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Postdoctoral Researcher position in Digital Twins of Process for Building Construction
Aalto University

Date Posted Jun. 27, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Researcher position in Digital Twins of Process for Building Construction
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T214 Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Vision in Construction

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.

We believe that people from diverse backgrounds can together reach the best results. Diversity is part of who we are. Over 40% of our academic faculty come from outside Finland. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply, as we want to ensure the continued diversity and inclusiveness of our community. Aalto is committed to equal and transparent recruitment procedures. 

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for

Postdoctoral Researcher position in Digital Twins of Process for Building Construction


The Department of Civil Engineering at the Aalto University is offering a Postdoctoral Researcher position in research on Digital Twins of Process in Construction. The research aims to create a holistic, integrated digital twin model for the construction of buildings, which can be used to model, simulate, compare, and evaluate the performance of processes.  The first objective is to develop an advanced sensing system that can provide automated situational awareness of the construction production, including the status of physical products and processes and supply of construction resources. The second objective is to achieve a digital twin of the construction process based on agent-based modeling and simulation.

Research Group

The Postdoctoral Researcher position is located in the research group of Performance in Building Design and Construction. For more general information of the research and teaching of the Department, go to


Applicants must i) have completed (within the past five years) a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) have a strong background in applying computer vision or simulation models in construction. A strong publication record, experience in instructing or supervising doctoral and master students and experience in team building and leadership are benefits in the application. Applicants with experience of new paradigms, such as neurosymbolic reasoning, rather than traditional deep learning -based computer vision methods are preferred for this call. Fluent English is required.

Salary and duration

Aalto University applies the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health care benefits. Finland also has a comprehensive social security system. The position is for at least two years, and it should start in October 2023. The position is full-time.

For more information

For further details, please contact Professor Olli Seppänen, and for further information regarding the recruitment process, contact HR Partner Merja Seppänen

How to apply

The applications for the Postdoctoral Researcher position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system Workday via the link “Apply now” no later than July 30, 2023.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

Required application documents
  • Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page)
  • Research plan on the selected research theme (mark clearly). If your research interest falls within various themes, specify this and combine these into same document (max three A4 pages)
  • Short statement of your philosophy on instructing researchers as well as of your envisioned role in a multidisciplinary research team (max one A4 page)
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 referees (max four A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page), and a certified copy of the doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if originals are not in English. (or estimated graduation date if not yet finished).

All material should be submitted in English and in PDF format.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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