Research As­sist­ant, Department of Agricultural Sciences

Helsinki, Finland
22 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

De­vel­op­ing Elec­tric Power­train Designs for an Ag­ri­cul­tural Field Ro­bot

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

The internationally competitive research of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry ( provides science-based perspectives and methods for responding to future challenges in agriculture, food production and forestry in Finland as well as globally. The Department of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for


for developing electric powertrain designs for an agricultural field robot. The employment is scheduled to commence in November 2020 and last six months. The work will be conducted in the Agrotechnology research group ( The purpose of the work is to design an electrical powertrain and its control system for an autonomous field robot. The work include component sizing, performance analysis, and control system development by using modern modeling and simulation tools and methods.

Depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience, the salary is 2100–2200 euros/month.


  • Applicant should have a background in electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • Good programming and modeling skills are expected (MATLAB).
  • Applicant is expected to be able to act independently as well as to collaborate effectively with members of a larger team.
  • Good level of spoken and written English is required.

Applications for the position should include:

  1. A cover letter (max 1 page) potentially including a brief description of previous experience.
  2. A CV including full contact information for at least two references (max 2 pages).
  3. A copy of a transcript of completed credits.

Please compile all documents into a single PDF file in the above-specified order. Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting the application is 18th October, 2020.

For more information, please contact Assistant Professor Antti Lajunen by email: antti.lajunen(at)

In case you need technical support with the recruitment system, please contact sari.aaltonen(at)

Due date

18.10.2020 23:59 EEST