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Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

Application closes on

30.4.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

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.

Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Experimental Magnetism

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate to work on magnetic phenomena in the subfield of magnonics. The project aims at active control of spin waves in magnonic-plasmonic metamaterials on the micro- and nanoscale, which is relevant for the development of energy-efficient analog computing devices. The project is mostly experimental (high-quality thin-film growth, lithography, high-frequency electronic and magneto-optical characterization) but also includes complementary modelling (micromagnetic simulations, plane-wave method calculations, electromagnetic simulations of high-frequency electronic components). Any previous background and experience in some of these topics is considered as an advantage, but strong candidates from other fields of physics are encouraged to apply as well.

REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for a bright and motivated doctoral candidate with an excellent study record in physics or a related discipline up to the level of MSc (awarded or expected soon). Good command of English (both verbal and written) is a mandatory requirement for the position. Applicants must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at completing the PhD degree within 4 years.

SALARY AND WORKING TIME
The salary is based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary is around 2500 €/month and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will initially be made for 2 years and it will be extended by another two years after an approved mid-term review. The total duration of PhD studies is 4 years.

PLACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
As a doctoral candidate, you will join the NanoSpin research group at Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nanospin/). The group focuses on cutting-edge research on electric-field controlled magnetism, magnonics and magneto-plasmonics in hybrid nanoscale structures. The NanoSpin laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for nanomaterial fabrication and advanced electronic, magnetic and magneto-optical characterization. Besides, you will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and microtechnologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment for nanofabrication and microscopy (http://otanano.aalto.fi/en/). As a doctoral candidate in the NanoSpin group, you will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves national and international collaborations.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors. It is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research and technology, science, business, and arts. The NanoSpin group is located on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo (10 km from the city centre of Helsinki), which is one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send the following documents as a single PDF file (all document in English):

(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) 

Apply through the link “Apply now!” at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken (sebastiaan.van.dijken@aalto.fi) or Academy Research Fellow Dr. Huajun Qin (huajun.qin@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
As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. It is the happiest place in the world according to a 2018 World Happiness Report. Finland is the most stable, freest and safest country in the world in 2018. Helsinki is the third best city in the world to live ihttps://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-candidate-phd-student-in-experimental-magnetismn according to a 2016 report by Metropolis magazine. Finland has also been ranked 10th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 of the World Economic Forum.

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Doctoral Candiate in Advanced Marine Structures

Application closes on

1.5.2020

Place

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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 20 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.
Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for

A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION IN ADVANCED MARINE STRUCTURES

Finnish maritime cluster is known internationally for the complex, high-performing and high-value products it makes for challenging marine environment. Structural design of advanced structures is one of the key competences of this cluster. This position is aimed for development of the next generation structural solutions to maritime field. The present position focuses on strength of thin-walled ship structures and their non-linear response. The research methods include both theoretical and experimental techniques. Therefore, the applicants are expected to possess experience on one or several of the following fields:

  • Ship structures and naval architecture,
  • Solid mechanics, material technology and/or lightweight structures,
  • Optimization of structures
  • Analytical, numerical (Finite Element Method) and/or experimental work.

Requirements 

The call is open for candidates with a Master’s degree in marine technology or any other relevant discipline associated with thesis topics. The candidates are expected to be proactive, capable to work in teams, goal-oriented and to possess a good potential in knowledge, skills and attitude towards post-graduate studies in multidisciplinary field of science.
The applicant must fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at Aalto University, School of Engineering.  For more details, see:

https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-EligibilityofapplicantsoftheAaltoDoctoralProgrammeinEngineering

Employment

The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research.  The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online through the link provided below, and include:

  1.  CV
  2. Certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
  3. Summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example) and a statement explaining the suitability and motivation of the candidate for this doctoral position (maximum one A4 page)
  4. Short description of the candidate’s research ideas on one of the following topics (maximum one A4 page):
  • rapid prototyping for novel marine structures
  • computational structural mechanics for multi-scale analysis of advanced marine structures
  • optimization of the material distribution for resilient marine structures

All material should be in English and submitted through the link “Apply now” in PDF format no later May 1st 2020

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide two referees and proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English, if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them.  See the languages requirements: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-Languagerequirements

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

Further information

For additional information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Jani Romanoff and for further details about the application process, please contact HR coordinator Anna-Maija Harju (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

PhD Student Position in Measurement Science and Technology

Application closes on

30.4.2020

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 photometric measurements related to LED-based light sources. We have a new European research project starting in this topic. The laboratory carries out calibrations related with lighting as a national standards laboratory. The applicant will also take part in this activity with customers.

