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Several Diploma thesis positions on Trust networking/cooperative security for 5G

Application closes on

6.3.2020

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 University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Several Diploma thesis positions open on Trust networking/cooperative security for 5G

Comnet Network Security and Trust group has developed the concepts of trust networking, cooperative firewalling and Customer Edge Switching (CES) that could be deployed in different industrial environments, among them to secure the Smart Grid. The concepts apply fine-grained security policies for filtering of packet flows in Software Defined Networks and are managed by a Restful interface. There is also an interworking solution for the legacy IP users called Realm Gateway that is both a source and destination Network Address Translator controlled by the security policies. The experimental software and the documentation for the whole concept is hosted by GitHub github.com/aalto5g and re2ee.org websites. You may also find some earlier papers in ResearchGate or public digital libraries such as IEEE explore.

Our research is experimental: in addition to writing research papers, we create SW prototypes to verify all parts of the solution before its deployment to the industrial environment. For experimentation, most work is done in virtualized Linux. We might also set up a mobile network base station on the same table with your computer and you would have a complete mobile network in your fingertips. The developed software is packaged into containers and virtual machines making the Firewall a cloud-based component. We have done most of the programming in Python, some in C but we are open to using other tools as well.

Now, in ongoing nationally funded projects (by Business Finland: 5G VIIMA, 5G FORCE and 5GTNF) we need to improve the feasibility of the security solutions applied to Smart Grid in several areas, among them:

  • Orchestrating virtualized security for a Smart Grid administrator including an Admin user interface for setting and deploying the solution for Smart Grid.
  • Automating the registration of 5G devices in a Smart Grid into CES by some means of integrating our SW with different open source 5G Core network implementations.
  • Testing and improving the SW quality for better maintainability.
  • Using CES for securing remote access to Smart grid over a secure SCION-based wide area network (SCION is proposed as a replacement of BGP).

From the candidates we expect sufficient programming and SW design skills; understanding of IP networks, virtualization or cloud computing, etc. A suitable background is given, e.g. by CCIS master’s program at Aalto, the SECCLO program at Aalto or similar.

The positions offer an entry into the Finnish 5G research community, access to a world class 5G research infrastructure (we have a research and education license on 3,6 – 3,7 GHz frequencies and the corresponding first 5G base station is on top of Väre building) and finally for you to contribute to creating a new approach to end system security that would offer low OPEX, professional management and an unprecedented level of security first to be applied in a corporate environment for machine to machine communication and possibly later in a wide range of use cases including consumer services in public mobile networks.

We pay a regular diploma thesis position salary.

Ready to apply?

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using  “Apply now!” link below, by March 6th, 2020. Please include the following documents in your application: CV, study transcripts and other material that may be relevant for us in assessing your skills and potential. Make sure to describe your SW and network programming skills.

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Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Optics / Photonics

Application closes on

31.3.2020

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 campus is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Espoo, Finland.

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN QUANTUM OPTICS / PHOTONICS

Your background
You have a doctoral degree in physics, optics, photonics, nanotechnology, or related topics.

Research goals
Your task will be to participate in creating quantum optics experiments. The main project is to experimentally realize a theoretically proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a new very interesting field for a variety of applications in quantum communications, sensing and imaging. Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required but also a deep understanding of quantum optics theory is necessary. Motivated candidates with a strong background in theoretical quantum mechanics will also be considered. The chosen person can also participate in the research of optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as two-dimensional layered materials, and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications. You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group by taking part in guiding of M.Sc. students.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen. The group focuses mainly on the study of various nanofabrication methods, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, quantum optics theory and experiments. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Salary and contract terms
The Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1–4 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3600 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as extensive occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. We would prefer your start during the spring of 2020, yet this can also be negotiated.
 
More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact  Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(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 “Apply now!” link below. Include the following documents in English 1) Motivation letter, 2) CV (with the list of publications) 3) Course transcripts of Master and Doctoral degrees with grades and 4) References. Application period closes on March 31, 2020 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Finland
Aalto University is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed as the happiest country in the world: http://worldhappiness.report/news/finland-again-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland Interested?

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Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Postdoc with Small Satellite and CubeSat Technology Expertise

Application closes on

16.3.2020

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 campus is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland.
 
