Data Scientist

Company:Aalto University School of Business

Location:Finland / Espoo


Employment Type:Starting with an up to 3-year fixed-term appointment


Aalto University School of Business Department of Finance invites applications for

Data Scientist (starting with an up to 3-year fixed-term appointment)

beginning at 1.9.2019 or as per agreement at Aalto University Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland.

The position is located in the Department of Finance and funded by Academy of Finland. The Finance Group is strongly dedicated to research, as shown by a stream of research published in top finance journals. The Department is equipped with all major commercial Finance databases and hosts several proprietary databases. For more information about research activities, please visit


An ideal candidate has a master’s degree in computer science, finance, economics, statistics or a related field with excellent database management skills and a desire to work with a strong research group in household finance. A doctoral degree is considered an asset. The candidate also has strong interpersonal and communication skills for effectively communicating complex research issues.

Key tasks of the data scientist are expected to be:

  • Coordinating and implementing (mainly) household finance database acquisitions, update, and data governance
  • Building, configuring, and operating the research database infrastructure for household finance research using software such as SQL-Server, SAS, and Stata
  • Supporting research group members by planning and coding modern, large data scientific analysis for researchers publishing research in top-tier finance journals
  • Coaching researchers and PhD students in research strategies, data gathering, and analysis
  • In case of an individual with a doctoral degree, no more than 50% of working time may be spent on independent scientific research

Exact role can be somewhat tailored based on research group priorities, candidate’s strengths as well as candidate’s long-term career aims.


Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The position is expected to be on requirement level (YPJ) 9, subject to candidate qualifications. The position includes occupational healthcare.

For more information

Please contact HR Coordinator Tiina Paronen-Viljanen ( for questions relating to the recruitment process or Associate Professor Elias Rantapuska ( for other matters.

How to apply

The application material for the position must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae with contact details

The application material for the position can in addition include:

  • Up to three letters of recommendation
  • Up to three current working paper(s) and/or recent publications

All application material should be submitted in English.

The application for the position is to be addressed to Associate Professor Elias Rantapuska through the eRecruitment system SAIMA no later than 30th of July, 2019.

We plan to conduct interviews through Skype in August.

About Aalto University

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in the capital region, Espoo, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The School has the three most important international quality accreditations in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff. The Shanghai Ranking ranked Aalto University in 2018 as #34 in the world in the domain of Business Administration.

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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