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Doctoral Candidate in Biomolecular Materials

Application closes on

15.12.2020

Place

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

We are now looking for a

Doctoral Candidate in Biomolecular Materials

Our goal is to study the assembly of genetically engineered silk proteins into materials. The work builds on our previous success in constructing new materials such as silk-cellulose (www.aalto.fi/en/news/a-combination-of-wood-fibres-and-spider-silk-could-rival-plastic). 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 (http://bio2.aalto.fi/en/).

Your roles and goals:

As a Doctoral Candidate you will complete a 4-year doctoral study program at Aalto University. You will work under the guidance of experienced advisors to perform top-level research on molecularly engineered silk. Techniques such as recombinant DNA, protein expression, and biophysical characterization will be used. As a doctoral student you will be employed at Aalto with a salary according to our regulations.

Requirements:

  • MSc in a suitable field, such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, or Synthetic biology
  • 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
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written

For more information:

For additional information, please contact Professor Markus Linder and in matters related to the recruitment process, contact HR Coordinator Tiina Torvinen. E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

How to apply (reviewing starts immediately, final deadline December 15th 2020)

Please submit your application in English as a single pdf document through the online recruitment system (link below). Include the following materials in your application.

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts including grades
  • Research interest description (describe previous research projects, special interests)
  • Names and contact details of references

Read the job description at the university homepage

Interested?
Apply now!

Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of Topological quantum fluids

Application closes on

31.12.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

Position

Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our 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 Applied Physics is now looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of Topological quantum fluids

We invite applications for a post-doctoral position to strengthen the experimental effort in the Rota group at the Department of Applied Physics. The Rota group is among world leaders in research on topological quantum matter realized by various superfluid phases of 3He. This family of materials, existing at ultra-low millikelvin temperatures, is unique in diversity of properties determined by topology. Topology is overreaching theme in modern condensed-matter physics which in particular elucidate how common features emerge in very different physical systems. This allows us to model in laboratory processes in early Universe, prototype future quantum devices based on topological materials or discover new phases of matter like time crystals.

Your role and goals

You will develop a new experimental technique: Either ultra-sensitive nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer based on a quantum amplifier coupled to a microfabricated pick-up coil or a nanoelectromechanical oscillator immersed in 3He and possessing an engineered site to connect to topological objects living in the superfluid. You will then use this technique to address two separate problems: One is a fundamental question about interaction of fermionic matter of different types (massive or massless like Majorana or Weyl) with topological quantum vacuum, especially in the presence of the controlled disorder. One of the goals is to understand the relaxation of vacuum energy in early Universe (famous cosmological constant problem). This work is supported by ERC Advanced Grant “From Topological Matter to Relativistic Quantum Vacuum”.

You will also use your new technique to study current through Josephson junctions connecting superfluid volumes with different topology. The goal is to build knowledge needed for optimal design of future topological quantum devices where such junctions will be the key element. This work will proceed in cooperation with Royal Holloway University of London within EU-supported European Microkelvin Platform.

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for a bright and motivated postdoc with a track record in experimental low-temperature (preferably sub-Kelvin) physics. Hands-on experience of nuclear magnetic resonance,  quantum amplifiers or MEMS/NEMS devices is an additional benefit. Familiarity with algorithmic processing of experimental data and building supporting numerical models using suitable environment (e.g. Matlab) is desirable. Good command of English (both verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to disseminate scientific results are mandatory. You must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at publishing high-impact articles.

What we offer

We offer an environment which stimulates scientific breakthroughs. We operate a world-wide unique experimental system which simultaneously can cool the samples to ultra-low temperatures and rotate them. This allows us together with you to design and perform experiments which could not be realized anywhere else. You will enjoy team work of experimentalists and theoreticians and strong international cooperation.

The fixed term contract is initially for two years. 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 for a Postdoctoral researcher is  between 3600€ and 4000€ per month, depending on previous experience. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

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

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by December 31st. To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through the link ’Apply now’ link at the bottom of the web page. 