Aalto Small Satellite research group is looking for a
 
POSTDOC WITH SMALL SATELLITE AND CUBESAT TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE
 
We invite you to join the top university team in Finland which has launched the first Finnish satellites and spun off new companies, including the world leading miniature SAR satellite technology company ICEYE. Currently, we build the first Finnish Foresail science missions in the framework of Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space. We operate in close collaboration with a fleet of partners in our dynamic innovation ecosystem and keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with small satellites and microwave remote sensing. We develop and build entire CubeSat platforms for LEO and high radiation environment in GTO. The spacecraft are developed to characterize the near-Earth and deep-space plasma and radiation environment, as well as to test new propulsion technologies – the electric solar wind sail and plasma brake,  We also work with ESA missions, such as Daedalus and Comet Interceptor (OPIC and EnVisS instruments).
 
Job description
You are going to participate and take leadership in space technology development projects related to scientific CubeSat missions, small satellite platforms and payloads, mission feasibility studies, as well as building and testing flight hardware and software. The work is carried out in close collaboration with various companies and institutes in Finland and abroad (e.g., Finnish Meteorological Institute and UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory). You will write scientific papers jointly with the other members in the group and publish actively in conferences and journals. In this position, you have excellent opportunities to extend your professional network and to improve your pedagogical skills by participating in teaching and by supervising of masters and doctoral students. Self initiatives are highly appreciated in our versatile team.
 
As part of the team, you will participate in
·         The development, testing and integration of satellite subsystems, platforms and payloads;
·         Building hardware prototypes, flight hardware and software for small spacecrafts;
·         Research and development of novel spacecraft design concepts and instruments;
·         Collaboration with various national and international organizations on ongoing and future space research projects;
·         Technical documentation and research publications;
·         Teaching and supervision of masters and doctoral candidates.
 
Research group
The work is carried out in the Small Satellites Group, lead by Professor Jaan Praks. The group has already launched two satellite missions and currently working on four new CubeSat missions (FORESAIL-1, FORESAIL-2, KvarkenSat) and two ESA missions (Daedlus and Comet Interceptor). The group has a strong heritage in CubeSat platform development, platform reliability and satellite mission operations. The active and open minded multinational team is composed of over 15 researchers and engineers. It is well connected and well secured with funding. The university provides well-equipped modern work environment at the heart of the most active technology campus area in Finland.
 
Your experience and ambitions
As a researcher, you have a strong motivation to actively participate in the research team’s activities in space technology, instrumentation and remote sensing projects. In addition to a proven track record in scientific work and a relevant PhD degree, you have experience in working with CubeSat or small satellite technology. Beneficial is if you have some of the following: skills in electronics, experience in space hardware development, experience in reliability engineering, knowledge of radiation hardening, overall experience in software development, image processing and computer vision, and/or experience in magnetometer payloads and magnetic cleanliness.
 
In order to be successful in this role, you have
·         PhD in Electrical Engineering, Space technology, Physics, Computer science/engineering or equivalent;
·         Familiarity with existing standards on system level design of space systems and small satellites;
·         Experience in hardware design including schematics, layout and PCB;
·         Experience in embedded hardware and software development flow and associated tools;
·         Familiarity with hardware and software co-design techniques, fault tolerance and radiation hardness;
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 
Salary and contract terms
The position will be initially filled for 2 years, with a possible extension up to 4 years. The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3600-3800€/month, depending on your experience and qualifications. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as extensive occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. We would prefer your start during the spring of 2020, yet this can also be negotiated.
 
Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using the “Apply now!” link below. Include the following documents in English: 1) motivation letter, 2) CV indicating your skills and experience applicable to the position, including your teaching experience, 3) the list of publications (with the five most significant publications highlighted), 4) research statement, 5) references (names and contact information). The call is open until 16 March, 2020, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
 
More information
For additional information, please contact Professor Jaan Praks, jaan.praks(at)aalto.fi, or in recruitment process related questions HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi.
 
About Finland
Aalto University is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed as the happiest country in the world: http://worldhappiness.report/news/finland-again-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

Interested?
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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Doctoral Candidates in Quantum Nanomechanics

Application closes on

31.5.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

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 University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, in the capital city region of Finland.

The Quantum Nanomechanics group http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nems/ at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University http://www.aalto.fi/en/, Finland, is looking for outstanding

DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

to experimentally work on electromechanical, or magneto-acoustic quantum systems. The work is funded by the European Commission under the FET Proactive project Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies (HOT), by the ERC under the project CAVITYQPD, and by the Academy of Finland.

The positions are filled and the work can start as soon as suitable candidates are found, but no later than in autumn 2020.

