnassa.

    Määräaikaisen (2 vuotta) tehtävän palkkaus määräytyy yliopistojen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön palkkausjärjestelmän mukaisesti. Tehtävän vaativuustaso on 2-4. Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen työstä suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa. Tehtävässä on 6 kuukauden koeaika.

    Vaatimukset:

    Edellytämme laaja-alaista ja syvällistä ohjelmisto- ja sovelluskehitysosaamista vähintään maisterin tutkintotasolla. Taustasi voi olla esim. ohjelmisto- ja pilvipalvelukehityksessä, koneoppimisessa tai robotiikassa. Toivomme innostusta monialaiseen ja yrittäjämäiseen työskentelyyn.

    Hakuohjeet

    Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta). Katso tarkemmat kuvaukset ja ohjeet englanninkielisestä ilmoitukselta. Hakuaika päättyy 6.11.2022 klo 23.59.

    Lisätietoja:

    Assistant Professor David Hästbacka, tel. +358 40 519 1506, david.hastbacka@tuni.fi

    Dr. Harry Edelman, tel. +358 40 514 9993, harry.edelman@tuni.fi

    Application period starts: 2022-10-12 12:00Application period ends: 2022-11-06 23:59

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