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Two Doctoral Candidates in Sustainable Business

Application closes on

15.9.2019

Place

Department of Management Studies

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Mikkeli, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The School has the three most important international quality accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.  In 2018, Business Administration placed 34th and Management 36th in the one of the world’s most respected university rankings, the Shanghai Rankings.

Aalto University School of Business invites applications for:

2 Doctoral Candidates in sustainable business (100%)

Aalto University School of business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. The position is within the Organizations and Management discipline in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School (http://management.aalto.fi). The department hosts a strong sustainable business and corporate responsibility research group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-management-studies/sustainability-in-business-sub) . The group is specialized in innovations towards sustainability, including circular economy, sustainability transitions, inclusive innovations and energy system disruption. In addition to active publishing, the group is active in collaboration with companies and other stakeholders as well as creating societal impact. The department also has a very competitive group of strategy, organization theory and human resource management researchers who publish in leading management journals. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries. The working language at the department is English.

Department of Management Studies has existing research on sustainability innovation, business models for sustainability, alternative economies, and organizing for sustainability. This work offers a basis for rethinking how businesses operate, how new actors and individuals can make contributions to sustainability and how sustainability debates unfold across the societies and different global contexts.

The first contract period is 2 years. The positions enable qualified students to obtain a PhD degree in Organization and Management. The work is expected to lead to scientific publications in international academic journals

The first position is linked to a new large-scale research project in the field of circular economy in textiles. The research of the candidates is expected to be within the following topics

  • Sustainability transition towards circular textile systems
  • Organizational and institutional conditions for new business models in circular economy
  • Polycentric governance of circular economy
  • Intervention and policy strategies geared towards circular economy

The second positions is expected to contribute one of the core areas of the Sustainability in Business –research group:

  • circular economy
  • sustainability transitions
  • sustainability innovation
  • business models for sustainability
  • organizing for sustainability
  • energy system disruption
  • inclusive innovations for poverty alleviation

Job qualifications:

  • Master degree in relevant discipline
  • Track record of conducting high quality master thesis
  • Excellent English language skills (written and verbal)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate in research groups, ability to pursue research independently and good self-management skills
  • High level of commitment and motivation
  • Before starting in the position, the doctoral candidate must be officially admitted to the doctoral program of Aalto BIZ, this includes a valid GMAT or GRE score. More information can be found in: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralbiz/How+to+apply 

The position offers:

  • Thriving sustainability research community
  • Stimulating research and working environment in one of the leading international universities
  • Possibility to pursue cutting-edge research with a wide community of sustainability scholars and dedicated practitioners through the newly established Aalto Sustainability Hub.
  • Possibility to attend of international academic conferences
  • A salary, which will be defined according to Aalto University´s payroll system.

Application

For those interested in the doctoral candidate position, send your written application enclosing all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, names of referees) by Sept. 15, 2019 by clicking on the ‘Apply for this job’ link below. Those chosen for the second round will be asked to send to their 5-page research proposals by Oct. 30, 2019.

For inquiries, contact Prof. Minna Halme (minna.halme(at)aalto.fi), professor Prof. Samuli Patala (Samuli.patala(at)aalto.fi) and Jouni Juntunen (jouni.juntunen(at)aalto.fi)

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.

Interested?
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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Three Postdoctoral Researchers in Photonics

Application closes on

3.9.2019

Place

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Position

Teaching and research positions

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

We are looking for talented and ambitious

Three Postdoctoral Researchers in Photonics

to join a starting, large collaborative research project PREIN (Photonics Research and Innovation Flagship). PREIN is a multi-disciplinary competence cluster focusing on the development of light-based technologies for applications in life science, energy-saving, ICT, and environmental monitoring. PREIN is a national network that gathers the cutting-edge expertise in photonics in Finland, including Aalto University, Tampere University, University of Eastern Finland and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The academy of Finland funds the PREIN as one of the 6 Finnish Flagship projects. Please read more of the PREIN project here http://prein.fi/.

Job description
Your goal will be to carry out high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the research groups in Aalto University and other three partner institutions of PREIN. The positions also involve some teaching assistant duties (guiding of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students).

  • Position 1. Simulation and modelling of nanomaterials/structures/devices
    The aim of the position is to simulate and model various nanomaterials, structures and devices to facilitate the research and innovation in PREIN. We expect a successful candidate to show prominence in one or several of the following sub-fields: resonant light-matter interaction effects at nanoscale; control of light generation, propagation, and absorption with optical metasurfaces and metamaterials; nanostructures in light harvesting devices; optical sensing and detection with nanostructures; control of optical coherence and polarization by nanostructures.
  • Position 2. Fabrication of nanomaterials/structures/devices
    The objective of this position is to fabricate integrated nanomaterials, structures and photonics devices. We expect the successful candidate to show prominence in one or several of the following sub-fields: fabrication of 2D materials and their heterostructures; fabrication of functional materials with atomic layer deposition method; atomic layer deposition for photovoltaics and sensing; fabrication of semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots-based devices; fabrication of hybrid mixed-dimensional structures-based devices.
  • Position 3. Photonics-based energy devices
    The aim of this position is to develop and study photonics-based energy devices. We expect the successful candidate to have relevant background for one or several of the of the following sub-fields:  heterojunction solar cells; photoluminescence imaging; up- and down-conversion materials for light harvesting; photocatalysts for water splitting and CO2 reduction; thermophotonic devices.

