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Doctoral student within human-building interaction and AI

The research group of Smart Building Technologies and Services at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a doctoral student to research human-building interaction with the help of artificial intelligence.

The position is part of smart building research that aims at creating a comfortable indoor environment for human beings while, at the same time, being energy efficient. The research can utilize environment of Otaniemi campus as well as research partner’s (Metropolia’s) campus. In the research environment, several building systems as well as IoT-solutions can be integrated together to demonstrate a future vision for a comfortable and efficient office environment. We are now looking for a doctoral student that would develop interaction solutions between these technical systems and the users of the buildings. As the research project is about to start, the selected student is able to influence to the more precise research theme.

We hope that the student could start as soon as possible, however, at the beginning of May at latest. The applicant should address interest in the development of human-building interaction as well as be cooperative as the project is carried out together with several companies. The applicant should also fulfill the requirements of the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering. More information on the admission requirements are provided here: https://www.aalto.fi/en/study-options/aalto-doctoral-programme-in-electrical-engineering.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the documents indicated below in single PDF document through our online recruitment system by using the link (‘Apply now’) below, by February 15, 2023.
 

The documents required are:

  • letter of motivation including a brief description of your research interests

  • CV

  • degree certificate

  • master’s thesis
     

The position may be filled immediately as a suitable person is found. The position is fixed-term and will be filled for four years (2+2). The expected starting salary is approximately 2600 €/month and will increase according to progress in studies and publications. The employment includes occupational health and social security benefits.
 

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Postdoctoral Researcher Matti Huotari (matti.huotari(a)aalto.fi) or Professor of Practice Heikki Ihasalo (heikki.ihasalo(a)aalto.fi) or in recruitment process related questions HR Partner Camilla Hanganpää (camilla.hanganpaa(a)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.

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

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Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

Doctoral Researchers in Real Estate Economics

Aalto University is an international 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 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students.

Real Estate Research Group at Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites applications for

Two (2) Doctoral Researchers in Real Estate Management

We are looking for two excellent doctoral researchers to join the Real Estate Management (REM) Professorship. Real Estate Management is a new professorship in the Real Estate Research Group and chaired by assistant professor Tuuli Jylhä. The REM research at Aalto University focuses on narrowing and slowing the use of resources in the existing building stock through solutions and interventions that provide value with less resources. This includes for example service life extensions of buildings; sharing and co-use of spaces and places; process re-engineering; hybrid working; and user-led REM models. A special interest is on structural reconfiguration of organisational processes and routines to sustain the circular transition. In the open doctoral positions, the focus is on resource sharing and its applicability in the built environment to reduce the overconsumption of resources while supplying human-centric built environment. The doctoral researchers will study sharing in several types of real estate including innovation and co-usable learning environments.

The doctoral researcher will work as researchers in project called Resourceful Sharing. The project provides access and close collaboration and co-creation possibilities with the key stakeholders, thought pilots, workshops and simulations. One of the doctoral researcher will study sharing bottom-up starting from the customer experience in sharing, and the other top-down starting from the ecosystem of sharing. Possible perspectives and frameworks used in the analysis may include (but are not limited to) circular real estate management, user-led REM models, resource efficiency, service design, business model development, servitization, co-creation, process innovations and re-engineering, strategy development, circular transition, and ecosystem thinking.

The Real Estate Research Group has around twenty researchers (doctoral researchers and postdocs) from all fields of Real Estate, including Economic Law, Land Management, Sustainable Real Estate Business, Real Estate Economics and Valuation, and Real Estate Management. We also have close collaboration with several international research units and provide a lively research environment with active peer-support.

Key tasks

  • Conducting PhD research in Real Estate Management (including for example research planning, literature review and related theoretical framework, collecting and analysing data, publishing research findings, writing research papers, presenting the results in international conferences, and doctoral studies of 40 ECTS).
  • Close collaboration and co-development with the research project partners and stakeholders.
  • Teaching and/or assisting with organizing Real Estate courses (10% of work time).
  • May also include participating in other research projects and acquisition of research funding.

You should have

  • Master’s degree in engineering & technology, business & management, arts or in another applicable field.
  • High motivation and capability to conduct full-time doctoral studies. At the beginning you can also work part time.
  • Excellent study performance (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), M.Sc. average grade clearly above the general average.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Skills in Finnish seen as asset.

What do we offer?

Starts immediately, in March 2023 or as agreed.

How to apply

The applications for the doctoral candidate position are to be submitted through eRecruitment System (link ‘Apply now’) by February 2023 13th, 2023. Email applications will not be considered. Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system (Workday -> find jobs) by using their existing Workday user account.

Please, feel free to contact us if you are interested in or if you have any questions.

Required application documents (in a single pdf-file):

  • A motivation letter. In the motivation letter, please describe why you are interested in the position and how do you see that your interest matches with the broader research topic of sharing in the built environment. 
  • CV
  • Transcript of the study records.

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.

For more information

Please contact assistant prof. Tuuli Jylhä ([email protected]). General information about doctoral studies at Aalto University can be found How to apply for doctoral studies? | Aalto University

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Deadline: 2023-03-13 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering

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Post expires on Monday March 13th, 2023

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Mechanical Engineering

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.

School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students. Currently, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has 30 professors together with lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 300. 

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Mechanical Engineering

We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The positions are for a period of 3-years, with a mid-term review by the end of the first 12-months, and should start on 1st August 2023. The positions are intended for full-time work.

Positions are part of a larger funding scheme from the Department of Mechanical Engineering that covers altogether 3 positions in the current call. The Postdoctoral Researcher’s principal task is to conduct high-quality and multidisciplinary research in one of the following main research focus, or strategic flagships, of the department:

  • Sustainable Energy Vectors
    – Encompassing hydrogen-based vectors in power-to-x and x-to-power applications.

  • Arctic Technology
    – Encompassing both experimental and numerical modelling, with ice and/or cold climate as key-element.

  • Digital Twin World
    – Encompassing digitalization applied to materials science and/or manufacturing and/or product design.

Teaching duties of the position are limited to about 10% of working hours and maybe related to Bachelor and/or Master’s programs of the Department. In addition, some activity in fund raising and advising doctoral and master students is also expected. In specific, during the 3-years period, the postdoc in each of the three strategic flagships, will have funding to hire four to eight master students (6-months period each). These master students will be co-operationalizing the postdoc’s research plan, locally at each of the four areas of research focus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Aalto University’s strategy focuses on shaping a sustainable future, building on three core values of collaboration, courage and responsibility as well as three cross-cutting approaches of entrepreneurial mindset, radical creativity and sustainable solutions. The applications should consider the Aalto’s strategy and clearly state the multi- and/or interdisciplinary character of their planned research, on the selected (only one) aforementioned strategic flagships of the department. Related to this, also indicate how the research plan links to the areas of research focus, among the following ones of the Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Energy Conversion and Systems

  • Marine and Arctic Technology

  • Engineering Mechanics and Mechatronics

  • Materials and Manufacturing to Products

The candidates are also encouraged to consider how their research links to the three cross-cutting approaches of Aalto’s strategy.