(1)   Letter of motivation
(2)   CV including list of publications
(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts
(4)   Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available) 

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. For additional information, kindly contact Dr. Vladimir Eltsov (vladimir.eltsov (at) aalto.fi). 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.

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

More about Aalto University:

Aalto.fi
twitter.com/aaltouniversity
facebook.com/aaltouniversity
instagram.com/aaltouniversity

Aalto University has been awarded with HR Excellence in Research quality label in European Commission, guaranteeing that we adhere to top quality HR practices in both recruitment and employment relations.

Interested?
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Post expires on Thursday December 31st, 2020

PhD student position in THz and sub millimeter wave imaging for surgical flap viability assessment

Application closes on

31.1.2021

Place

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area, 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.

PhD student position in THz and sub millimeter wave imaging for surgical flap viability assessment

The THz and Millimeter wave Techniques group is in search of a PhD student for an interdisciplinary research program developing a hyperspectral, submillimeter wave imaging system for surgical flap viability assessment. The program teams engineers at Aalto University (Finland), Wright State University (USA) with clinical collaborators at the University of Helsinki (Finland), and UCLA (Los Angeles, California, USA). Novel reflector antenna design will be integrated with meta material impedance matching surfaces create technology that can generate high resolution, volumetrically resolved maps of tissue water content. These maps will be fed into and Bayesian belief networks and identify spatiotemporal features predictive of surgical flap failure.

Research background
Tissue flaps have become a life-saving reconstructive option for patients with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, soft tissue defects, and wounds. In many patients, surgical excisions cannot heal by themselves and, in these cases, surgeons must create a tissue flap and overlay this on the excision. A flap includes the harvested skin, muscle, soft tissue or bone, and their corresponding neurovascular supply. Despite high success rates, ~ 9-25% of skin flaps still require secondary surgical re-exploration due to microvascular complications that can lead to flap failure (i.e. tissue necrosis). Early and accurate assessment of flap viability – the most significant predictor of flap salvage outcome – is still an unmet clinical need. Blood perfusion assessment, part of the current standard for evaluating flaps, can only detect microcirculation complications 48-72hr following surgery, preventing early intervention. Post-surgery hourly surveillance, also part of the current standard, is qualitative with limited efficacy prior to 48-72hr. “Edema,” the immediate, rapid accumulation of tissue water content (TWC) following surgery, precedes microvascular changes associated with tissue perfusion, thus confounding immediate perfusion measurements performed by clinical inspection or adjunct methods. TWC variation could be a more useful diagnostic target for predicting the extent of flap viability earlier than what is used in current clinical practice if TWC contrast maps can be generated and interpreted. THz and submillimeter wave remote sensing technology is ideally suited to standoff detection of tissue water content.

Research position details
This PhD student position entails four key development areas: (1) development of submillimeter wave mirror and lens optics to rapidly scan a hyperspectral beam across a clinically relevant field of view with the associated beam scanning and data acquisition automation. (2) Development, simulation, and fabrication of metamaterial patches that vary the electric distribution within the tissue providing multiple observations of the tissue at different tissue depths. (3) A preclinical animal trial that collects significant spatially resolved tissue spectra of surgical flaps (4) Development, optimization, and evaluation of a Bayesian belief network to identify features and refine classifiers that delineate viable and nonviable tissue. These key research tasks leverage the areas of systems engineering, dielectric spectroscopy, metamaterials, and physical optics and are critical to the program success.

Research group
At Aalto University: This research position will be supported by the Millimeter Wave and THz Techniques research group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zachary Taylor. Professor Taylor’s group pioneered the use of THz and submillimeter wave techniques at the University of California, Los Angeles as a joint program with the School of Medicine. More recently, Prof. Taylor’s group co-developed new techniques with researchers at Aalto University where he is a new faculty member.
Collaborators: This work is in collaboration with Prof. Olli Carpen at the University of Helsinki School of Medicine (Finland), Prof. Elliott Brown at Wright State University (USA), and Professor Dan Ruan at the UCLA School of Medicine (USA). The assembled interdisciplinary team combines capability in a host of interconnected specialties and fields and will provide the PhD student with high impact experience in medical engineering work.