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 April 30th, 2020. 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/

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Nanomechanics

Application closes on

31.5.2020

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 University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, in the capital city region of Finland.

The Quantum Nanomechanics group http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nems/ at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University http://www.aalto.fi/en/, is looking for an outstanding

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

to experimentally work on electromechanical quantum systems. The work is funded by the European Commission under the FET Proactive project Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies (HOT), by the ERC under the project CAVITYQPD, and by the Academy of Finland.

The position is filled and the work can start as soon as suitable candidate is found, but no later than in autumn 2020.

Research team Quantum Nanomechanics

Our ambitious team is focused on fundamental research on the quantum-mechanical properties of micromechanical systems. We use microwave optomechanics based on superconducting microwave cavities and micromechanical resonators made with aluminum or silicon nitride membranes. In our recent work, we demonstrated quantum entanglement between two aluminum resonators [Nature 556, 478 (2018)]. With superconducting qubits, we explore the resonant conversion of quantum information and mechanical motion. Besides electromechanics, we are investigating hybrid devices that aim on controlling ferromagnetic magnons using acoustic waves. In our new efforts, we are interested in the role of gravitation in quantum micromechanics.

Our more applied research, as a part of the HOT consortium, will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices that use various types of optomechanical effects for efficient signal processing. We have realized quantum-limited microwave amplifiers and nonreciprocal components to be used in superconducting quantum technology.

Main tasks and requirements

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for the development and measurement of microwave optomechanical quantum chips, where the core element is a silicon nitride membrane that at very low temperatures becomes nearly isolated from energy losses to the environment. You will accommodate these devices into a quantum-limited detection system comprising of parametric amplifiers and real-time feedback, in order to create non-classical states in novel ways. One goal in the work is to create a setup that is suitable for observing gravitational forces between cold, massive mechanical oscillators, eventually with the oscillators in non-classical motional states.

For this challenging research, we are looking for outstanding candidates 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.

Applying

To apply for the position, please submit your application as a single pdf file containing (all documents in English)

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV including summary of your skills
  • Transcripts of records
  • Contact details of possible referees

Name your application according to Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf. Email a copy to mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi

Apply by the 31st of May through the link “Apply now!” below.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary is around 3600 €/month (before taxes), and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The position will be initially filled for 1 year, with a possible extension for up to 2 years.

Otaniemi physics community

Our lab is located on Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus 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 startups 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 Aalto Centre for Quantum Engineering CQE, and operate in the European Microkelvin Platform collaboration.

Finland

Finland is the happiest place in the world according to a 2019 World Happiness Report. Finland is constantly ranked among the most stable, equal, and safest countries in the world. According to the Metropolis magazine in 2016, Helsinki is the third best city in the world to live in. Helsinki, or the metropolitan region at large, is a city of just the right size. It is large enough such that you will find all you need (besides mountains), but small enough to maintain the connection to nature. For more information, see https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/for-international-staff

 For inquiries, please contact Prof. Mika Sillanpää (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

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Post expires on Sunday May 31st, 2020

Doctoral Candidate Position in Superconducting Qubits and Circuit QED

Application closes on

30.6.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

Position

Doctoral Candidate Positions

  A Ph.D. (doctoral candidate) position in the field of quantum technologies with superconducting circuits is available in the Kvantti group (Superconducting Qubits and Circuit QED) in the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, Finland. Our team is doing research on circuits consisting of superconducting qubits and resonators – presently one of the most promising platforms for future quantum computers and quantum simulators. Moreover, we explore additional applications of these devices for emerging quantum technologies such as supersensitive detection. This field of research has had a tremendous development in recent times, and presently offers plenty of exciting opportunities for developing yourself as a quantum physicist.

    We are looking for a bright, motivated researcher to join our team. You should have excellent study records in physics or related disciplines up to the level of M.Sc. If your M.Sc. research is already in the field of circuit QED, you can also finalize it in our group and then continue with a Ph.D. Prior laboratory experience in the fields of mesoscopic physics, nanoelectronics, cryogenics, microwave electronics, circuit design, clean-room techniques, and instrument programming is a plus but not required. We also encourage applications from theorists with strong interests in developing analytical models and numerical simulations, and who are interested in working closer with experimentalists.