In the application, the candidate should clearly state the theme(s) his/her research would focus on and indicate how it is in line with the ongoing research of the group (see https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-mechanical-engineering ) .

Research environment

The successful candidate will work within unique research facilities, e.g., Aalto Ice and Wave Tank, Aalto Digital Design Laboratory (ADDLAB) and Aalto Industrial Internet Campus (AIIC) provide excellent infrastructure for researchers and students. Other significant parts of the infrastructure include laboratories for materials and manufacturing engineering and transportation engineering. We also have full-scale test halls for mechanics and structural engineering. In addition, the school has an advanced research environment for energy technology including optical diagnostics tools for energy conversion, emulator for renewable energy system testing and test room for indoor air distribution.

Qualifications

Applicants must i) have completed a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) manifest a strong background in the research area s/he is applying for, and iii) show a strong publication record. Fluent English is required.

To apply, an application must include:

Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page) Research plan on the selected research area of the Department (mandatory to indicate clearly which one) (max three A4 pages).  CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages) Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page) A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of them or educated in any of them 

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply now’ below) no later than on Friday 17 March 2023. Email applications will not be taken into account. If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).

For more information

For additional information, please contact professor, Head of Department Pedro Vilaça. In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Partner Jenni Koivisto or HR Advisor Anna-Maija Harju emails: [email protected] .

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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Deadline: 2023-03-17 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering

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Post expires on Friday March 17th, 2023

Postdoctoral researcher in MRI instrumentation

We seek an expert in magnetic resonance imaging instrumentation to work as a postdoctoral researcher in Electromagnetics in health technologies group.

Project description and main responsibilities

We are setting up a unique research environment for very low field magnetic resonance imaging (VLF-MRI). The research environment encompasses physical hardware as well as computational modelling and methods for human centred design studies. The information and tools produced in this project can be used for the research and development of new products and services for diagnostics, preventive medicine, and wellness.

Our prototype in-house VLF-MRI system consists of a ~20 mT magnet that allows flexible control of imaging parameters. The system can be used to study the features and capabilities of VLF-MRI and related image processing algorithms. In the project, we will focus on evaluating, testing and optimizing VLF-MRI for various high-value applications, which we will identify in collaboration with human-centred design researchers.

The postdoc will be responsible for the development and integration of the physical VLF-MRI hardware, including measurement electronics, and related image acquisition methods.

Requirements

The candidate must have a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, physics, or a related discipline. The candidate should have experience in MRI instrumentation or equivalent knowledge of measurement electronics, and scientific writing skills. Knowledge in MRI physics,  advanced image reconstruction and processing techniques, and skills in programming are highly appreciated.

What we offer

Aalto University has excellent infrastructure for imaging research, including both high-field and low-field MRI systems as well as facilities for MEG, EEG, and TMS.

The postdoctoral fellowship includes possibilities to work with researchers from human-centred design and medical fields, to participate in instruction of Master/Doctoral students, communication of research beyond scientific articles, and applying external funding. The position is for a period of 1 year (with possibility for extension) beginning from spring 2023.

Salary will be determined upon competence and experience of the applicant following the salary system of Finnish universities (the current salaries for a starting post-doctoral fellow are approximately 3800 eur/month gross). The contract includes occupational health benefits.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover (motivation) letter

  • CV and publication list

  • Copy of your PhD diploma

  • Recommendation letter(s)
     

All material should be submitted in English. Please submit your application using our on-line recruitment system. To access the recruitment system, please use the “Apply now” link below. The application should be submitted no later than 17.02.2023.

More information
For additional information about the position, please contact assistant professor Ilkka Laakso ([email protected]), https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_kaid_UAAAAJ&hl=en.

In recruitment process related questions please contact HR partner Camilla Hanganpää, [email protected]

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development and the results are applied, for example, in mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and in satellites. The school’s special strength is linking the research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have around 2000 students in total, and around 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consists of 700 people with over 70 professors.

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Deadline: 2023-02-17 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Friday February 17th, 2023

PhD candidate to work on development of novel sorption based thermal energy storage materials

Aalto University (Aalto) is the largest technology-oriented university in Finland, and it has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities. Aalto has six schools with nearly 13 000 students and a staff of more than 4000. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Energy Conversion and Systems group at School of Engineering is looking for

an excellent PhD candidate to work on development of novel sorption based thermal energy storage materials.

The position primarily involve research with the goal of a doctoral degree.

Requirements

  • Highly motivated person with previous studies in materials science, chemistry, physics or related fields

  • Good command in English

  • Experience in working in a lab as well as in material characterization methods are appreciated

What we offer

The contract will have the structure of 2+2 years, with a midterm review before the second two-year period. The standard salary level starts approximately at 2 550 € per month, with scheduled raises based on progress in studies.

As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services and versatile exercise services. Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

How to apply

Please send your application at your earliest convenience as a single PDF file through our online recruitment system via the ‘Apply now’ link below. If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).

Your application should include the following documents:

  • Motivation letter (max 1 page)

  • CV including list of publications (if any)

  • Recommendation letters (max. 3) or contact details of references

  • Degree certificates transcript of records for both BSc and MSc studies.

Please include your earliest possible starting date to the motivation letter.

The deadline of application is February 13th, 2023.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Ari Seppälä (ari.seppala(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.

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Deadline: 2023-02-13 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering

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Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher in numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer for sorption thermal energy storages

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business.

Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities, for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation.  Aalto has six schools with nearly 13 000 students and a staff of more than 4000. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Energy conversion and systems group at School of Engineering invites applications for

Postdoctoral Researcher in numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer for sorption thermal energy storages

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with excellent credentials, who would like to do research on transport processes, especially related to thermal storage materials.

Requirements

The applicant should have solid experience in computational studies of convective heat/mass transfer and at least in one of the following topics: combined heat and mass transfer in powders or porous materials, phase changes, adsorption, reaction chemistry. Experience in materials science and use of OpenFoam are considered beneficial but not necessary.

What we offer

This Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled initially till the end of 2025, with a possible extension of up to 2.5 years. The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is approximately 3850 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services and versatile exercise services. Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

How to apply

Please send your application at your earliest convenience as a single PDF file through our online recruitment system via the ‘Apply now’ link below. If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).

Your application should include the following documents:

  • CV and publication list,

  • a short research statement (max. one page),

  • a few lines about yourself (and when you would like to start) in the application

  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and official transcript of records

  • contact information of at least one reference

Applicants who will soon complete their PhD are requested to include their expected graduation month in their CV, master’s degree certificate and an additional page comprising their up-to-date research results in more detail in the research plan.

The deadline of application is February 6th, 2023.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Ari Seppälä (ari.seppala(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.