Requirements

  • Masters degree in electrical engineering, physics, or related topics is favorable
  • Comfortable with both theory and experiments. Experimental experience a plus.
  • Computational electromagnetics experience a plus
  • High level competency in MATLAB
  • Good command of English
  • Experience with electromagnetic simulation software is a plus

Outcomes and opportunities afforded by this research program

  • High level competence with the electromagnetic theory and simulation
  • High level competence in interdisciplinary lab work
  • Travel abroad to train in THz techniques
  • Eminently employable in microwave research or industrial settings
  • Eminently employable in medical imaging research or industrial settings
  • Exposure and networking with international collaborators

Salary and contract terms
The starting salary is approximately 2500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. The selected PhD student is expected to complete doctoral research and studies within four years in the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering of Aalto University. 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. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Start time is negotiable but sooner is preferable.

Ready to apply?
Please send your application through the “Apply now!” link below and include the following attachments

  • Application cover letter
  • Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degrees with grades
  • Curriculum Vitae (with the list of publications if you have)
  • Description of Master’s thesis project
  • References

Deadline for applications is January 31 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately.

More information
For additional information, please contact Professor Zachary Taylor, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

About Finland
Aalto University is an international community, more than 40% of our academic faculty comes from outside 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: http://worldhappiness.report/news/finland-again-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

More about Aalto University:
Aalto.fi
twitter.com/aaltouniversity
facebook.com/aaltouniversity
instagram.com/aaltouniversity

Interested?


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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

Doctoral Candidate for Over-The-Air Antenna Test Methods in Future Wireless Systems

Application closes on

31.12.2020

Place

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our 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 School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.  

Antennas and Propagation group at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a  

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE FOR OVER-THE-AIR ANTENNA TEST METHODS IN FUTURE WIRELESS SYSTEMS


Job description
The commercial deployment of fifth-generation (5G) cellular wireless has already commenced throughout the world. Radio devices and applications for 5G cellular radios will soon be found in every corner of our life. Conceptualization of future generation wireless, probably called beyond-5G or sixth-generation, has already been in progress. Solid measurements and modeling techniques of user radio devices are one of essential innovations that research community has to support for widespread deployment of future-generation wireless systems and beyond. The present open doctoral position aims at devising novel radio frequency (RF) measurement techniques for future-generation radio devices, particularly focusing on antenna characteristics and their interaction with surrounding objects, for developing improved antenna systems in user devices. 

You as a doctoral candidate will tackle these important research aspects by 

1) Using various scientific approaches including numerical simulations, experiments and mathematical modeling; 
2) Designing and developing an over-the-air antenna test facility for 5G radio devices including millimeter-wave RF, and finally 
3) Evaluating the developed antenna test facility for antenna array comparisons and device conformance tests. 

The work will be embedded into several research projects, including those supported by Academy of Finland and bilateral industrial collaboration projects. The work as such involves interaction with industrial and academic partners committed to the development of future-generation user radio devices.   

Research group
Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda (https://research.aalto.fi/en/persons/katsuyuki-haneda%28ce621548-6d8a-4677-9460-02d43bd665e1%29.html) leads the Antennas and Propagation group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-electronics-and-nanoengineering/antennas-and-propagation), which has been involved in a number of EU FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects on 5G physical layer studies and hence is he well respected in the international scientific and industrial research communities. Applications of the developed knowledge and experimental facilities in 5G cellular to post-5G systems as well as other industries and well-being of society are key research missions of the group. Footage of real-time video transfer demo: https://research.aalto.fi/files/36028335/USRPCapsuleVideoTransmissionDemo_subtitles.mp4 


Requirements for the position
An applicant to this position needs to fulfil the following qualification:  

• A master degree in electrical engineering or equivalent;
• Solid knowledge and design skills of microwave components including antennas OR of radio communication systems;
• Experience of radio frequency measurements OR of advanced electronics instrumentation;
• Efficient and accurate communication skills in English, BOTH in speaking and writing;
• Sufficient skills of relevant computer simulation tools, e.g., MATLAB and/or CST Microwave Studio. 

