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Open postdoctoral researcher positions in data and platform economy at Aalto University - Apply by Nov 14!

  • 1.  Open postdoctoral researcher positions in data and platform economy at Aalto University - Apply by Nov 14!

    Posted 10-27-2021 05:06

    Increasing use of data, AI and platform-based business models accelerate the transformation of our economy and society towards a data-driven digital platform economy. 

    We are now seeking to hire 1-2 postdoctoral researchers to work on data and platform economy related topics. The post doctoral researchers 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. Applicants are expected to have proven expertise and merits in one of the above or closely related topics.

    We have two positions open for two-year terms. One is in a research project on policy rationales in the platform economy ( and the other one is in a new research team being established to study growth mechanisms and dynamics of digital platform economy.

    Job requirements

    • We expect you to conduct research of the highest standards
    • We value your ability to publish papers in the leading journals of your research field
    • We are especially looking for researchers with strong methodological and analytical skills
    • We value curiosity, open-mindness, and ability to conduct research independently
    • Expertise in economics, law, computer science, innovation policy (1st position), or mathematical modeling (2nd position) is considered a merit


    The compensation is internationally competitive, and Aalto University provides occupational health care and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable daycare and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

    In our community, you will benefit from collaborating with leading scholars in the fields and excellent access to entrepreneurs and decision-makers in the private and public sectors. The environment provides unique opportunities to conduct empirical and conceptual research of technology industries.

    Ready to apply?

    See the full job posting at Aalto online recruitment system and submit your application including the following attachments as a single PDF:
    • a cover letter
    • a curriculum vitae (with contact details)
    • a list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
    • a postdoctoral research statement describing plans for future research
    • up to three letters of recommendation

    Closing date for applications: 14.11.2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

    For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Robin Gustafsson or Assistant Professor Kimmo Karhu. In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Saara Haggrén. E-mails:

    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.

    Kimmo Karhu
    Assistant Professor in Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
    Aalto University, Finland