Job: Postdoc researcher in ICT-Mediated Social Interaction at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT  ( is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology. A new research group in the Network Society research programme will focus on the social psychological aspects of information and communication technologies (ICT).

We are looking for a POSTDOC RESEARCHER in the area of ICT-MEDIATED SOCIAL INTERACTION for a three-year period.

The research of the group focuses, for example, on the emotional and cognitive processes during mediated social interaction. The research supports the creation of ICT that is optimal from the perspective of human emotional and cognitive processes and social interaction. Methodological approaches include also psychophysiological recordings (e.g., EEG, facial EMG).

The tasks of the Postdoc researcher include carrying out state-of-the-art academic research with the best possible collaborators, reasonable freedom, and opportunities for a high impact. We strongly favor inter-group and interdisciplinary interaction. The researcher is also expected to participate in the preparation of new research projects.

We appreciate the following characteristics:

  • Appropriate education (PhD in computer or information science, social psychology, psychology, cognitive science, or a closely related field)
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Ability to co-operate in a multidisciplinary research team and with partners of international projects
  • Solid experience in research work as witnessed by international peer-reviewed publications
  • Expertise with psychophysiological methods (e.g., facial EMG, EEG) is an advantage, but not a prerequisit

The salary for the post will be based on the Universities’ salary system. For further information of the task, please contact Professor Niklas Ravaja at +358 50 3605191.

Applications should be addressed by e-mail to by August 8, 2011. Please, enclose your CV and list of publications.

Niklas Ravaja, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Aalto University
School of Economics
Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research
P.O. Box 21255 (Fredrikinkatu 48 A, 9th Floor)
FIN-00076  AALTO


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