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Postdoctoral researcher in Organization and Management

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (2 years)

Aalto University School of Business is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for 24 months with a background in organization theory. The position is connected to an externally funded project at Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies.


The Research Project and Requirements

The post-doctoral researcher will be working on a project studying the non-profit organizations and social enterprises focusing on marginalized communities, including refugees. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have significant input on both the empirical design and theoretical framing of the research. The intended focus of the research is on organizational practices, institutional conditions, and interpersonal interactions in countering marginalization and fostering integration.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the past three years, their Ph.D. in a high quality program in a recognized university either in management or a related discipline (e.g. sociology, social psychology). Experience with qualitative research methods is required and knowledge of quantitative (mixed) methods is an advantage. Excellent English skills are a prerequisite.

The researcher hired in the project is expected to spend some of the working time on his/her own ongoing research projects. The majority of the time is allocated for work on the project providing the funding. The main tasks include data collection, analysis, and the publication process. We will prefer candidates with the greatest potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in leading international journals.

 

University and the unit

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo, Helsinki and Mikkeli, Finland.

The 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.

The department of Management Studies comprises several very competitive groups of strategy, human resource management, organizational behavior, sustainability management and organization theory researchers who publish in leading management journals such as AMJ, AMR, ASQ, and SMJ, among others. 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.

 

Salary

The position includes employee healthcare and an annual salary of around 50 000 euros. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable day care and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

How to apply

The applications are submitted through Aalto University’s electronic recruitment system SAIMA (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on October 1st, 2018 and the position can start as soon as January 1st, 2019, but we are flexible with the starting date (but no later than May 1st 2019).

Please provide the following materials attached to your application:

  • Cover letter, including a list of potential references
  • CV with a list of publications and working papers
  • An example manuscript (e.g. a chapter from the dissertation)

All application materials should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

 

For more Information

For further information, please contact the project manager, Visiting Assistant Professor Farah Kodeih, farah.kodeih@aalto.fi (or in questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Kristina Mustonen, kristina.mustonen@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.

 

In Helsinki on 3 July, 2018

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Doctoral Candidate Position in Superconducting Qubits

A Ph.D. position in the field of circuit electrodynamics is available in the Kvantti group, Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, Finland. Our team is doing research on circuits consisting of superconducting qubits and resonators – presently one of the most promising platforms for future quantum computers and quantum simulators. Moreover, we explore additional applications of these devices for emerging quantum technologies such as supersensitive detection.

 

We are looking for a bright, motivated researcher to join our team. You should have excellent study records in physics or related disciplines up to the level of M.Sc. (awarded or expected soon). Prior laboratory experience in the fields of mesoscopic physics, nanoelectronics, cryogenics, microwave electronics, circuit design, clean-room techniques, and instrument programming is a plus. We also encourage applications from theorists with strong interests in developing analytical models and numerical simulations, and who are interested in working closer with experimentalists.

 

The successful candidate will have the chance to become an expert in the fast-developing field of quantum simulation and quantum information processing with superconducting qubits. You will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and micro- technologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment in nanofabrication, cryogenics, microscopy, and electronics. The skills that you will acquire during your Ph.D. are currently in very high demand both in academia and in high-tech companies: at present, there is a significant level of investment from private and governmental funding agents in the field of quantum technologies.

 

The starting salary of a Ph.D. student is 2448€/month, and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will be made initially for two years, then extended to another two years after a successful mid-term progress review. The total duration of Ph.D. studies is four years.

 

This position is funded by the Academy of Finland under the Center of Excellence Quantum Technology Finland (QTF).

 

To apply, please send the following documents as a single pdf file:

 

  • letter of motivation
  • CV including publications (if any) and description of skills/previous experience
  • degree certificates and academic transcripts
  • contact details of at least two academic advisors (or letters of recommendation, if already available)

 

For further informations please contact the group leader (Doc. Sorin Paraoanu) at firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. To send the documents, please use the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page and e-mail a copy to the group leader.

 

Applications are invited immediately. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2018. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified: therefore, we encourage you to contact the group leader or send an application as soon as possible.  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 applied during the announced application period.

 

Studying at Aalto University: As a Ph.D. student in the Kvantti group you will be part of a vibrant community working on quantum technologies. You will have the opportunity to discuss on a daily basis and collaborate with theorists and experimentalists working on related topics. The group is also part of the Centre for Quantum Engineering at Aalto University.