    The successful candidate will have the chance to become an expert in the fast-developing field of quantum simulation and quantum information processing with superconducting qubits. You will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and micro- technologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment in nanofabrication, cryogenics, microscopy, and electronics. OtaNano operates the largest clean room in Northern Europe and our Low Temperature Laboratory (where the group is located) leverages unmatched expertise in cryogenics and low-noise measurements. The skills that you will acquire during your Ph.D. are currently in very high demand both in academia and in high-tech companies: at present, there is a significant level of investment from private and governmental funding agents in the field of quantum technologies. We have several research directions in the group: quantum simulation with arrays of qubits and resonators, quantum metrology below the standard quantum limit using superconducting qubits and machine learning, quantum thermodynamics, and continuous-variables quantum information processing and sensing using parametric amplifiers. You will be part of a vibrant international team striving to advance these exciting research topics, and we offer the possibility to engage in collaborations with industrial partners interested in quantum technologies.

    The starting salary of a Ph.D. student is approximately 2500 €/month (gross), and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will be made initially for two years, then extended to another two years after a successful mid-term progress review. The total duration of Ph.D. studies is four years.

    The research in our group is funded by several research grants, including the Academy of Finland, the European Commission, FQXi, Saab, and the Ministry of Defense.
To apply for these positions, please prepare the following documents as a single pdf file:

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

Apply through the link “Apply now!” at the bottom of this page and e-mail a copy to the group leader. Applications are invited immediately. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2020. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified

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

For further information, please contact the group leader Sorin Paraoanu at firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Studying at Aalto University: In the Kvantti group, you will be part of a vibrant community working on quantum technologies. You will have the opportunity to discuss on a daily basis and collaborate with theorists and experimentalists working on related topics. The group is also part of the Centre for Quantum Engineering at Aalto University and of the Center of Excellence Quantum Technology Finland (QTF) of the Academy of Finland. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students: it is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research in technology, science, business, and arts. Finland is a safe, stable country, enjoying a high standard of living and quality of life. The Kvantti group is located in the Otaniemi campus in the greater Helsinki region, one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe. Helsinki is regularly highly ranked in world city evaluations, with a unique combination of nature and urbanism, offering splendid opportunities for enjoying the sophisticated Nordic culture.

Interested?
Apply now!

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Post expires on Tuesday June 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Superconducting Qubits and Circuit QED

Application closes on

30.6.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

Position

Teaching and research positions

A postdoctoral researcher position in the field of quantum technologies with superconducting circuits is available in the Kvantti group (Superconducting Qubits and Circuit QED) in the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University, Finland. Our team is doing research on circuits consisting of superconducting qubits and resonators – presently one of the most promising platforms for future quantum computers and quantum simulators. Moreover, we explore additional applications of these devices for emerging quantum technologies such as supersensitive detection. This field of research has had a tremendous development in recent times, and presently offers plenty of exciting opportunities for developing yourself as a scientist.

   We are looking for a bright, motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team. You should have excellent study records in physics, engineering, or related disciplines up to the level of Ph.D. (awarded or expected soon). Your skills can be in any area of mesoscopic physics, nanoelectronics, cryogenics, microwave electronics, circuit design, clean-room techniques, and instrument programming. We also encourage applications from theorists with strong interests in developing analytical models and numerical simulations, and who are interested in engaging closer with experimental work.

   The successful candidate will have the chance to become an expert in the fast-developing field of quantum simulation and quantum information processing with superconducting qubits. You will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and micro- technologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment in nanofabrication, cryogenics, microscopy, and electronics. OtaNano operates the largest clean room in Northern Europe and our Low Temperature Laboratory (where the group is located) leverages unmatched expertise in cryogenics and low-noise measurements. The skills that you will develop as a postdoc are currently in very high demand both in academia and in high-tech companies – at present, there is a significant level of investment from private and governmental funding agents in the field of quantum technologies.

   We have several research directions in the group: quantum simulation with arrays of qubits and resonators, quantum metrology below the standard quantum limit using superconducting qubits and machine learning, quantum thermodynamics, and continuous-variables quantum information processing and sensing using parametric amplifiers. You will be part of a vibrant international team striving to advance these exciting research topics, and we offer the possibility to engage in collaborations with industrial partners interested in quantum technologies.

The postdoc salary is approximately 3600 €/month (gross), and can increase as the project goals are achieved.

The research in our group is funded by several research grants, including the Academy of Finland, the European Commission, FQXi, Saab, and the Ministry of Defense.