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Deadline: 2023-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering

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Post expires on Monday February 6th, 2023

Doctoral Researchers in Future Network and Traffic Management

Aalto University is an international 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 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. The School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment, invites

Open applications for Doctoral Researchers in Future Network and Traffic Management

The Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering research group is seeking highly motivated and creative doctoral students who would undertake research in Future Network and Traffic Management, with special emphasis on multimodal network traffic estimation, accounting for the presence of novel technologies for data collection, simulation, and prediction, such as drones, (mobility) digital twins, and artificial intelligence. The doctoral student will join a multidisciplinary research project and conduct research on developing novel network and traffic estimation strategies, at the local and/or network level, considering the, possibly new, inputs that future systems may have. The research will have a strong dynamical modelling and simulation component, where novel data-driven-based models and tools (including machine learning and artificial intelligence) may play a fundamental role.

The position should start by summer 2023 and is intended for full-time work. The selected individuals will work under the supervision of Professor Claudio Roncoli. The successful applicant will have the possibility to cooperate with world-class researchers, as well as to attend scientific conferences and meetings. Moreover, the research group provides strong support and academic freedom, with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration, both internationally and within Aalto University. Our group strives to achieve gender balance and the applications will be processed without any bias.

Research areas, requirements, and expectations

The doctoral student is expected to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Multimodal traffic estimation and control
  • Dynamical system modelling (including data-driven and AI-based) of traffic systems
  • Data analytics involving large amounts of heterogeneous data

A prospective student is expected to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Timely completion of a Master’s degree in one of the following (or related) fields: Transportation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research/Systems Engineering, or Statistics/Mathematics/Physics
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods used in engineering, with special emphasis on data-driven methods (including machine learning and artificial intelligence), and skills in applying such methods to solve engineering problems
  • Good programming skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Very good English proficiency

The applicant is expected to:

  • Publish in top journals and scientific conferences
  • Participate in research proposal preparation
  • Guide master’s students
  • If applicable, teach in the master’s programme

Note that a Postdoctoral Researcher position, with a similar profile, is available at: https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researchers-in-future-traffic-management .

Duration, financing, and salary

The doctoral studies at Aalto University take approximately 4 years. The doctoral degree is granted after writing a relatively short summary doctoral thesis (which is typically based on the student’s publications) and public defence.

Currently, the starting gross salary for doctoral students is around 2500€ per month and is increased in with the progress towards getting the doctoral degree to over 3000€ per month. The prospective doctoral students will be granted a one-year contract first, followed by an evaluation and extension after two years for another two-year period depending on the achievements during the contractual periods. Working hours are flexible and there is possibility of working remotely for a few days a week. However, presence in Finland for the duration of the contract is compulsory. The contracts include occupational health services, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki is special in being safe, clean, and close to nature, with a high quality of life. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/for-international-staff.

How to apply

Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree in a related field. Proficiency in English is mandatory.

To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation letter with contact information and preferred starting date (max one A4 page)
  • Description of research interests for the dissertation (max two A4 pages)
  • CV and contact information for 2 reference persons (max two A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Master’s Thesis (max one A4 page)

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled in the order specified above). The application should be sent through the Workday system (link “Apply now!” below) no later than 10 February 2023 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2) . Email applications will not be taken into account.

Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal HR system Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply) by using their existing Workday user account. 

Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, extend the application period, and consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

For more information

General information about doctoral studies at Aalto University can be found on the “Into” page (https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply). For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli. For recruitment process-related questions please contact HR Coordinator Heidi Lehtinen. E-mails: [email protected].

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Deadline: 2023-02-10 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering

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Post expires on Friday February 10th, 2023

Postdoctoral Researchers in Future Traffic Management

Aalto University is an international 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 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. The School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites

Open applications for Postdoctoral Researchers in Future Traffic Management

The Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering research group is seeking highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researchers who would undertake research in the area of Future Traffic Management, with special emphasis on transport and traffic systems modelling, also involving multimodal traffic, developing contributions in estimation and control, accounting for the presence of future mobility services and connected automated mobility, and enabled by new technologies such as (mobility) digital twins. The Postdoctoral researchers will join a multidisciplinary team and conduct research on developing novel traffic estimation and control strategies, at local and/or network level, considering the, possibly new, inputs (and outputs) that future systems may have, as well as the presence and interaction of multiple modes to enable seamless mobility. The research will have a strong dynamical modelling and simulation component, where novel data-driven-based models and tools (including machine learning and artificial intelligence) may play a fundamental role, aiming for a more sustainable and carbon-neutral society. The candidates must have a high motivation for advancing state-of-the-art research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team. There will be involvement in national and international research projects (funded, for example, by the Academy of Finland or the European Commission), with the opportunity to collaborate with worldwide renowned international research groups.

The position should start by summer 2023 and is intended for full-time work. The selected individuals will work under the supervision of Professor Claudio Roncoli. The successful applicant will have the possibility to cooperate with world-class researchers, as well as to attend scientific conferences and meetings. Moreover, the research group provides strong support and academic freedom, with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration, both internationally and within Aalto University. Our group strives to achieve gender balance and the applications will be processed without any bias.

Research areas, requirements, and expectations

A postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Modelling, estimation, and control of traffic systems
  • Dynamical system modelling and simulation of (network) traffic systems
  • Mobility and network traffic management based modelling and data-driven control applied to future traffic systems
  • Data analytics involving large amounts of heterogeneous data
  • Decentralised and coordinated multi-objective optimisation applied to future transport systems

A prospective postdoc is expected to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Timely completion of a Doctoral degree in a field that is well-aligned with the proposed research interests
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods used in engineering and skills in applying quantitative methods to solve engineering problems
  • Very good programming skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Very good English proficiency

The applicant is expected to:

  • Publish in top journals and scientific conferences
  • Participate in research proposal preparation
  • Organise international scientific events
  • Guide doctoral and master’s students
  • If applicable, teach in the master’s programme

Note that a Doctoral Researcher position, with a similar profile, is available at: https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-researchers-in-future-network-and-traffic-management .

Duration, financing, and salary

The employment contract is for 2 years, with an option for renewal for further 2 years. Currently, the starting gross salary for a postdoctoral researcher is around 3700€ per month and may be increased depending on performance. Working hours are flexible and there is possibility of working remotely for a few days a week. However, presence in Finland for the duration of the contract is compulsory. The contracts include occupational health services, while Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki is special in being safe, clean and close to nature, with a high quality of life. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/incoming-international-staff.

How to apply

Applicants must have completed a Doctoral degree in a related field (applications completing their studies during early 2023 will also be considered). To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation letter with contact information and preferred starting date (max one A4 page)
  • Description of research interests in the next two years (max three A4 pages)
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)
  • Summary of the PhD Dissertation (max one A4 page)

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled in the order specified above). The application should be sent through the Workday system (link “Apply now!” below) no later than 10 February 2023 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2) . Email applications will not be taken into account.

Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal HR system Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply) by using their existing Workday user account. 

Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, extend the application period and consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli. For recruitment process-related questions please contact HR Coordinator Heidi Lehtinen. E-mails: [email protected].

