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PhD candidate in the field of computational chemistry

Application closes on

31.7.2019

Place

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. At Aalto, we are dedicated to societally meaningful research, artistic work and education, with the aim of tackling the complex challenges of our time. We are a community of 4000 faculty and experts and 11 000 students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

PhD candidate in the field of computational chemistry (Prof. Kari Laasonen) at Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering.

The research is related to molecular level modelling of electrochemical reactions. The research will focus on development of new catalysts for electrochemical reduction of CO2 (CO2RR). We will do close collaboration with Prof. Tanja Kallio’s group (in Aalto University) which will synthesis new catalyst for CO2RR. Our aim is to understand the reaction steps on these new catalysts and help to develop even better catalyst.

Requirements

As a successful applicant, the candidate should have good knowledge of quantum mechanical molecular modelling and DFT based methods. Knowledge of surface modelling or electrochemical modelling is appreciated. M.Sc. degree is required and preferably from Physical Chemistry, Physics or equivalent fields. The applicant needs to comply the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering requirements for a Ph.D. student. More details: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralchem/Chemical+Engineering

Salary

Salary will be determined upon competence and experience of the applicant following the salary system of Finnish universities.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Kari Laasonen (e-mail: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi)  

How to apply

The application material should include:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history
  • Transcript of studies

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

The applications are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than 31.7.2019.

Some relevant publications

1)    Mohammad Tavakkoli  et al. (Tanja Kallio, Kari Laasonen) Single shell carbon-encapsulated iron nanoparticles: synthesis and high electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution reaction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 4535–4538 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201411450. Highly cited paper (Web of Science).

2)    Nico Holmberg, and Kari Laasonen, Ab Initio Electrochemistry: Exploring the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Carbon Nanotubes, J. Phys. Chem. C. 119, 16166 (2015).

3)    Tavakkoli, M.; Holmberg, N.; Kronberg, R., Jiang, H; Sainio, J; Kauppinen, E.I; Kallio, T; Laasonen, Kari, Electrochemical Activation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Pseudo-Atomic-Scale Platinum for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, ACS Catal. 7, 3121-3130 (2017)

4)    Garold Murdachaew and Kari Laasonen, Oxygen evolution reaction on pristine and nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes, J. Phys.Chem. C, 122, 25882-25892, (2018), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08519

5)    Nico Holmberg and Kari Laasonen, Diabatic model for electrochemical hydrogen evolution based on constrained DFT configuration interaction, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 104702, (2018). Interested?

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Quantum Photonics and Condensed Matter Physics

7.5.2019

Application closes on

31.7.2019

Place

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Position

Teaching and research positions

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

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

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is now looking for a highly motivated and talented

Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Quantum Photonics and Condensed Matter Physics

JOB DESCRIPTION
In this position you will get to develop quantum devices or other solid state devices based on various nanomaterials, such as one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires) and two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides) and their heterostructures. You will have an opportunity to conduct high quality research independently and to also work as an active member of the research group by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and Doctoral students. The project is part of the current programs of the group funded by ERC, Academy of Finland, EU Quantum Flagship.

RESEARCH GROUP
You will join an active Photonics group, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group conducts research in a motivating and state-of-the-art research environment. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zyAEB5kAAAAJ&hl=en

REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD degree in quantum photonics, condensed matter physics or related topics is favorable for the position
  • Excellent knowledge of quantum photonics or other low-temperature device experiments
  • Proven track record in major scientific research
  • Good command of English is necessary


SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS

The position will be filled for 1–3 years. The expected starting salary for Postdoctoral Researcher is approximately 3600 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time can be negotiated but we prefer you to be able to start before September 2019.

READY TO APPLY
Apply through the “Apply now!” link below and include the following attachments:

  • Application cover letter
  • Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
  • Research plans for future research
  • References

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

MORE INFORMATION
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Doctoral Candidate in Organic Electronics

Application closes on

30.6.2019

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 campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications and radar systems; we develop enabling and groundbreaking solutions for smart living environments and cities. The school is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

Are you looking for a doctoral candidate position in the field of next-generation electronics? The department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in the field of Organic Electronics

The research group in Organic Electronics develops materials and organic devices with the scope of developing next-generation electronics. In particular, by using organic molecules, we can develop a novel class of both materials and devices capable of addressing current and future challenges in low-cost and flexible electronics. The group will be launched in the spring 2019 and will be led by Assistant Professor Caterina Soldano, so this is a unique opportunity for the candidate to actively participate in setting-up a Materials & Device Physics Lab.

Job description
In this position, you have the opportunity to conduct experimental research in both materials and device physics. The work is expected to result in high impact scientific publications and communications at national/international conferences. The main research work will be carried out in the field of organic transistors and light emitting devices, with a particular interest for the general understanding of the device properties as well as the overall development and improvement of the performances. In particular, organic light emitting devices (transistors) are a rather yet largely unexplored technology platform, holding tremendous potentials both in terms of fundamental studies as well as technological applications. Large efforts are expected to be devoted to study physical phenomena as charge/field-effect transport and light emission/sensing, with a particular interest for new materials and material’s interface. The PhD training will cover study of materials properties, device fabrication and electro-optical characterization, using state-of-the-art facility available in the Organic Electronics Lab and Aalto University facility (Micronova).