Research groups
These postdoctoral research positions will be part of the photonics research groups in the Micronova research center. The Micronova research center houses the largest academic cleanroom facility (2600 m2) in northern Europe. Micronova supports the research of over 200 researchers who carry out research in a number of fields such as quantum technologies, photonics, renewable energy and microsystems to name just a few. Aalto University shares this joint facility and provides access to over 100 production and measurement equipment for research and innovation.

The partnering research groups have complementary expertise and skills, ranging from the design and fabrication of nanomaterials and optical components to system integration and instrumentation development. Our research focuses on light field control, new materials and structures, and the development of light sources with tailored characteristics, all seeding to the development of novel technologies ranging  e.g. from portable sensors, to LIDAR for environmental and industrial monitoring or smart photovoltaic modules for eco-efficient solutions.

Your experience and qualifications
We are looking for versatile and independent researchers with a solid background in related topics. Theoretical traits for the analysis of experimental work and the ability to supervise M.Sc. and Ph.D. students are additional benefits. Successful candidate holds a doctoral degree in a suitable field and a proven publication record. The positions are primarily targeted towards scientists who have received their doctorate in the past few years. Excellent command of written and oral English, good communication skills, as well as a research experience in both independent project work and collaborative environment are highly valued.

Salary and contract terms
These postdoctoral researcher positions will be filled for one to two years, with a possible extension for additional two years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3600 €/month, depending of your experience and qualifications, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is the autumn of 2019, but this can be also negotiated.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, zhipei.sun(at)aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using the “Apply now!” link below. Please include the following documents in English: 1) motivation letter clearly describing which of the positions you are interested in, 2) CV, 3) the list of publications (with the 5 most significant publications highlighted), 4) your research statement, 5) references (names and contact information). The application period closes on September 3, 2019 but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
Aalto University is located at the Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality of life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our “Welcome to Finland” pages.

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Post expires on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in Organization and Management

Application closes on

15.9.2019

Place

Department of Management Studies

Position

Teaching and research positions

Postdoctoral researcher in Organization and Management

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. The School belongs to a selected group of business schools in Finland that have been granted the most important international quality accreditations in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

Aalto University School of Business invites applications for:

POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (Sustainability) (2 years)

Aalto University School of business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. The position is within the Organizations and Management discipline in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School (http://management.aalto.fi). The department hosts a strong sustainable business and corporate responsibility research group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-management-studies/sustainability-in-business-sub). The group is specialized in innovations towards sustainability, including circular economy, sustainability transitions, inclusive innovations and energy system disruption. In addition to active publishing, the group is active in collaboration with companies and creating societal impact. The department also has a very competitive group of strategy, organization theory and human resource management researchers who publish in leading management journals. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries. The working language at the department is English.

The postdoctoral position is intended to allow the chosen researcher to pursue his or her research agenda and to develop personal competencies. The position is associated with a large-scale research project focusing on circular economy in textiles, with a particular focus on systems-level change in the sector. Hence, research interests on circular economy and/or macro-organizational theories such as institutional and network theories are considered a merit. We expect the candidate to conduct high quality research and aim to publish in the best international journals. The position is associated with a low teaching load: participating in teaching a course. In addition, the position includes master’s thesis supervision and an opportunity to be involved in Ph.D. training.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the last four years, their Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (such as management studies, social sciences, organizations and sustainability), but applicants from other areas may also be considered. The applicants should have demonstrated the ability to teach competently and to publish internationally. The position requires fluent skills in the English language. Additional language skills are a merit.

Post-doctoral researchers are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The dates of the employment relationship can be negotiated, starting at earliest in November 2019 and at latest in February 2020.

We offer

The postdoctoral scholar will be a member in a group of highly motivated and productive scholars, in one of the leading management departments in Europe. Salary is approximately 50.000 euros per annum. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people.

For more Information

For further information, please contact Samuli Patala, samuli.patala@aalto.fi or Minna Halme minna.halme@aalto.fi (or for questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Kristina Mustonen, kristina.mustonen@aalto.fi).

How to apply

The applications are submitted through Aalto University’s electronic recruitment system SAIMA no later than on 15 September, 2019 and the position can start as soon as November 1st, 2019. The application materials for the postdoctoral position include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • A list of teaching experience  

All application materials should be submitted in English. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

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.

