Research assistants for summer 2022

Helsinki Computational History Group (COMHIS) is a multidisciplinary team that studies intellectual history. The work in the group is guided by methods from various different backgrounds ranging from modern data science and machine learning to history and linguistics. "Computational history" implies the use of mixed methods in which a big data approach is combined with expert subject knowledge in intellectual history and book history. https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/computational-history

COMHIS is looking to hire a research assistant(s) studying computer/data science or language technology at the University of Helsinki for the summer of 2022 (2-3 month post based upon agreement). The tasks for the RA from CS can range from machine learning to downstream NLP tasks (genre detection, classifiers to embeddings) depending on the selected applicant’s expertise.

COMHIS is also looking to hire a research assistant(s) studying a relevant field in the humanities (e.g. history) at the University of Helsinki for the summer of 2022 (2-3 month post based upon agreement). The tasks for the RAs can range from annotation tasks to corpus analyses depending on the selected applicant’s expertise.

Applicants with knowledge in both data science and humanities are naturally welcome.

To submit your application, please prepare your CV and a 1-2 page open application letter and submit it via email to mikko.tolonen[at]helsinki.fi by 15.5.2022.

For further questions, contact Mikko Tolonen via the email above.