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Postdoc in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Applications
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2019
Title Postdoc in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Applications
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering More About This Institution...
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering More About This Department...
Application Deadline Sep. 16, 2019
Position Start Date Autumn of 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Engineering Physics
    Electrical and/or Electronics


Microwave remote sensing and small satellite group is looking for a PostDoc with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image analysis expertise. Join the top university team in Finland which has launched the first Finnish satellites and spun off new companies, including the world leading miniature SAR satellite technology company ICEYE. We operate in close collaboration with the fleet of partners in our dynamic innovation ecosystem and keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with small satellites and microwave remote sensing. In addition to satellite platforms and payloads development, we work with SAR data from various sources, using methods like PolSAR, InSAR, DinSAR, coherent change detection, time series and AI. The remote sensing and small satellite group is also part of the highly esteemed Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space.

Job description
You are going to participate in and lead research projects utilizing the most up-to-date SAR satellite data. The work is carried out in close collaboration with various companies and institutes in Finland and abroad. You will write scientific papers jointly with the other members in the group and publish actively in conferences and journals. In this position, you have excellent opportunities to extend your professional network and to improve your pedagogical skills by participating in teaching and by supervising of masters and doctoral students.

Research group
The work is carried out in the Microwave Remote Sensing and Small Satellite Group, lead by Professor Jaan Praks. The group has strong experience in SAR polarimetry and interferometry and small satellite platforms. The active multinational team is composed of over 15 researchers. It is well connected and well secured with funding. The university provides well-equipped modern work environment at the heart of most active technology campus area in Finland. Group pages:…

‍Your experience and ambitions

  • Proven track record in scientific work and a relevant PhD degree
  • Experience in working with various SAR data and analysis methods
  • Motivation to actively participate in the team’s activities in space technology and remote sensing

Salary and contract terms
The position will be initially filled for 2 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years. The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3600-3800€/month, depending on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health care and social security benefits. Preferable starting time is the autumn of 2019, but this can be also negotiated.

‍Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system and include the following documents in English: 1) motivation letter, 2) CV indicating your skills and experience applicable to the position, including your teaching experience, 3) the list of publications (with the five most significant publications highlighted), 4) research statement, 5) references (names and contact information). The call is open until September 16, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

More information
For additional information, please contact Professor Jaan Praks, jaan.praks(at)

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Contact Information

  • Professor Jaan Praks
    Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Maarintie 8, Espoo


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