Research team Quantum Nanomechanics

Our ambitious team is focused on fundamental research on the quantum-mechanical properties of micromechanical systems. We use microwave optomechanics based on superconducting microwave cavities and micromechanical resonators made with aluminum or silicon nitride membranes. In our recent work, we demonstrated quantum entanglement between two aluminum resonators [Nature 556, 478 (2018)]. With superconducting qubits, we explore the resonant conversion of quantum information and mechanical motion. Besides electromechanics, we are investigating hybrid devices that aim on controlling ferromagnetic magnons using acoustic waves. In our new efforts, we are interested in the role of gravitation in quantum micromechanics.

Our more applied research, as a part of the HOT consortium, will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices that use various types of optomechanical effects for efficient signal processing. We have realized quantum-limited microwave amplifiers and nonreciprocal components to be used in superconducting quantum technology.

Main tasks and requirements

In his/her project, the DOCTORAL CANDIDATE #1 will work with microwave optomechanical quantum chips, where the core element is a silicon nitride membrane that at very low temperatures becomes nearly isolated from energy losses to the environment. You will accommodate these devices into a quantum-limited detection system comprising of parametric amplifiers and real-time feedback, in order to create non-classical states in novel ways. One goal in the work is to create a setup that is suitable for observing gravitational forces between cold, massive mechanical oscillators, eventually with the oscillators in non-classical motional states.

In his/her project, the DOCTORAL CANDIDATE #2 will realize hybrid devices consisting of superconducting cavities, ferromagnetic magnons, and mechanical or acoustic vibrations. You will design and fabricate devices where GHz vibrations will couple to spin waves through magnetostriction. These will then be integrated in superconducting quantum circuits.

Both the projects involve sample design via electromagnetic simulations, cleanroom fabrication, running of the measurements, and data analysis. At the beginning, the candidates will work together with other group members, both in the cleanroom and with the measurements. Over time, the candidates are expected to gain responsibility of the experimental part. We require the candidates to have a solid background in physics or electronics, and experience either with electrical measurements or clean room microfabrication.

Applying
To apply for the position, please submit your application as a single pdf file containing (all documents in English)

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV including summary of your skills
  • Transcripts of records
  • Contact details of possible referees

Name your application according to Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf. Email a copy to mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi

Apply by the 31st of May through the link “Apply now!” below.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary is around 2500 €/month (before taxes), and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The position is initially filled for 2 years, and following a successful midterm progress review, the contract is continued for another 2 years after which the PhD dissertation is expected to be completed.

Otaniemi physics community

Our lab is located on Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus in the premises of the OtaNano national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies. OtaNano provides access to all the advanced nanofabrication, nanomicroscopy and measurement facilities and techniques. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland on campus leverages the bridge between research and innovation. Several startups companies working with electronics, cryogenics, and quantum technology have recently emerged in the community.

Our team belongs to the national Centre of Excellence – Quantum Technology Finland that is harnessing quantum phenomena for solid-state-based quantum devices and applications. We also belong to the Aalto Centre for Quantum Engineering CQE, and operate in the European Microkelvin Platform collaboration.

Finland

Finland is the happiest place in the world according to a 2019 World Happiness Report. Finland is constantly ranked among the most stable, equal, and safest countries in the world. According to the Metropolis magazine in 2016, Helsinki is the third best city in the world to live in. Helsinki, or the metropolitan region at large, is a city of just the right size. It is large enough such that you will find all you need (besides mountains), but small enough to maintain the connection to nature. For more information, see https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/for-international-staff

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Mika Sillanpää (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

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Post expires on Sunday May 31st, 2020

PhD student to develop new environmental measurement technology

Application closes on

29.11.2019

Place

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

The Metrology Research Institute at Aalto University, Finland, is searching for a PhD student to develop new environmental measurement technology targeting real-time characterization of microplastic particles in lakes, rivers and oceans. Such new measurement technology is acutely needed to study the impact of plastic littering and the subsequent formation of microplastics under environmental conditions on wildlife, marine fish stock and human population.

We expect the applicant to have a solid academic background in at least one of the following fields: optics and photonics, measurement science and technology, engineering physics or electronics.

We offer exposure to international research collaboration with established academic and research institutions.

The deadline for applications is 29 November 2019. The applicants are kindly requested to submit the Cover Letter, CV and the Transcript of Academic Record directly by email to Dr. Toni Laurila.

Further information and applications: Toni Laurila, email: toni.k.laurila@aalto.fi, tel. +358 50 358 3097, web: http://spa.aalto.fi/en/research/research_groups/metrology/

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Post expires on Friday November 29th, 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