1-2 Research assistants for Summer 2024, Software Engineering

  • Summer job / kesätyöpaikka
  • Turku
  • 2024-03-05

Website University of Turku, Department of Computing

Software Engineering, Department of Computing, Summer 2024

Software Engineering unit is looking for research assistants for Summer 2024 to work in the Open Programming and Database Courses project:


The assistant(s) would be responsible for developing an online tool to assist students in selecting the suitable courses based on their earlier experience and future motivation. Additional tasks, such as designing and implementing course content, developing methods for AI-based tutoring etc. could be included.

Software engineering unit is responsible for software engineering master’s level teaching, interaction design master’s level teaching and bachelor’s level programming courses at the University of Turku. The Software Engineering unit’s research is motivated by our digitalizing society’s increasing dependency on software and the challenges of building reliable, correct, efficient, and user-friendly software predictably and effectively. The unit has staff of c. 25 teachers and researchers. For more information, see: https://tt.utu.fi/sweng/

Duration of internship: 3 months

Period: 1.5. – 31.8.2023 (negotiable)

Salary: The salary is 2100 euros/month.

Trial period is one month.

What are the requirements for the position?

  • Good programming skills
  • Experience on (or ability to quickly learn) web-based technologies such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Vaadin, or similar.
  • Good communication skills in English

What do we consider an advantage?

  • Graphic design skills
  • Experience in designing UI and UX
  • Knowledge of basic software engineering tools, such as Git
  • Knowledge in other software engineering topics
  • Knowledge in artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques
  • Experience or interest in teaching activities

How to apply?

Applications should be submitted at the latest on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (16:00) using the electronic application form of the University of Turku on the following address: https://intranet.utu.fi/en/news/open-vacancies

The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (“Apply for this position”).

Attachments:  Curriculum Vitae (with links to possible prior AI and programming projects), study transcript and brief motivation letter.

Research assistant positions in the summer of 2024 are intended primarily for students of University of Turku. Students of the Department of Computing are preferred.

For more information, please contact University lecturer Erkki Kaila, erkki.kaila@utu.fi

To apply for this job please visit intranet.utu.fi.