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Doctoral Researcher in Real Estate Economics
Aalto University

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2023
Title Doctoral Researcher in Real Estate Economics
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T213 Built Environment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Real Estate
Aalto University is an international 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 4500 employees, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with 580 employees, 70 talented professors, 140 full-time doctoral researchers and 3300 full-time students.

Real Estate Research Group at Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites applications for

Doctoral Researcher position in Real Estate Economics

We are looking for an excellent PhD candidate to join our Real Estate Research Group. This specific position aims to provide a smooth transition from Aalto’s Master’s Real estate-related programmes to Doctoral studies. Thus, it is specifically targeted to those students, who have not graduated yet or have graduated during the academic year 2022-2023. We welcome applications from students in their first year of the Master’s programme as well as those who are already working on their Master’s thesis.
Our international research group has 9 professors and around twenty researchers (PhD candidates and postdocs) from all fields of Real Estate. We also have close collaboration with several international research units and provide a lively research environment with active peer-support.
The position is open for all fields of real estate economics.  Our current research themes include i.a. environmental and climate law, land use and building law, management and development of the cadastral system, land policy, life cycle management and technologies, new business models in real estate, carbon mitigation in the built environment, energy transition in built environment, dynamics of real estate markets, real estate management and circular transition, sterilization in real estate, value formation, investments, valuation, real estate finance and future studies.

Key tasks
  • Conducting PhD research in Real Estate Economics (including research planning, literature review, proposing theoretical framework, collecting and analysing data, publishing research findings, writing research articles, presenting the results in international conferences).
  • Collaborating with the research partners and/or stakeholders
  • Teaching and/or assisting with organizing Real Estate courses (10% of work time)
  • May also include participating in other research projects and acquisition of research funding

You should have
  • Either
    • completed a M.Sc. degree in Real Estate Economics or USP in Real Estate Economics after 1.9.2022.
    • completed the majority of your coursework in your master’s studies in Real Estate Economics or USP in Real Estate Economics, and be about to start or finish your master’s thesis, or
    • have completed the common studies in the Real Estate Economics major or in the USP in Real Estate Economics major.
  • High motivation and capability to conduct full-time doctoral studies. At the beginning you can also work part time for the position until you finish your master’s courses.
  • Excellent Study performance (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), with a M.Sc. average grade clearly above the general average

What we offer
• A maximum 1-year position until finishing the Master’s degree with a possibility of extension to up to 3 years based on performance. For those students close to graduation, we offer a 3-year position for doctoral studies.
• Starting salary approximately 2650 (after finishing the Master’s degree). For students who have not    graduated yet, the salary is first based on credits attained.
 • Total annual work time 1,624 h (no office hours)
Starts immediately, or as agreed.

How to apply
The applications for the doctoral candidate position are to be submitted through our online recruitment system (link 'Apply now' below) by 15.5.2023. Potential and interested candidates are encouraged to contact us even if they are still finishing their MSc degrees, as the starting time is flexible.

Required application documents (in a single PDF-file)
  • A motivation letter. In the motivation letter you should describe briefly why you are interested in the position. In case you already have some thoughts or ideas about your potential research topic, you can also briefly describe those in the motivation letter.
  • Transcript of study records
  • CV

For more information
Please contact Prof Heidi Falkenbach,

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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