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Two year Post-Doc in Data and Platform Economy at Aalto University

  • 1.  Two year Post-Doc in Data and Platform Economy at Aalto University

    Posted 07-22-2021 10:36
    About the position
    We are now seeking to hire a Postdoctoral scholar to work on Data and Platform Economy for a two-year term, with the opportunity to apply for other academic positions during or after the two years. The post-doctoral researcher will join our enlargening team of faculty and doctoral students working on data, AI, and platform economy at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. The applicant is expected to have proven expertise and merits in data and platform economy research. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to a research project on policy rationales in the platform economy ( We are especially looking for researchers with strong analytical skills and experience relevant to the research on the data and platform economy. Expertise in economics, law, standards, competition dynamics, or computer science is considered a merit.

    The specific research the postdoctoral research will be engaged in is on the governance and economics of digital public goods, open data, interfaces, standards, and digital infrastructures, in the context of data and platform economy. The research aims at advancing the understanding of rationales for public and government engagement in the data and platform economy in various sectors. The focus could be on the governance of digital public goods, e.g., data operators in the traffic, health, and/or education sector. We are especially interested in advancing understanding of how and under what conditions data operators contribute to innovation and economic spill-overs, as well societal value (externalities), and how to foster healthy competition and innovation in the data and platform economy.

    About the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University

    The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University conducts world-class research and provides impactful education on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. We are one of Europe's leading university departments in the field of technology entrepreneurship, focusing primarily on strategic management and venturing, operations management, and entrepreneurial leadership. In total, we are more than one hundred persons working in the department, including 20 professors, over 30 senior and postdoc researchers, and a large number of doctoral students.

    The department conducts empirical research in close collaboration with the leading technology firms in Finland and Europe and the key public and government organizations in Finland. We value your ability to conduct high-quality research and publish papers in the leading scientific journals in some of the research areas of the department. Moreover, we provide entrepreneurship education for all Aalto students and management training for business practitioners. For more information, see

    For more information

    For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Robin Gustafsson. In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Saara Haggrén. E-mails: Please note that due to summer vacations, there might be some delay in the answers.

    Please find the full job posting, including information on the application and recruitment procedures, here: Postdoctoral Researcher in Data and Platform Economy
    Closing date for applications: August 15th, 2021

    Robin Gustafsson
    Associate Professor
    Aalto University
    Espoo, Finland