Open Positions

We are hiring!

Research assistant position (MSc or advanced BSc level)
The Machine and Human Intelligence group is looking for a fixed-term paid research assistant (6 months full time, part-time negotiable) for the role of machine learning engineer. The project consists of porting existing machine learning software developed by the group and published in top machine learning conferences and computational journals (see our related Research and Resources pages), in particular the VBMC, BADS and IBS toolboxes, from MATLAB to modern Python, with the potential of having a high impact in the AI/ML and data science community.
Candidates need to be already enrolled at the University of Helsinki. Successful applicants will have strong programming and mathematical skills and experience of numerical computing in Python (e.g., Numpy, Scipy). Recommended courses are Python for data analysis, Computational statisticsIntroduction to machine learning, or similar courses. Familiarity with MATLAB, with version control (Git) and with statistical machine learning (e.g., MCMC, Gaussian processes) is advantageous but not required.
This project is suited for MSc students or last-year BSc students (which might do this as part of their BSc project) — in subjects such as Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics — who want to gain first-hand experience in state-of-the-art probabilistic machine learning and open source software. This position is funded by the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI).

Salary level is dependent upon study credits and relevant experience. In order to apply, please send your resume (1-page CV in PDF format) and a copy of your transcripts (grades in BSc/MSc courses and projects) by email to Please also get in touch for informal enquiries.

PhD student position (4 years, fully funded)
More infomation will be provided soon.

Our group is committed to principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other under-represented individuals.