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Deadline: 2023-02-10 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering

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Post expires on Friday February 10th, 2023

Postdoc Position for Anyon Particles and Topological Phenomena in Designer Platform

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community. 

The Quantum Circuits and Noise group at the Department of Applied Physics is now looking for a

Postdoctoral researcher

We are seeking applications for experimental research on anyon particle and topological phenomena in the NANO group, Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, Finland. We are leading research in quantum technologies based on hybrid van-der Waals quantum materials. These hybrid-circuits form a promising avenue for emerging topological quantum technologies. Our research focuses on the development of supersensitive quantum sensors for the charge, flux, and phonons based on 2-D materials. We are part of the Center of Excellence in Quantum Technology Finland (CoE QTF), a national flagship program for research on quantum science and technology. Our researcher collaborates with several top-level academic groups and quantum technology companies in Finland and around the world.

The motivation of the research is to develop a technological platform for the emergent quasiparticle in a designer quantum material formed at low temperatures. The van der Waals materials can be easily combined in vertical heterostructures, providing an outstanding platform to engineer elusive quantum states of matter. The material response is not only defined by the properties of the building blocks but also arises from the quantum mechanical interactions between them. Thus, it allows the creative combinations of electronic orders that no naturally occurring material possesses.  In this project, we will probe these exotic quasiparticles aka ‘anyons’ formed due to interlayer and intralayer interactions via quantum transport. This project will advance the potential relevance of designer material platforms for quantum information science and technology.

Your role

Being a postdoc researcher, you will design, fabricate, and characterize the van der Waals/ 2-D materials quantum devices using in-house state-of-art micro and nanofabrication facilities. The quantum transport studies will be performed at high magnetic fields and sub-10 mK temperatures. You will develop noise and current-current correlation spectroscopy to probe the charge dynamics in designer topological quantum material. Furthermore, the feasibility of possible technological applications in quantum information will be explored. The project will also involve analysis, scientific interpretation, and dissemination of the data. The publication of research in scientific journals, presentation of data at conferences, and meetings with collaborating groups will be an integral part of the research.

Your network and team 

Aalto University is the center of quantum technology research in Finland. Being a postdoc researcher, you will be part of the Center of Excellence QTF’s vibrant community working on emergent quantum technologies in Europe. You will be collaborating with top-level theorists and experimentalists working on the Otaniemi campus, the largest quantum technology hub in Northern Europe.

Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disability. The NANO group team constitutes researchers from across the world and supports gender equality.

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to join our team. You should have an excellent study record in physics, electrical engineering, or related disciplines. Prior experience in the fields of mesoscopic physics, superconductivity, microwave engineering, cleanroom activities, and instrument programming will be a plus. We encourage researchers who have strong interests in quantum technologies to apply.

We require the candidates to have excellent skills in English. Finnish language is not required. To be eligible, a postdoctoral researcher must hold a PhD degree in a suitable field.

What we offer

The project will be funded by the Academy of Finland and the EU. The research will be performed at the Low-Temperature Laboratory situated on the Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University. The laboratory is known for its world record in achieving the lowest temperature in the universe. It is well-equipped with low-temperature experimental facilities. The local facilities available for the research activities are dilution fridges equipped with a high magnetic field, RAMAN spectrometer, rf sputter, metal evaporator, van der Waals material transfer station, e-beam, scanning electron microscope facility, atomic microscopy, and Reactive Ion etching system. All quantum devices will be fabricated in the OtaNano cleanroom.

The position is filled for two years with possible extension up to 5 years altogether. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is currently 1612 hours. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary ranges for a postdoc from 3800€ to 4100€ per month (gross), depending on previous experience. The starting salary is 3800 €/month and increases as you progress in your research.  The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

Ready to apply?

To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page (“Apply Now”).

Letter of motivation/Cover letter CV with description of skills and experience PhD Diploma Contact details of two academic advisors

The deadline for applications is 1st March 2023. We will go through applications, and we may invite suitable candidates to interview already during the application period. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified: therefore, we encourage you to send an application as soon as possible. For further information on this project, contact Dr. Manohar Kumar: manohar.kumar(at)aalto.fi. or Prof. Pertti Hakonen: pertti.hakonen(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 applied during the announced application period. 

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday à find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People , and Shaping a Sustainable Future. And this webpage about Aalto and Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/welcome-to-aalto-university-and-finland-info-package 

Check out our new virtual campus experience: https://virtualtour.aalto.fi/  

About Finland 

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 again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland. 

Contract: fixed term initially for 2 years, with a possible extension up to five years altogether | Starting date: Earliest possible | Full-time

Keywords: Quantum technologies, Microwave engineering, Low-Temperature physics, Quantum Hall, Quantum transport, Graphene, and Transition metal dichalcogenides

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Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: School of Science

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Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

PhD Student in Neuroscience (Ala-Laurila Lab, Finland)

We are looking for an excellent PhD Candidate to work in characterization of healthy and diseased mouse models from retinal circuits to visually guided behaviour

Timeline of the call:

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Thus, submit your application as soon as possible. In any case we will fill the position by the spring of the year 2023.

Objectives:

  • Characterize the retinal output of different mouse models of retinal diseases

  • Correlate the retinal output to the animal behavior in the water maze

Host institution: Aalto University (Aalto, Finland) – Supervisor: Petri Ala-Laurila

Dr Ala-Laurila has two laboratories (http://ala-laurila.biosci.helsinki.fi/): one at Aalto University and one at University of Helsinki. Both labs work in integrated collaboration and have state-of-the art approaches to study retinal circuits and visually-guided behavior. They combine cutting-edge electrophysiological recording techniques with precise manipulations of retinal circuit function, mathematical modelling and quantitative behavioral measurements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZniIYFSIcT8

Aalto University (Aalto) is the largest technology-oriented university in Finland. The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering is located in the Otaniemi campus – one of the most important north-european technology hubs, with a high concentration of companies, and research institutes from the high-technology sector, and with a thriving culture of entrepreneurship.

The University of Helsinki is Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution and an innovative centre of science and thinking. University of Helsinki has contributed since 1640 to the establishment of a fair and equal society that is considered one of the best in the world. The multidisciplinary academic community solves problems that affect us all – with the power of knowledge, for the world.

Requirements from the applicant:

  • Highly motivated, previous experience on behavioral experiments and/or electrophysiology is a plus
  • Formal requirements for eligibility: at the time of appointment, applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Application documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Recommendation letters (max. 3)
  • Scanned copy of the degree which would formally entitle the candidate to embark on doctorate.
  • Transcript of records for both Bachelor´s degree and Master´s degree (or equivalents).

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they arrive so please submit your application as soon as you can.

For additional information, please contact Krishna Dovzhik (Ala-Laurila lab), [email protected]

More about your future work environment:

More about Ala-Laurila lab:
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http://ala-laurila.biosci.helsinki.fi/

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https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-biological-and-environmental-sciences/research/molecular-and-integrative-biosciences

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Deadline: 2023-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: School of Science

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Post expires on Wednesday May 31st, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher for Anyon Quantum Technologies

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community. 

