Publish date: December 15, 2018

Postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Helsinki, Finland

A fully-funded postdoctoral position at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki is available in the next a few months.

As more businesses realized that data, in all forms and sizes, is critical to making the best possible decisions, we see the continued growth of systems that support massive volume of non-relational or unstructured forms of data. The research focus of this job is to develop new principles and algorithms for a novel unified database management system to manage both well-structured data and NoSQL data.

Qualifications for the Postdoctoral Position

A PhD in computer science or equivalent, with a specialization related to data management and databases. Experience in Hadoop or Spark platform is expected.

Through this Postdoctoral Fellowship, you will gain expertise in managing multiple model data in complex, modern applications, with strong skills in big data analytics, data modelling, and complex query processing.

How to apply

To apply, please send a detailed research CV by email to contact Prof. Jiaheng Lu (

Research environment

The University of Helsinki (UH) is the oldest, largest and most multidisciplinary higher education institution in Finland. It consistently ranks among the top 100 universities worldwide, and among the elite in Europe - and always the foremost in Finland. The University of Helsinki is also one of the 20 members in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) sharing the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.

The UH Department of Computer Science ( is a world leader in computer science research and a key academic contributor to the success of Finnish industry and has invented the famous Linux operating system in the year 1991. The department is located at the Kumpula Science Campus that is the largest centre of natural sciences in Nordic countries, with modern laboratories and classes highly equipped with the latest technology.

Social Environment at UH

About Helsinki: The city of Helsinki is the capital of Finland since 1812. It enjoys a unique architecture that beautifully amalgamates the old with the new while reflecting influences from both the East and the West. Following a colourful history, Helsinki today is a bustling centre of Finland's cultural and business life with a population of 0.6 million. In 2011, a quality of life survey run by British Monocle magazine ranked Helsinki as #1 in the world due to reasons such as a low crime rate, top-notch education, well-run city services and a food-culture that is constantly developing. An efficient public transportation system makes getting around Helsinki quick and easy.