 

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students: it is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research in technology, science, business, and arts. Finland is a safe, stable country, enjoying a high standard of living and quality of life.  The Kvantti group is located in the Otaniemi campus (Espoo), one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

 

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Post expires on Friday August 31st, 2018

Two Doctoral Candidate Positions in Plasma Physics

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.

Two fully-funded doctoral candidate positions are available in the Fusion and Plasma Physics Group,

Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/fusion/).

The positions are full time for 4 years, subject to successful mid-term evaluation after the second year, and available starting September 2018 and January 2019. The topics of the positions include kinetic and gyrokinetic theory and computations, and structure-preserving discretization methods. As PhD students at Aalto University, the candidates will have access to an outstanding program, with competitive salary and benefits.

 

Qualifications: Both candidates are expected to possess a Master’s degree in physics or mathematics, or to achieve one before starting at the positions. The research environment is international, requiring good command of English, both written and oral. Both positions also require good knowledge of classical mechanics and electromagnetism. Previous experience in high-performance computing and plasma physics is considered a plus, but not a requirement. Willingness to travel within Europe and to USA is expected to collaborate with project participants and to attend conferences.

 

Position 1: The candidate will work together with Dr. Eero Hirvijoki and a collaborative team of scientists from Finland, USA, and Germany to find structure-preserving discretization schemes for the Vlasov-Maxwell-Landau system of equations. The student is expected to have good knowledge of variational principles and Hamiltonian mechanics. Differential geometry and understanding of the geometric structure of mechanics will be considered a significant benefit. Experience in high-performance computing is not a requirement, but the candidate should understand the basics of programming.

 

Position 2: The candidate will work with Dr. Timo Kiviniemi as a member of the ELMFIRE team (www.elmfire.eu). The aim of the project is to test the limits of gyrokinetic theory which includes both code development and theoretical derivations. The student is expected to have good knowledge in at least two of the following topics: plasma turbulence, numerical algorithms, Hamiltonian mechanics, high-performance computing, particle-in-cell techniques and/or guiding-center simulations.

Applying

To apply for the position, please submit your application as a single PDF file containing (all documents in English). Kindly indicate in you application to which position you are applying (see descriptions above).

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Transcripts of records and diploma certificate
  • Contact details of possible referees (at least 2)

Apply through the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for the applications is the 1st of September 2018.

For more information of the available positions, please contact:
eero.hirvijoki(at)gmail.com
timo.kiviniemi(at)aalto.fi

 

Compensation, working hours and site: The starting salary for the position is 2448 euros per month. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The annual total workload is 1 624 hours, and the work site is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus, Espoo, Finland. The contract will be made initially for two years. After an approved mid-term review, the doctoral candidate employment will be extended for another two years.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview on the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo or for an interview conducted via Skype. Should there be a lack of eligible outstanding applicants, the application period will be extended. While all applicants who have submitted an application by the deadline will be appropriately considered, Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced position.

About Aalto University: We are a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business, and whom 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. The campus of the School of Science is located on the Otaniemi peninsula in Espoo, within the metropolitan area of Helsinki.

 

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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher in Arts-based research with a special focus on societal change

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.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious international universities of art, design and architecture in the world. The school is a strong source of social influence. Key areas of its research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and design. The school’s history dates back to 1871.

The Department of Art is looking for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in Arts-based research with a special focus on societal change

The applicant’s research should focus on arts-based research, contemporary art, and societal change in a transdisciplinary context. Research and artistic practices may focus on areas such as disability studies, critical community practices, diversity, critical animal studies, or migration. The work should address urgent questions regarding ethics, justice, and/or human and non-human agency.

The position is fixed-term for two-years. The starting date is preferably as soon as possible but is negotiable.

Main tasks and requirements

The postdoctoral researcher will work with the Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy, along with a research group, to produce research. It is expected that the postdoctoral researcher seeks for external funding possibilities and plans and develops new transdisciplinary and transnational projects and events.