The Quantum Circuits and Noise group at the Department of Applied Physics is now looking for a

Postdoctoral researcher

An experimental Postdoc position in the field of superconducting quantum correlations in topological materials is available in the NANO group, Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, Finland. We are leading research in the field of quantum circuits and superconducting hybrid circuits based on novel two- dimensional van der Waals materials. These hybrid-circuits form a promising direction within the emerging field of quantum technologies, which enables a.o. supersensitive sensors for detection flux, charge, and phonons at the sensitivity limits governed by quantum mechanics. This field of research has made tremendous progress in recent years, and presently offers plenty of exciting opportunities for young scientists, in both academia and industry. 

This research is motivated by the recent developments in anyon physics. The fractional quantum Hall states provide a unique testbed to probe the exotic quantum statistics of the anyons. We have recently demonstrated the Abelian quantum statistics in an anyon collider geometry fabricated in GaAs/AlGaAs. In this postdoctoral research, we will work towards the development of interferometry for the non-Abelian anyons in the hybrid material platform such as superconductivity proximities graphene-based devices at high magnetic fields, where Landau levels coexist with superconductivity. In such devices, strong electronic interactions may provide novel particles and parafermions. The control manipulation of non-Abelian anyons will set the benchmark for topological quantum computation.

Your role

Being a Postdoc, you will design, fabricate and characterize your own devices using in-house state-of-art micro and nano-fabrication facilities. The electrical measurement will be performed down to 10 mK and in the field as high as 14 T. A low-frequency cross-correlation spectroscopy will be optimized to probe quantum statistics and further extended to develop microwave spectroscopy in the GHz regime.   

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for a bright, motivated researcher to join our team. Prior laboratory experience in the fields of mesoscopic physics, cryogenics, microwave electronics, circuit design, and clean-room techniques, and instrument programming is a plus.  We also encourage applications from electrical engineering who have a strong interest in physics and who wish to explore the possibilities of quantum technologies for electrical measurements in general. Our group is gender-neutral and female candidates are encouraged to apply.  

We require the candidates to have excellent skills in English. Finnish language is not required. To be eligible, a postdoctoral researcher must hold a PhD degree in a suitable field.

What we offer

Our research group is a member of the Academy of Finland’s Center of Excellence “QTF”, Quantum technology Finland. The work takes place in the Low Temperature Laboratory and Micronova nanofabrication center, which are part of the national OtaNano research infrastructure. The group is also part of the InstituteQ.

As a postdoc within the Center of Excellence QTF you will be part of a vibrant community working on quantum technologies. You will have the opportunity to discuss and collaborate with top-level theorists and experimentalists working on similar topics. 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 are currently in very high demand both in academia and in high-tech companies.  Moreover, you will have an opportunity to interact with the local spin-off companies in quantum technology on campus.  At present, there is a significant level of investment from private and governmental funding agents in the field of quantum technologies, which enhances future job opportunities in this field.

The primary workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus at Aalto University.

The position is filled for two years with possible extension up to 5 years altogether. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is currently 1612 hours. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary ranges for a postdoc from 3800€ to 4100€ per month (gross), depending on previous experience. The starting salary is 3800 €/month and increases as you progress in your research.  The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

The position is funded by the Academy of Finland and Institute Q. 

Ready to apply?

To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page (“Apply Now”).

  • Letter of motivation 
  • CV including publications and description of skills/previous experience 
  • PhD diploma
  • Contact details of at least two academic advisors (or letters of recommendation, if already available) 

The deadline for applications is 1st March 2023. We will go through applications, and we may invite suitable candidates to interview already during the application period. 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. For further information on this project, contact Prof. (pertti.hakonen(at)aalto.fi) or Manohar Kumar (manohar.kumar(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 applied during the announced application period. 

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday à find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People , and Shaping a Sustainable Future. And this webpage about Aalto and Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/welcome-to-aalto-university-and-finland-info-package 

Check out our new virtual campus experience: https://virtualtour.aalto.fi/  

About Finland 

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 again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland. 

Contract: fixed term initially for 2 years, with a possible extension up to five years altogether | Starting date: Earliest possible | Full-time

Keywords: Quantum technologies, Microwave engineering, Low-Temperature physics, Quantum Hall,

Quantum transport, Quantum Electron Optics, and Graphene.

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Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: School of Science

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Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

Doctoral student position: Alternative silicon-on-insulator technology for heterogeneous integration

Electronics Integration and Reliability (EILB) is a research group at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering studying advanced materials and bonding technologies to realize ubiquitous sensor/actuator and high-temperature capable power electronics systems. The future of all miniaturized, sustainable and energy-efficient smart systems containing sensors, MEMS actuators, silicon photonics, RF and power components, as well as SoCs is relying on wafer-level bonding technologies to integrate a broad range of technologies.

We are looking for a doctoral candidate to develop miniaturized smart systems using three-dimensional (3D) heterogeneous integration. Join us in developing beyond state-of-the-art technologies for semiconductor-based devices. The work will investigate and develop direct bonding for III-nitrides and III/V semiconductors for alternative silicon-on-insulator (SOI)-based devices. Specifically, you will be involved in the growth of high-quality thin films and process development activities utilizing metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE), among others. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on thermal, electrical, and microstructural characterization of the developed alternative SOI-based technologies. The work supports several EU-funded projects and offers a unique lookout into European electronic components and systems research. 

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a suitable area (e.g. electrical engineering, physics or materials science)

  • good knowledge and understanding of MEMS and semiconductor technologies

  • experience or genuine interest in micro- and nanofabrication

  • theoretical understanding of relevant characterization methods

  • strong analytical and writing skills
     

We offer:

  • fixed-term position for 4-year PhD studies

  • opportunity to conduct independent research in a cutting-edge infrastructure of Micronova (www.micronova.fi)

  • possibility of building international networks within large pan-European projects, in which the EILB team is a participant

  • multidisciplinary course curriculum of Aalto University

  • starting monthly salary of 2611,72 € with pay raises according to progress in studies and publications

  • occupational health and social security benefits

The appointment is available immediately.

How to apply

To apply, submit the documents indicated below using the online recruitment system link ‘Apply now’, by February 19th, 2023. Application materials should be submitted in a single pdf file and in English.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • a short cover letter stating your motivation for the position

  • a CV

  • a copy of study records

  • the names and contact details of 2 references

The application materials will not be returned.

Additional information

For additional information in recruitment process-related questions, please contact HR Partner Camilla Hanganpää, [email protected]

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.

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

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Deadline: 2023-02-19 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Sunday February 19th, 2023

Doctoral Researchers (PhD students) in DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly, active plasmonics and artificial molecular machines

Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland),

is looking for motivated and talented doctoral researchers (PhD students) with an aptitude for interdisciplinary experimental research and interest in DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly, active plasmonics and artificial molecular machines.

