Aalto University
Research assistant
Aalto University
Our goal is to fearlessly lead the way and take part in open-minded and creative development of both Finnish society and the international academic community.
Visit employer page
JOB DETAILS
Published: 12 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 15
Location: Espoo, Finland
You need to sign in or create an account to save this job
Please mention that you found this job on Academic Positions when applying.
SHARE THIS JOB
Research assistant

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 University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious international universities of art, design and architecture in the world. The school is a strong source of social influence. Key areas of its research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and design. The school’s history dates back to 1871.

The Department of Art is looking for a

Research assistant

The position is fixed-term and will be filled for 18 months. The starting date is preferably as soon as possible but is negotiable.

Job responsibilities

The Research Assistant will work within the ERC funded research project Refashioning the Renaissance: Popular Groups, Fashion and the Material and Cultural Significance of Clothing in Europe, 1550-1650, led by Professor Paula Hohti (PI). This project studies the meanings and dissemination of western fashion in early modern Europe, especially at the lower social levels, and develops new material-based experimental and scientific research methods in dress history.

The team will consist of two postdoctoral researchers, a doctoral researcher, a research assistant and an administrator, who will collectively work towards the Refashioning the Renaissance project’s research goals. The research assistant’s task is to assist Prof. Paula Hohti in archival work in Italy. The main duties of the research assistant include:

  • To carry out archival work in Florence, Venice and Siena
  • To reproduce and transcribe archival documents
  • To create a dataset for the project’s use
  • Other assisting work related to the project research

Requirements

Qualified candidates for the Research Assistant’s position hold a BA or an MA degree in early modern history or in a related field. In addition, the successful candidates should have 

  • Fluent skills in Italian and English language
  • Previous experience of archival work
  • Good paleographic skills
  • Ability to carry out work independently

The research assistant’s position involves approximately 50- 70% of working time in Italy.

Salary

2200€ - 2500€ per month, depending on skills and experience + an allowance towards travel and accommodation costs abroad. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please submit your application containing

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • CV

The applications for the postdoctoral researcher position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than on April 9, 2017.

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.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Professor Paula Hohti, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi or in recruitment process related questions HR-coordinator Päivi Niemi, firstname.j.lastname@aalto.fi.

You need to sign in or create an account to save this job
SUBSCRIBE TO JOBS LIKE THIS
JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER
Aalto University
Aalto University
Location: Espoo, Finland | Closing on Apr 10
University Teacher in English
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…
Aalto University
Aalto University
Location: Espoo, Finland | Closing on Apr 17
Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow in integrated circuit (IC) design
Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow for research and project management in integrated circuit (IC)…
Aalto University
Aalto University
Location: Espoo, Finland
University Teacher in Swedish
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…
Aalto University
Aalto University
Location: Espoo, Finland | Closing on May 02
Tenure Track Professor in Real Estate Economics
The position is located in the Department of Built Environment, see http://builtenv.aalto.fi/en/. Based on the department’s strategy, the focus of the research is on sustainable built environment, engineering in cold regions, computational modelling, social infrastructure and digitalization. The research groups at the Department are Real Estate Economics, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Geoinformatics and Water and Environmental Engineering. Currently, the department has 22 professors.