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Doctoral Candidate in Laser Physics

Application closes on 28.2.2019
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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.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Laser Physics

Your goal will be to carry out research in quantum optics. The aim is to experimentally realize a theoretically proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a new very interesting realizable application field in quantum communications.  Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required but also a deep understanding of quantum optics theory is necessary. The chosen student can also participate in the research of optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), 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 M.Sc. students. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

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.

Your experience and skills

  • Master degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics is favorable for the position
  • Good command of English
  • In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University, please check the student information and application criteria

Salary and contract terms
The Doctoral Candidate position will be filled for 1–4 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 2470 €/month, 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 before summer 2019, but can be also negotiable.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor 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) Application letter, 2) CV (with the list of publications if you have), 3) Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degree with grades, 4) English language test (if you have), 5) References. Application period closes on February 28, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University 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 “International staff – Information package” pages.

Interested?

Apply now!

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Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

Doc­toral Stu­dent to the Spa­ti­otem­poral data analysis research group

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/computer-science), which is part of the Faculty of Science, is a leading Computer Science research and teaching unit in Finland. The research themes of the Department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Doctoral Student to the Spatiotemporal data analysis research group

Aim of the project

The Spatiotemporal data analysis research group is looking for a PhD student to develop estimation and machine learning algorithms for pedestrian navigation, and smart sustainable cities, especially for automated traffic. Development of sophisticated algorithms is needed to secure the computation of accurate and reliable navigation solution in challenging environments such as urban canyons and indoors, to detect and mitigate the effects of intentional interference of satellite positioning and to retrieve intelligence from the spatiotemporal data for the development of sustainable cities.

The position is full-time and filled for four years.

Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a MSc in Computer or Data Science and have a strong background in machine learning, statistics, programming and mathematics. The position requires an ability to work in an environment with English as a working language.

Applicants who do not currently hold a doctoral student status in the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki are also eligible to apply but in the event of hiring they are expected to acquire the status during the standard 6-month probationary period.

How to apply

Please submit as a single pdf file:

• an application letter describing motivation and research interests
• a CV including a list of publications
• two reference letters

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting the application is January 31th, 2019.

Additional information

For more information on the position, please contact Associate Professor Laura Ruotsalainen (laura.ruotsalainen@helsinki).

For more information on the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science (DoCS), please visit https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-….

Due date

31.01.2019 23:59 EET

Apply for the position

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

Application closes on 31.3.2019
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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.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.


We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in millimeter-wave integrated circuits (IC) and systems design. The emerging field of MMICs is developing rapidly, due to developments in IC technology, creating and opening up a lot of new possibilities in the development of 5G broadband communication, including wireless sensors and mm-radars for various commercial, industrial, medical, security and also current environmental applications.

Job description
In this position, you have an opportunity to participate in world class research in millimeter-wave integrated circuits design. You will contribute to in state of the art level, industry driven MMICs research projects for applications in e.g. 5G broadband communication, wireless sensors, mm-radars (commercial, industrial, medical, security, environmental). You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS and BICMOS technologies (participating in several MPW runs annually). You will have access to world class design and measurement facilities (see e.g. Millilab). Depending on your interest and background, we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more and fit to teamwork. You need to have some hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools; please document these activities in your application. In particular, we expect that you have gained some experience on using Cadence tools.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.
 
Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Kari Halonen and Jussi Ryynänen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit’s research.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time can be negotiated but we prefer you to be able to start in the spring of 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Kari Halonen, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below. Please include the following documents in English
• Application letter
• Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
• Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
• Brief description of your research interests
• References

The call is open until March 31, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University 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 information pages for international staff.

Interested?

Apply now!


Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in machine learning for inferring chemical toxicity

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in machine learning to work on an exciting collaboration project between Prof. S. Kaski’s team in Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI at Aalto University and Janssen Pharmaceutica. The exciting research problem is to learn to infer toxicity of chemicals based on the chemical structure, and the great opportunity is that we have unique data for the learning. This is an outstanding opportunity to both develop new probabilistic machine learning methods and to gain necessary skills to place yourself for success both in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in academia. Janssen Pharmaceutica and FCAI support and expect publication of the outcome of this work in top peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

The successful candidate will be employed by Aalto University and work in Otaniemi campus (Helsinki, Finland) for the 1st year of the 2-year contract. During the 2nd year, the work will be performed at Janssen Pharmaceutica premises in Beerse, Belgium (about a 30-minute drive east of the main Belgian port city of Antwerp).

ABOUT US
The brand Janssen (referring to Dr. Paul Janssen, founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica) unites all pharmaceutical companies under the umbrella of Johnson and Johnson, one of the biggest health care companies in the world. Over the last few years, Janssen has invested substantially in virtualizing part of the research process by introducing large scale machine learning to leverage the extensive datasets accessible to the company: chemical descriptions and biological activity annotations for millions of compounds across thousands of assays, and information rich but hard-to-interpret compound documentation like microscopy images or transcriptomics profiles at fully industrial scale.

The Beerse site, where the successful candidate will work for the second year of this postdoctoral position, has been pivotal in this move. For instance, it has initiated more than half a dozen active collaborative research projects across Europe, involving satellite European sites where helpful.

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI is an initiative of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki towards the next generation of AI that is interactive, dependable and data-efficient, partnering with companies and the public sector. For more information, see http://fcai.fi

Aalto University is located in Otaniemi, within the Helsinki Metropolitan area, which forms a world-class information technology hub, attracting leading scientists and researchers in various fields of ICT and related disciplines. Moreover, as the birth place of Linux, and the home base of Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs, F-Secure, Rovio, Supercell, Slush (the biggest annual startup event in Europe) and numerous other technologies and innovations, Helsinki is fast becoming one of the leading technology startup hubs in Europe. As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality of life, and Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science or a related quantitative field. Experience of interaction with research chemists or biologists in an academic or industrial setting is a plus.
  • demonstrated experience in developing, refining and deploying state-of-the-art machine learning approaches
  • experience with deployment in the cloud and/or at HPC facilities is a definite plus
  • excellent communication, reporting and team interaction skills, self-motivation, proactivity and the ability to work independently

COMPENSATION AND CONTRACT TERMS
The salary for a postdoctoral researcher starts typically from 3 500  EUR per month and increases based on experience. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health benefits, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. In addition, reasonable costs directly associated with the two-site collaboration will be covered.

HOW TO APPLY

  • A letter of motivation describing the applicant’s previous research experience and future research interests (max one page)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Contact details of at least 2 senior academics available to provide references
  • A transcript of the doctoral studies and degree certificate of the PhD degree

All material should be submitted in English. Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview in Helsinki or for an interview conducted via Skype. We will start reviewing the applications immediately, and the call will remain open until the right candidate is found.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Research related information: Samuel Kaski (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi)
  • Application process, practical arrangements: Akseli Kohtamaki (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi)

ABOUT AALTO
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 campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

LIVING UP TO OUR VALUES
As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018