In Helsinki on 27 June, 2019

Interested?
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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Doctoral Candidate in the field of electrochemical energy storage (redox flow batteries)

Application closes on

31.8.2019

Place

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. At Aalto, we are dedicated to societally meaningful research, artistic work and education, with the aim of tackling the complex challenges of our time. We are a community of 4000 faculty and experts and 11 000 students.

Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering invites applications for:

Doctoral Candidate in the field of electrochemical energy storage (redox flow batteries)

The position is located in the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Espoo, Finland, and funded by the Academy of Finland.

Job description

This project develops aqueous redox flow battery technologies employing redox active organic materials, in collaboration with an organic chemistry group focusing on materials synthesis. The aim is to develop inexpensive and safe solutions for large scale energy storage.

The project includes electrochemical testing of the active materials as well as flow battery testing. The work will be a mixture of electrochemistry, physical chemistry and flow battery research, done in collaboration with an organic chemistry group.

Requirements

Successful candidates must hold an excellent M.Sc. degree (or an equivalent) in Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or related field at the time of the contract commencement.

The ideal candidate has hands on experience in electrochemistry of redox flow batteries. Good knowledge of organic synthesis, standard and advanced materials characterization techniques (NMR, IR, UV/Vis, XRD, SEM, TEM, Raman, scanning electrochemical microscopy) as well as finite element modeling is an advantage, and good command of English is a necessary prerequisite.

Salary

Aalto University follows the new salary system of Finnish universities.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Dr. Pekka Peljo, (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi)

How to apply

Applications for the position via email to Pekka Peljo: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi

Successful applications must contain

 1)   Structured CV including information on expected date of graduation

 2)   Motivation letter containing names and contact information of two possible referees

 3)   Certified copy of the MSc Diploma or Transcript of studies.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the evaluation of the applications will be ongoing as they arrive. The prospective starting date is 1.9.2019, but this date is negotiable.

All material should be submitted in English. The application material will not be returned.

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.

Interested?
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Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Postdoc or Ph.D. student in the area of interledger DLT technologies

Application closes on

16.8.2019

Place

Department of Communications and Networking

Position

Teaching and research positions

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


We are now looking for a Postdoc or Ph.D. student in the area of interledger DLT technologies

Are you a DLT (blockchain) expert, with a security and semantics background, with an urge to work with completely new technologies that are likely to have wide societal impact?


We are now looking for a postdoc or Ph.D. student to conduct research in the context of the forthcoming EU H2020 project PHOENIX, which involves shielding the grid against complex incidents and extensive cyber and privacy attacks. In addition to conducting research (and studies towards the Ph.D.,) the selected candidate will also act as the task leader for two tasks within the project, collaborating closely with a number of project partners over the Europe.

With the introduction of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs, aka blockchains), it has become possible to create new fully decentralised governance models.  When implementing such new governance models, especially for systems that involve IoT, the questions of data sovereignty, semantic interoperability, and federation become crucial.  In this research, these will be considered in a dynamic and distributed setting involving multiple interconnected blockchains, i.e., in an interledger technology setting. The research will also involve implementation of the needed software components, requiring strong software development skills.

Your role and goals
Your role and main goal in this work is to design, study, and implement interledger systems in the PHOENIX project context, preferably resulting in high quality publications. In addition to that, the prospective candidate must be able to care of the following tasks:

  1. Acting as the task leader for two tasks within the EU project: data sovereignty and semantic interoperability, and federated cloud/inter-ledger transactions platform
  2. Collaborating closely with a number of the 25 project partner organisations, all over the Europe.


Your network and team

The research will mainly take place in prof. (PoP) Pekka Nikander’s group, at the Department of Communications and Networking, with collaboration with other researchers in the Network Security and Trust group in the department, and with prof. Matti Lehtonen’s group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation.  In the EU project PHOENIX, there will be altogether 25 organisations, but only two universities: Aalto and RWTH Aachen. In Pekka’s group there are currently one postdoc and four Ph.D. students, with quite diverse backgrounds of software architecture, security, business design, and mathematics. The less than two years old group is among the very few academic research groups that are both able to implement practical DLT based systems and to study their societal implications.

Your experience and ambitions
For this demanding position, we are primarily looking for a recent Ph.D. as a postdoc or a Ph.D. student with some prior EU project and/or industry competence. Your background should be in computer communications security, with good understanding of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs).  You must have enough of leadership or project management experience in order to successfully lead the two EU project tasks that are at Aalto’s responsibility.

Due to the regulations set by the PHOENIX project, the prospective candidate must be a citizen of a European Union country and eligible for receiving a security clearance.

Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by using “Apply now!” link below. The call is open until August 16, 2019, but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us in English:

  • Motivation letter 
  • CV 
  • Degree certificate / Transcripts of studies
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • List of publications
  • Research statement
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Professor of Practice Pekka Nikander pekka.nikander@aalto.fi (research related information) and HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi katja.korpinurmi@aalto.fi (application process, practical arrangements)

More information about Finland
As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

More about Aalto University:


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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019