Postdoctoral Researcher
Advertiser: Department of Finance, Aalto University
Field(s) of specialization: Finance - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Ekonominaukio 1, Espoo, 02150, Finland
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 14 months
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 30 Jun 2022
Application deadline: 31 Aug 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 31 Aug 2022
Ad text:

The Department of Finance offers one postdoctoral position under the supervision of Aalto Distinguished Professor Matti Keloharju. The position is funded by the Academy of Finland project Data-Driven Society, and its goal is to create cutting edge research using large administrative datasets. The subprojects belonging to this project span health economics and finance.

The contract can start as early as June 2022 and can last until August 31, 2023. The contract may be extended subject to performance and availability of additional funding. The position may involve light teaching or other duties at the department.

To be considered for the position, candidates are expected to show evidence of strong research potential and expertise in advanced analytics on large datasets. They must also have obtained a PhD by the start of the position.


Applications should be submitted via Application material should contain a cover letter, CV including publications, job market paper, and three letters of reference.


Interviews will be conducted remotely by video.

About us:

The Aalto University School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Europe. On the 2021 Shanghai list, Aalto ranks 25th in the world (5th in Europe) in business administration. The most recent US News and Report ranks Aalto to the 41th place in economics and business. The Department of Finance, the host of the European Finance Association 2020 conference, has a strong publication record, built to much extent on studies using large administrative datasets. The department has a collegial atmosphere and an excellent IT infrastructure, along with subscriptions to most standard financial databases. The school’s premises are located in a new, award-winning building about ten kilometers from the center of Helsinki, the capital city. There is a subway stop next to the building.

Finland is among the best countries in the world according to many quality of life indicators, including being the happiest country in the world (World Happiness Report 2022).

Aalto University follows EU rules and regulations on HR policies. Based on the regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems, full time employment at Aalto University is inconsistent with residence abroad. Employment duties need to be performed in Finland.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open and/or to extend the application period.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Reference letter
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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