The positions are fully funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant “Electrically driven DNA-origami-based machines” (EDRIVE).

Your role and goals

You will work on design, fabrication, and characterization of electrically driven nanoscale molecular machines. As a member of the group, you will be trained in advanced methods in DNA nanotechnology (especially DNA origami), and state-of-the-art electron beam and optical microscopy and nanoscopy techniques. Depending on the background and scientific interests, your research will be directed either towards i) fabrication of active plasmonic surfaces and biosensors; or ii) construction of artificial molecular motors. We expect you to propose and develop scientific ideas and technical solutions (both individually and as part of a team), write scientific articles and contribute to teaching.  

Your experience and background

We expect the candidates to hold a MSc degree and/or have solid background at least in one of the following areas: applied physics, bionanotechnology, physical chemistry, material science, chemical engineering.  Previous experience in nanomicroscopy (AFM, TEM, SEM), DNA nanotechnology, colloidal synthesis, super resolution microscopy and nanophotonics is an advantage. Furthermore, the candidate should have good communication skills, good analytical and experimental skills and ability to work independently toward the goals of his/her project.

The position requires excellent written and spoken English.

Your team

The Molecular Nanoengineering group operates at the interface of nanoscience, DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly and nanophotonics with particular focus on DNA-based self-assembled systems with functionalities tailored for biosensing, active plasmonics and nanomachinery. The group is led by Associate Professor Anton Kuzyk.

For examples of our previous research see

https://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=yL5QQkwAAAAJ&hl=en

What we offer

The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years. The initial contract is made for one year and the extension is subject to the progress of studies and research. Starting salary is approximately 2600€/month and will increase over time according to the salary system of Aalto University. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus which provides highly motivating multidisciplinary international research environment with excellent facilities and instrumentation.

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Ready to apply

Apply through the link “Apply now” at the bottom right corner of this page, and include the following items as pdf documents in English (maximum 5 docs each max 5mb) :

  • Curriculum vitae (no size limit)
  • Transcript of academic records (no size limit)
  • Description of research skills, experience and publications (no size limit)
  • Short statement of interest and motivation (max 1 page)
  • Recommendation letter(s) or names and contact details of your previous supervisors

The positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

More Information

Contact Prof. Anton Kuzyk ([email protected]) for additional information on the research topics and HR Partner Maarit Pietiäinen on the application process ([email protected] ). Please check the guidelines for doctoral admission at Aalto University (https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralsci/How+to+apply).

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Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: School of Science

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Doctoral researcher in statistical signal processing

Doctoral researcher in statistical signal processing

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. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.  

The Department of Information and Communications Engineering is now inviting applications for a

Doctoral researcher in statistical signal processing

The Structured and Stochastic Modeling Group, headed by Prof. Filip Elvander, conducts research in statistical signal processing, ranging from investigating fundamental properties of the mathematical descriptions of signals, to applied research in radar, audio signal processing, and biomedical modeling. We are now looking for an outstanding doctoral researcher to join the group. The research will be focused on modeling and estimation problems related to spatio-temporal signals, i.e., signals supported in both space and time. Such signals are ubiquitous in multi-sensor systems, with applications ranging from passive radar to speech enhancement for hearing aids and electroencephalography.

Your role and goals

As a doctoral researcher in this project, you will contribute to laying the foundations for modeling spatio-temporal data. In particular, your work will produce tools for efficiently exploiting all available information contained in multi-sensor measurements while incorporating prior and structural knowledge in a flexible way. This will allow for constructing estimation and interpolation algorithms for, e.g., localization, tracking, and denoising. In addressing the challenges posed by this data, a cornerstone will be the use of theory and methods from optimal mass transport and convex modeling. The goal of the project is to make foundational theoretical contributions and to develop tools relevant for industry applications. The project offers significant creative freedom and you are encouraged to develop your own scientific ideas within its framework.

This position includes doctoral studies. The successful applicant must register for the PhD program at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The nominal duration of the doctoral studies in Finland is 4 years.

Your experience and profile

– MSc in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related field.

– A good command of English, both written and spoken.

– Good programming skills in languages such as Matlab and Python.

– A curious mindset.

– An interest in multi-disciplinary research

– Eligible for PhD study at Aalto University

What we offer

The Department of Information and Communications Engineering conducts world-class research in the areas statistical signal processing, audio signal processing, and acoustics. We offer a diverse and multi-cultural workplace with strong international ties. As a doctoral researcher you will benefit not only from the onsite expertise but also have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lund University, and KU Leuven, as well as with industry partners.

The position will be filled in for four years (2 + 2). The starting date is May 1, 2023, or as mutually agreed. The salary is determined according to the salary system of Finnish universities. The expected starting salary is approximately 2600€/month and will increase according to the performance over time.  As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

Ready to apply?

To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through our online recruitment system by using the link (“Apply Now”) on Aalto University’s web page. Your application should contain

–   Letter of motivation including a brief description of your research interests.
–   CV including list of publications
–   Degree certificates and academic transcripts
–   Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available)

The deadline for applications is February 17, 2023. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Filip Elvander at at [email protected]. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

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Deadline: 2023-02-17 at 23:59
Unit: School of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Friday February 17th, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biochemistry / Enzymology

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. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Biochemistry group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-bioproducts-and-biosystems/biochemistry) develops metabolic pathways and enzymes for the conversion of CO2 to fuels. For the project “ETHANOGENESIS” sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biochemistry / Enzymology

Research description

The goal is to functionally express and test key enzymes for the conversion of CO2 to fuels. The postdoc position is focussed on metalorganic enzymes involved in the transfer of alkyl-groups, which require oxygen-sensitive cofactors harbouring reduced metal centres, such as Co or Ni. The actual research is on a fundamental level, but the long-term goal is designing new routes to generate renewable fuels from CO2.

Research is carried out at our excellent facilities at Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering (http://www.bioeconomyinfra.fi/). The laboratories are situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi (short metro-ride from Helsinki) within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-bioproducts-and-biosystems).

Your experience and ambitions

  • recently obtained PhD (max 5 years) in a suitable field, such as biochemistry, enzyme engineering, (bio)organic chemistry

  • Enzymology, expression and functional studies of enzymes

  • Be highly committed to science and strive for excellence

  • Develop own smart ideas and think independently

  • Be able to focus on solving tough scientific problems

  • Have good written and oral communication skills in English

Skills, knowledge or interest in some of the following areas are highly appreciated:

  • Experience in working with oxygen-sensitive enzymes

  • Experience with microbes and enzymes related to the reductive acetyl-CoA pathway

  • Advanced spectroscopic methods (HPLC, NMR, EPR, etc.)

We offer

  • High-end laboratory infrastructure and friendly colleagues

  • Opportunity to join a young, ambitious research group

  • Freedom to bring in own ideas

The monthly gross salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3560–4040 €/month depending on experience.

