Research Assistant or Doctoral Candidate in the Area of New Media and Virtual Museology

Research assistant or Doctoral candidate

We are looking for a doctoral candidate or recently graduated, or advanced Masters student in the area of data (cultural) analytics with interest in doing interdisciplinary research in new media and virtual museology. The position is two years (full time).

Your role and goals

You will work as part of the team in the Systems of Representation research group. Experience required extends to domains encompassing:

  1. Data analytics, network visualization and social media in the context of cultural heritage.
  2. Interactive visualization design and implementation.
  3. Applied computing that includes web programming using Javascript, Python and R.

The work realized in these domains will be used to support and further develop citizen curation methods and activities through co-design.

Your network and team

Systems of Representation research group is based in the Media Lab at Aalto ARTS. You will work closely with Design Museum Helsinki as well as other members of SPICE consortium.

Your experience and ambitions

Requirements for the position:

  • Experience in applied computing with several programming languages such as Javascript, python and R.
  • Experience with visual communication, especially working with dynamic information visualizations.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media applications and their APIs.
  • Track record and technical proficiency to realize the project’s ideas.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English. Fluency or an interest to learn Finnish is highly appreciated.
  • The person must be able to relocate to Finland.

Salary and contract terms

The salary is determined based on your experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University. We are located in the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo, Helsinki metropolitan area. The position will be fulfilled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

How to apply?

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below. Please include the following documents in English, in PDF format, combined to 4 files:

  1. Application letter
  2. Scanned degree certificates from each university attended, including official register of study courses taken for the latest degrees (transcripts of records).
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV) including list of publications, if applicable.
  4. Portfolio or documentation demonstrating experience in the aforementioned domains.

In addition: two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to

We will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately, until the position is filled.

More information

For further inquiries and recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Ilona Kallio, ilona.kallio(at)