The main duties of the postdoctoral researcher include

–          Taking part in creating research projects, events and networks

–          Seeking for funding possibilities and applying funding

–          Publishing research results in high-standard venues

–          Taking part in organizing and maintaining a research group

Qualified candidates for the postdoctoral have an earned doctoral degree and have excellent knowledge on one of the relevant fields in the department of art, such as art education or contemporary art research. Applicants are expected to be at the early stages of their academic careers and show potential for academic development. Excellent skills in English is required. Applicants are expected to live in Finland and work at Aalto University.

How to apply

The applications for the postdoctoral researcher position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on August 20, 2018.

The application for the position should contain (in pdf format):

  • Motivation letter (max. two pages)
  • CV
  • List of publications (and artworks if applicable)
  • Research plan for the postdoctoral researcher period (max. five pages)

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

The evaluation is based on the total assessment of a candidate in each main dimension: research, teaching, and activity in research community. The main weight is put on research. Short listed candidates will be invited for an interviewand they may be asked for supplementary materials such as publication samples.

Salary and working time

Salary will be determined upon competence and experience of the applicant following the salary system of Finnish universities. Teaching personnel belong to the total working hours system, working 1624 hours annually. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland´s comprehensive social security.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Professor Mira Kallio-Tavin, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi or in recruitment process related questions HR-coordinator Päivi Niemi, firstname.j.lastname@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.

About Finland and Helsinki area

Finland has a high standard of living, a world leading education system, and a vibrant commercial and cultural life. It enjoys a robust economy and political stability. It has excellent transport links to the major cities of Europe and beyond. Helsinki is one of Europe’s leading capital cities and a vivid center of scholarship. As a living and working environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. More information is available at: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

In Helsinki June 12th, 2018

Post expires on Monday August 20th, 2018

Doctoral Candidate in Computational Mechanics

 

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 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for DOCTORAL CANDIDATE IN COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS 

We are looking for a doctoral student to work on numerical modelling of fragmentation of quasi-brittle materials. In more detail, you will study breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks. These phenomena occur under compressive loads in ice block to ice block contacts. The fragmentation process is complicated, and requires novel numerical modelling techniques. Modelling may need to be done on different scales, which may have to reach from very high resolution modeling to simplified contact models on larger scale. Even if the first application of the research is in sea ice, the research relates to other fields that include material fragmentation and fracture, and/or quasi-brittle materials.

As part of your research, you will participate in development of an in-house code for modelling the fragmentation problem. Our current code is an explicit particle-based simulation code (discrete element method). we are open and flexible with the changes on modelling approaches if needed: the focus of this fragmentation study is in complex problem including a multi-fracturing, but initially solid material, and we look for the best solution.

You will be working as part of the Arctic Marine and Ice Technology group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A central part of our research is numerical modelling accompanied by novel experiments, which are both conducted to study the sea ice failure processes, and ice fracture and fragmentation. As part of the research, you will also attend in performing unique experiments to validate the results of the numerical modelling. For the experimental work, you will get support from our group and other researchers with experience on experimentation on ice.

Requirements 

The call is open for candidates with a wide range of backgrounds. Most importantly, high level of interest and motivation towards, and deep understanding on, solid and computational mechanics is required. The background may come from applied or computational mechanics, material modelling, mechanical, marine or civil engineering, engineering physics, computer sciences, or other disciplines related to computational mechanics. Prior experience on working with Matlab, C, C++, Python or Fortran on mechanics is considered a plus. Experience on sea ice is not required. The applicant for the position must have a Master’s degree when starting the work (if you are soon finishing you Master’s and want to apply, send us an email), and must fulfill the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University School of Engineering (see https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/Admission+requirements)

Employment 

The position is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and may include some work as a teaching assistant in our courses. The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research. The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.

How to apply for a doctoral candidate position 

The application material includes
1. Motivation letter (maximum one A4 page, important: provide clear, but honest, evidence of your skills related to the job description and requirements above) 2. CV and other proof of scientific activity (publications, conference papers etc.)
3. A certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English 4. An English abstract or summary the MSc thesis
5. Any other supporting documents, like recommendation letters
6. Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of them (see https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/Application+instructions#Applicationinstructions-LanguagerequirementsLanguagerequirements)

All material should be submitted in English.

Applications with attachments (in pdf-format) are to be submitted no later than 31st of December 2017 through the link “Apply for this job” below. The position will be fulfilled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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.

Further information 

For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Arttu Polojärvi (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

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