The contract includes occupational health care and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities, commuter ticket benefit and Unisport offers versatile exercise services with staff discount.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application, through our recruitment system from the link below, before Feb28, 2023. To apply, please share the following application materials with us (only pdf documents):

  • Cover letter (start as follows: “I am interested in this position because… “)

  • CV, incl. list of publications

  • Research interest description

  • Names and contact details of references (or to be provided upon request)

For more information

For additional scientific information, please contact Prof. Silvan Scheller ([email protected]).

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People, and Shaping a Sustainable Future. You can also check out our webpage about Aalto and Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/welcome-to-aalto-university-and-finland-info-package and our new virtual campus experience: https://virtualtour.aalto.fi/.

About Finland

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Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: School of Chemical Engineering

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoctoral Researchers in Quantum Nanomechanics

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. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Quantum Nanomechanics group https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-applied-physics/quantum-nanomechanics at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for outstanding

Postdoctoral researchers

to carry out experimental research on different projects related to quantum micromechanical systems. In our team, we investigate how mechanical oscillators can be utilized for fundamental research probing quantum mechanics in massive systems, or for usage in quantum information processing. In our research, we have demonstrated quantum entanglement between two micromechanical oscillators realized as vibrating aluminum drumheads [Nature 556, 478 (2018), Science 372, 625 (2021)].

Project 1: Gravitational coupling between nonclassical masses

In this project, the goal is to touch a hundred-year-old mystery of physics: Despite its success at describing phenomena in the low-energy limit, quantum mechanics is incompatible with general relativity that describes gravity and huge energies. The interface between these two has remained experimentally elusive, because only the most violent events in the universe have been considered to produce measurable effects due to the plausible quantum behavior of gravity. We aim at detecting gravitational forces for the first time within a quantum system. We use mechanical oscillators loaded by milligram masses and bring two such gravitationally interacting oscillators into nonclassical motional states. Initially, we will measure the gravitational force between gold particles weighing a milligram, representing a new mass scale showing gravitational forces within a system.

Project 2: Quantum acoustics

For quantum technology, integrating acoustic modes into superconducting circuits shows great promise for applications as quantum memory elements, bosonic codes, or in frequency conversion. We are working on High-Overtone Bulk Acoustic (HBAR) resonances that extend through the chip, and couple resonantly to transmon qubits. In ongoing and future work, we are promoting the devices to host several qubits, each coupled one or several HBAR modes. This will allow for creating mechanical entanglement, and is a step towards phononic quantum chips. To realize processing of flying quantum phonons on a chip, we will connect standing HBAR modes into phonon waveguides which can be used to connect qubits.

Project 3: Magneto acoustics

Besides electromechanics, we are building hybrid devices that aim on controlling ferromagnetic magnons using acoustic waves. Owing to the large speed of light, realizing cavity optomechanics in the microwave frequency range requires cavities up to several mm in size, hence making it hard to embed several of them on the same chip. An alternative scheme with much smaller footprint is provided by magneto acoustics, where the electromagnetic cavity is replaced by a magnet undergoing ferromagnetic resonance, and the optomechanical coupling originates from magnetic shape anisotropy. The small footprint of these hybrid devices shows promise for applications in novel signal processing. We use vibrating magnetic nanobeams, or multilayer structures consisting of magnetic and piezoelectric layers. In the latter structures, we couple magnons to longitudinal overtone (HBAR) acoustic modes, and to surface acoustic waves.

Your role

The experimental work in all these projects involves design of the samples and of the measurement setups, cleanroom fabrication, running microwave measurements in dilution refrigerators, and data analysis. You are expected to participate in instructing PhD students.

Your experience and ambitions

For this challenging research, we are looking for brilliant and energetic individuals who are motivated in experimental, low-temperature quantum physics. We require the candidates to have a proven track record in experimental research with similar or related topics, clean room microfabrication, and strong interest in micromechanical systems. Additionally, the candidates should be excellent team players. Experience with cryogenics and dilution refrigerators, and skill in theoretical understanding of the studied phenomena, are considered significant assets.

We require the candidates to have excellent skills in English. Finnish language is not required. To be eligible, a postdoctoral researcher must hold a PhD degree in a suitable field.

What we offer

The Quantum Nanomechanics team, ambitous but relaxed with a great team spirit, carries out top -notch experimental research on the foundations of quantum mechanics. With superconducting qubits, we explore processing of quantum information with mechanical motion. In our more applied research, we lay the foundation for a new generation of devices that use various types of microwave-optomechanical effects for efficient signal processing. We have realized quantum-limited microwave amplifiers and nonreciprocal components to be used in superconducting quantum technology.

The fixed term contract is typically initially for two years, and can be extended on mutual agreement. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary for a Postdoctoral researcher is approx. 3800€/month. The salary ranges from 3800€ to 4100€ per month, depending on previous experience. The contract includes occupational healthcare.

The workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University, 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 startup 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 European Microkelvin Platform collaboration.

Ready to apply?

To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page (“Apply Now”).

(1)   Letter of motivation
(2)   CV including list of publications
(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts
(4)   Contact details of at least two referees

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2023. We will go through applications, and we may invite suitable candidates to interview already during the application period. The positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are identified. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Mika Sillanpää, [email protected]. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues?You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People , and Shaping a Sustainable Future. And this webpage about Aalto and Finland.

Check out our new virtual campus experience: https://virtualtour.aalto.fi/  

About Finland

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 again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland
 

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Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: School of Science

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Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

Doctoral Researcher in Digital twin in optimization of wastewater treatment’s carbon balance

Aalto University is an international 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 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment is looking for  A DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN Digital twin in optimization of wastewater treatment’s carbon balance DIGICARBA

Project description

Water and wastewater treatment are basic necessities in our welfare societies safeguarding health and prosperity by providing key assets for many services and industries as well as protecting the environment. When providing the water and wastewater treatment direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions are produced, wastewater treatment being the largest contributor to these emissions. During wastewater treatment direct emissions are produced in the nutrient removal process (nitrous oxide) and in the sludge treatment and storage (methane). Indirect emissions are coming from energy consumption and the use of chemicals. During the past decades the major sources for emissions have been identified and mitigation strategies have been developed in Finland and elsewhere.

The main focus of the wastewater treatment has been to meet the effluent requirements specified by the environmental permit while operating the process in a cost-effective manner. Recently, ambitious goals for climate impact mitigation have been set in country, municipality and water utility level. This has led to a new focus in plant operation towards climate impact mitigation and offset benefits.

This research project develops a digital twin of the wastewater treatment process which will enable proactive information-driven decision-making and predictive process control. Digital twin, in this case, refers to combinations of models and real-time data that provide a digital representation of a wastewater treatment process’ behaviour This enhanced process operation will decrease the greenhouse gas emissions and improve the energy efficiency as well as the effluent quality. The process control is based on automated simulations predicting the behavior of the process and providing new information to support the process operation decision-making.