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or a closely related field. You are highly motivated in experimental science and earlier scientific activity, such as publications in peer-reviewed journals, and experimental activity in fields such as device fabrication and/or characterization will be considered an additional advantage.

You have:
–       MSc degree in Physics, Material Science, Chemistry or a closely related field
–       Good written and oral communication skills in English
–       Experience in carrying out independent project-based work and working in a highly collaborative environment
–       Experience in device fabrication and characterization will be a plus

In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.

Salary and contract
The starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferred starting time is flexible but no later than fall 2019.

For more Information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Assistant Professor Caterina Soldano firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

How to apply
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below and include the following documents in English
• A motivation letter stating your personal career goals and how conducting a PhD is aligned with them
• A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history
• A letter or recommendation of a supervisor of MSc work or current employer
• Course transcripts of the previous degree accomplished

The call is open until June 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff. Interested?

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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Doctoral candidate position for the Aalto Factory of the Future

Application closes on

31.7.2019

Place

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

The “IT in Automation” research group is looking for a PhD candidate for the “Aalto Factory of the Future”. The Aalto Factory of the Future is a research factory to conduct research, innovation and educational activities around emerging trends in industrial automation such as Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things and Flexible Manufacturing. Research projects involve close co-operation with various groups within Aalto University (from the School of Electrical Engineering and the School of Engineering) as well as from leading industries.

The Aalto Factory of the Future aims at developing and demonstrating solutions enabling extreme flexibility of production systems. It evolves around technologies such as robotics, mobile machines, artificial intelligence, distributed computing, edge and cloud computing, active safety, virtual reality, wireless communications, 3D printing, and smart materials.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with a Master degree or equivalent, with a strong background in software development and hands on experience with industrial automation, mechatronics and robotics. In particular, strong programming skills are required. A good bonus is familiarity with formal models of computations. The student will be responsible for the design and implementation of a new automation architecture for the Aalto Factory of the Future.

Salary

We offer a PhD position based on a 1+2+1 years contract. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

How to apply

Applications including, CV, diploma, possible list of publications, and other merits should be addressed to Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Group of Information Technologies for Industrial Automation. Please apply online through the “Apply now!” link below. Send your application in a single pdf-file by 31 July 2019. Applications arriving after deadline will be considered until the position is filled. The position is available from July 2019.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Professor of Practice Jan Blech, jan.blech(at)aalto.fi. For recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, jaana.hanninen(at)aalto.fi.

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

For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

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

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of AALTO’s School of Electrical Engineering. Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation provides a truly inspirational ecosystem, where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, provide an excellent education and produce greater wellbeing for society in general. Its main research focus areas are: control, robotics, autonomous systems, power systems, and Industrial electronics and informatics. The department develops technologies, data models and standards supporting the integration of industrial information systems. Interested?

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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Doctoral Candidate in Multi-physics Analysis and Design of Smart Building Elements

Application closes on 30.6.2019
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 campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications and radar systems; we develop enabling and groundbreaking solutions for smart living environments and cities. The school is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral candidate in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements

The antennas and propagation group at Aalto University invites you to apply for the doctoral candidate position in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements. The important challenge in a smart city is to realise both energy efficiency and connectivity for buildings and its residents. Typical energy-efficient buildings prevent wireless base-station signals from reaching the inside of a building. Hence ensuring indoor connectivity by outdoor cellular wireless infrastructure requires significant innovations in both wireless infrastructure and building elements. This challenge is even more important as the fifth-generation (5G) broadband wireless networks comes into play to support especially wireless indoor connectivity.

Job description
In this position, you have the opportunity to perform state-of-the-art research on electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications in a group recognized worldwide in 5G research. You will co-design antennas and microwave circuits for smart buildings in collaboration with experts from building engineering and material science, both from academy and industry. The multi-physics design and analysis of building elements with embedded antennas and circuits will be performed using Comsol Multiphysics and CST Studio Suite software packages. You will demonstrate the suitability of the novel building elements by fabricating them for electromagnetic, thermal, mechanical and acoustic insulation tests. You will have access to a wide research infrastructure including antenna and circuit fabrication workshops, microwave instruments and antenna chambers. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a high average grade as well as excellent grades from courses on electronics. Those who gained practical experience in microwave circuit design during his/her master’s degree are most welcome for this position. Background and interests in radio communications systems along with experience in radio frequency instrumentation and measurements are assets. Please document all experience in radio frequency designs and measurements in your application.

In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.

Research group
The antennas and propagation group of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized for its 5G research in Europe. We have performed research in radio instrumentation and measurements, radio propagation modeling, and antenna measurement methods for more than twenty years with outstanding outcomes, strong visibility in notable scientific conferences and journals, and a wide network of collaboration around the world. The antennas and propagation group accommodates University Lecturer Dr. Clemens Icheln and four doctoral students as of February 2019. More information about the antennas and propagation group.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time is flexible but no later than fall 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

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

  • Application letter
  • Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
  • Brief description of your research interests
  • References

The call is open until June 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

Interested?
Apply now

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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Doc­toral Stu­dent to the Spa­ti­otem­poral data analysis research group

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

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

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

Doctoral Student to the Spatiotemporal data analysis research group

Aim of the project

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

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

Requirements

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

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

How to apply

Please submit as a single pdf file:

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

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

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

Additional information

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

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

Due date

31.01.2019 23:59 EET

Apply for the position

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019