In addition to above qualification, it is advantageous if the applicant has the following knowledge and skills: 
• Experience in manufacturing and measuring microwave components and systems including antenna systems
• Experience in using and programming universal software-defined-radio peripherals through Labview  


Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2500 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is during the first quarter of year 2021.  


How to apply
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below. Please include the following documents in English. 

• Application letter, including a brief description of your qualification to this position in reference to “Requirements for the position” stated with proper justification
• Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree 
• Abstract of your Master’s thesis, no more than one A4 page 
• Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications if any 
• References, including instructor, advisor and supervisor of your thesis work 

Deadline for applications is December 31, 2020 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately upon receiving new application documents. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 


More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda (katsuyuki.haneda@aalto.fi). In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, firstname.lastname@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 as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/ed/2020/social-environments-for-world-happiness/ . For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

Interested?

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Post expires on Thursday December 31st, 2020

Postdoctoral Researchers in Enzyme Engineering or Biochemistry

Application closes on

31.7.2020

Place

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Position

Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

For “ExtremoForm”, a joint Academy of Finland project at Aalto University and at VTT- Technical Research Centre of Finland, we are looking for a:

Postdoctoral Researchers in Enzyme Engineering or Biochemistry

Formic acid is discussed as an alternative form of hydrogen storage. Our concept is to convert CO2 + H2 directly to formic acid via next generation formate dehydrogenases. Our overall goal is to find, express and engineer formate dehydrogenases to become extremely acid-tolerant. To achieve our goal, we established a consortium involving:  

  • Biochemistry (postdoc with Prof. Silvan Scheller, Aalto)
  • Catalysis (postdoc with Prof. Jan Deska, Aalto):
  • Environmental genomics (with Dr. Malin Bomberg, VTT)

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). One position is in the Scheller group within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems; the other position is in the Deska group within the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science.  

Research description

The postdoc works on the interface towards environmental genomics, with the goal of bringing extremophilic enzymes alive. Key tasks include expression of extremely acid-tolerant formate dehydrogenases, assessment of enzyme parameters in vitro, and to control function via enzyme engineering to push the limit of acid tolerance.

Requirements

To be eligible, you need to:

  • have a PhD in a suitable field, such as Enzyme engineering, biochemistry, catalysis, organic chemistry
  • 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

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

  • Enzymology, protein purification
  • Directed evolution
  • Anaerobic biochemistry
  • Spectroscopic methods (X-ray crystallography, NMR, EPR, Electrochemistry)
  • Organic chemistry/synthesis

We offer

  • High-end laboratory infrastructure and friendly colleagues
  • Opportunity to work in a newly established research group
  • Freedom to bring in own ideas
  • Funding for 2 years with option of continuation

For more information

For additional scientific information, please contact Prof. Silvan Scheller, in matters related to the recruitment process contact HR Coordinator Tiina Torvinen, e-mails: (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

How to apply (deadline 31st of July 2020)

The application should include the following:

  • 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

All materials should be provided in English as pdf files through the online recruitment system.

Review of applications starts on July 1st. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period. Interested?

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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

PhD student to develop new environmental measurement technology

Application closes on

29.11.2019

Place

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

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

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

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

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

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

Interested?
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Post expires on Friday November 29th, 2019

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

Application closes on

16.8.2019

Place

Department of Communications and Networking

Position

Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


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

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


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

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

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

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


Your network and team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More about Aalto University:


Interested?

Apply now!

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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019