In addition, the project compiles information about market potential of the advanced wastewater treatment process control systems and actual digital twins. The advanced tool which enables comprehensive impact optimization and includes dynamic climate impact in real-time is foreseen to offer a competitive advantage for the next generation automation systems and allow for the partner companies to thrive in the international markets.    

Research questions of the doctoral thesis project are the following:

1)            How can a digital twin be implemented in an advanced wastewater treatment process including carbon footprint optimization?

2)            What is an operator-friendly and feasible solution? How can the solution be used?

3)            What are the benefits achieved and what kind of resources are needed with a well-functioning digital twin?

4)            What is the market potential of the digital twin?

The project will be carried out as a 4-year doctoral study project leading to a Doctoral thesis from Aalto University. The research methods will be full-scale experiments, modelling and market studies. The work will be realized in Aalto University Department of Built Environment Water and Environmental Engineering Research group. The experimental work will be done in collaboration with FCG process experts, Valmet Automation specialists and HSY wastewater treatment plants operating and managing team. The project starts during Spring 2023.

Main project partners

Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö sr, operating as Aalto University, is a Finnish multidisciplinary university in the fields of science and technology, economics, architecture, and art and design. The Aalto community consists of about 19000 students (of them, about 12% international) and more than 4600 employees, including ca. 400 professors. Aalto University produces ca. 2000 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 200 doctors yearly. The cornerstones of Aalto University research are four fundamental competence areas: ICT and digitalization, materials and sustainable use of natural resources, global business dynamics, and arts and design. Aalto University comprises six schools and will participate in this project with two of them: the School of Engineering (Aalto-ENG) and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto-ARTS). The School of Engineering’s strengths include application oriented systems know-how and its tradition of experimental research, societal interaction and impact, and expertise in engineering. Aalto’s contribution from Aalto-ENG is managed in the Department of Built Environment’s Water and Environmental Engineering Group by Professor of Practice Anna Mikola. The group has focused on nutrient removal in municipal wastewater treatment since 1980s and more recently the research and development efforts are directed to carbon neutrality in wastewater treatment and nutrient recovery.

Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY is a municipal body, which produces waste management and water services, as well as providing information on the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and environment. HSY supplies high-quality drinking water for over one million inhabitants throughout the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. HSY treats wastewater generated by households and industry in order to protect the Baltic Sea as well as build and repair the water pipe and sewer network​. The member cities of the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY are Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vantaa. HSY promotes the implementation of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Climate Strategy 2030 and the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

Finnish Consulting Group FCG is one of the leading companies in Finland working on the water and wastewater engineering designs. FCG has a long and wide experience on process, operation, instrumentation and automation design and it has prepared these designs for HSY’s wastewater treatment plants (Viikinmäki and Blominmäki). FCG has been also active in studying and developing solutions for wastewater treatments’ climate impact mitigation as well as digital solutions for process operation and control.

Valmet Automation provides the automation system in use in HSY’s wastewater treatment plants. Valmet has a strong expertise on process operation optimization using efficient control systems and has a global network of references in wastewater treatment plant automation.

Duration, financing, and salary

The doctoral studies at Aalto University take approximately 4 years. The doctoral degree is granted after writing a relatively short summary doctoral thesis (which is typically based on the student’s publications) and public defence.

Currently, the starting gross salary for doctoral students is around 2500€ per month and is increased in with the progress towards getting the doctoral degree to over 3100€ per month. The prospective doctoral students will be granted a one-year contract first, followed by an evaluation and extension after two years for another two-year period depending on the achievements during the contractual periods. The contracts include occupational health services, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki is special in being safe, clean, and close to nature, with a high quality of life. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/for-international-staff.

How to apply?

The applicants are required to have completed Master level studies in high-quality educational organization in a discipline supporting the research theme and methods. Good language skills in English are required and a good command of Finnish is desirable. The applicants are kindly asked to apply for the position by sending their CV, study records from the Master studies and a motivation letter by February 14th, 2023. The application should be sent through the Workday system (link “Apply now!” below) and material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file.

More information

For more information please contact. Prof. Anna Mikola ([email protected]).

General information about doctoral studies at Aalto University can be found on the “Into” page (https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply).

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Deadline: 2023-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: School of Engineering

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Post expires on Tuesday February 14th, 2023

Visiting Researcher in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (unfunded position)

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The current key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, welfare architecture and emerging technologies as well as urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills.

VISITING RESEARCHER/SCHOLAR IN AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARTS, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE 

(unfunded position, researcher shall organise funding by him/herself)

Fruitful interaction between science, art, design and architecture makes research carried out at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture highly versatile. The topics of research relate to the fields of art, design, media and architecture with sustainable development as an all-encompassing theme.

Departments

Department of Architecture
Department of Art
Department of Design
Department of Film
Department of Media

General information

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers a Visiting Researcher in ARTS positions for postdoctoral Researchers and Doctoral Candidates. Please note that master level students are not accepted. The position is UNFUNDED and open to Researchers from all countries. Visiting Reseracher should have preferably secured funding for the duration of the visit before applying for this position. Visiting Researcher in ARTS is for a full semester position or a full academic year. The applicant may indicate a particular time period of the visit and the starting date of the visit.

Academic calendar

Autumn term 1.8. – 31.12.

Spring term 1.1. – 31.7.

Summer break (summer schools/classes) in June-August

Christmas break mid December – mid January

Please see detailed information:

https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/Academic+calendar+2022-2024

The Visiting Researcher in ARTS will be provided working space, IT services, access to the library services, opportunity to participate in the Department’s and School of Arts, Design and Architecture’s events, and interact with staff and other Researchers within the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Additionally s/he will be part of a larger research community of Aalto University. The school will help to arrange housing for the Visiting Researcher in ARTS.

Visiting Researcher in ARTS is expected to undertake research and publication in collaboration with Department’s personnel and independent research. S/he is expected to prepare a lecture about the research topic within two weeks of arrival and may be asked to contribute to the teaching of the Department. Visiting Researcher is also expected to participate in departmental meetings. The Visiting Researcher will have to sign an Academic Visitor contract with the School of Arts, Design and Architecture immediately after arrival in Finland.

The applicants are expected to start within a year from the application time. Please indicate the period of your stay in the application form and the starting date of your visit.

How to apply

Before applying for this position please get in contact with the professor whose research is related to your plans within the specific department. Please name the professor with whom you have been in contact with.Links to departments can be found here: http://arts.aalto.fi/en/departments/.

The applications for the Visiting Researcher/Scholar in ARTS position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply’).

(If you are already working at Aalto or have a visitor profile, please apply via our internal system Workday -> Find Jobs.)

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

  •     CV
  •     Plan for research and activities at Aalto University
  •     List of publications

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

The decision will be announced within approximately two months via email to the applicant.

Further information about the application procedure of Visiting Researcher in ARTS, please contact: [email protected]

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Deadline: 2024-12-30 at 23:59
Unit: School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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Post expires on Monday December 30th, 2024