Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist


Centria University of Applied Sciences is looking for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist. The position is permanent and full time starting from 1st of January 2021.

Do you want to become a Centrian?

The Production Technology team at Centria R&D is looking for a creative and innovative individual who is capable of thinking out-of-the-box. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist contributes to the development of next-generation technologies related to industrial process optimisation, natural language processing (NLP), robotics, and automation. The candidate should have strong and proven skills in applied computations, numerical analysis, and machine learning. Besides, the candidate should have experience in implementing state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms for real-life challenges.

For a successful performance of the tasks, the candidate should hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in any appropriate discipline (such as computer science, electrical engineering). The experience of working in international projects is mandatory, and the candidate will be contributing to new project proposals (e.g. Horizon 2020). Fluent English is required for writing both project proposals and scientific papers. Our team is continuously working together with the best research groups in and outside Finland. In addition, SMEs and large industries are close collaborators.

Centria has multiple research areas and A.I. is usable in all of them. Also, most of Centria’s R&D projects are done in co-operation with companies. So the ability to create real-world solutions as a part of a larger research programme is appreciated. At Centria, we are building an artificial intelligence team consisting of exceptional researchers and engineers. The chosen candidate will have a significant role in the team. As a member of the team, you will work on some of the most challenging technical problems and develop new practical machine learning solutions that will impact the future.

We offer a developing and flexible organization of experts where it is possible to expand your expertise as a part of our caring work community.


Your job of the future

Centria University of Applied Sciences is a highly appreciated higher education institution in our area. There are around 3000 students studying in our campuses in Kokkola, Ylivieska and Pietarsaari – and according to the surveys, we have the most satisfied students in Finland. We have over 300 employees whose expertise has made our research, development and innovation activities recognised on the national scale. Our greatest asset is the skilled, healthy and motivated personnel. We offer a caring and supportive work environment with a unique viewpoint to the area’s education and RDI activities.

As an expert in your own field, you can decide how you work. Our cozy and modern campus is your office. We also offer you a possibility to remote work but our work community is so nice, you probably do not want to work remotely. As our employee, we want to take extra good care of you. We offer a comprehensive occupational health care and versatile sport and cultural incentives to ensure your work-life balance. We want you to enjoy working with us.


Further information

The salary is based on the collective labour agreement of the Finnish Education Employers (Sivistystyöantajat ry:n yksityinen opetusala).

Applications with a CV should be addressed by e-mail to with a title: “AI Specialist” by 6th of December 2020 at 4 pm (Finnish time).

For more information on the position, please contact the R&D Manager Jorma Hintikka (tel. +358 44 449 2637, or Senior Research Scientist Tomi Pitkäaho (tel. +358 40 485 8219,


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