To apply for this position, please prepare the following documents as a single pdf file:

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

Apply through the link “Apply now!” at the bottom of this page and e-mail a copy to the group leader. Deadline for applications is 30th of June. However, the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

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

For further information, please contact the group leader Sorin Paraoanu at firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Doing research at Aalto University: As a postdoctoral researcher in the Kvantti group, you will be part of a vibrant community working on quantum technologies. You will have the opportunity to discuss on a daily basis and collaborate with theorists and experimentalists working on related topics. The group is also part of the Centre for Quantum Engineering at Aalto University and of the Center of Excellence Quantum Technology Finland (QTF) of the Academy of Finland.

Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students: it is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research in technology, science, business, and arts. Finland is a safe, stable country, enjoying a high standard of living and quality of life.  The Kvantti group is located in the Otaniemi campus in the greater Helsinki region, one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe. Helsinki is regularly highly ranked in world city evaluations, with a unique combination of nature and urbanism, offering splendid opportunities for enjoying the sophisticated Nordic culture.

Interested?
Apply now

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Tuesday June 30th, 2020

Doctoral Candidates in Quantum Nanomechanics

Application closes on

31.5.2020

Place

Department of Applied Physics

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 main campus is located in Espoo, in the capital city region of Finland.

The Quantum Nanomechanics group http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nems/ at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University http://www.aalto.fi/en/, Finland, is looking for outstanding

DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

to experimentally work on electromechanical, or magneto-acoustic quantum systems. The work is funded by the European Commission under the FET Proactive project Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies (HOT), by the ERC under the project CAVITYQPD, and by the Academy of Finland.

The positions are filled and the work can start as soon as suitable candidates are found, but no later than in autumn 2020.

Research team Quantum Nanomechanics

Our ambitious team is focused on fundamental research on the quantum-mechanical properties of micromechanical systems. We use microwave optomechanics based on superconducting microwave cavities and micromechanical resonators made with aluminum or silicon nitride membranes. In our recent work, we demonstrated quantum entanglement between two aluminum resonators [Nature 556, 478 (2018)]. With superconducting qubits, we explore the resonant conversion of quantum information and mechanical motion. Besides electromechanics, we are investigating hybrid devices that aim on controlling ferromagnetic magnons using acoustic waves. In our new efforts, we are interested in the role of gravitation in quantum micromechanics.

Our more applied research, as a part of the HOT consortium, will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices that use various types of optomechanical effects for efficient signal processing. We have realized quantum-limited microwave amplifiers and nonreciprocal components to be used in superconducting quantum technology.

Main tasks and requirements

In his/her project, the DOCTORAL CANDIDATE #1 will work with microwave optomechanical quantum chips, where the core element is a silicon nitride membrane that at very low temperatures becomes nearly isolated from energy losses to the environment. You will accommodate these devices into a quantum-limited detection system comprising of parametric amplifiers and real-time feedback, in order to create non-classical states in novel ways. One goal in the work is to create a setup that is suitable for observing gravitational forces between cold, massive mechanical oscillators, eventually with the oscillators in non-classical motional states.

In his/her project, the DOCTORAL CANDIDATE #2 will realize hybrid devices consisting of superconducting cavities, ferromagnetic magnons, and mechanical or acoustic vibrations. You will design and fabricate devices where GHz vibrations will couple to spin waves through magnetostriction. These will then be integrated in superconducting quantum circuits.

Both the projects involve sample design via electromagnetic simulations, cleanroom fabrication, running of the measurements, and data analysis. At the beginning, the candidates will work together with other group members, both in the cleanroom and with the measurements. Over time, the candidates are expected to gain responsibility of the experimental part. We require the candidates to have a solid background in physics or electronics, and experience either with electrical measurements or clean room microfabrication.

Applying
To apply for the position, please submit your application as a single pdf file containing (all documents in English)

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV including summary of your skills
  • Transcripts of records
  • Contact details of possible referees

Name your application according to Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf. Email a copy to mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi

Apply by the 31st of May through the link “Apply now!” below.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary is around 2500 €/month (before taxes), and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The position is initially filled for 2 years, and following a successful midterm progress review, the contract is continued for another 2 years after which the PhD dissertation is expected to be completed.

Otaniemi physics community

Our lab is located on Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus 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 startups 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 Aalto Centre for Quantum Engineering CQE, and operate in the European Microkelvin Platform collaboration.

Finland

Finland is the happiest place in the world according to a 2019 World Happiness Report. Finland is constantly ranked among the most stable, equal, and safest countries in the world. According to the Metropolis magazine in 2016, Helsinki is the third best city in the world to live in. Helsinki, or the metropolitan region at large, is a city of just the right size. It is large enough such that you will find all you need (besides mountains), but small enough to maintain the connection to nature. For more information, see https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/for-international-staff

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Mika Sillanpää (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Sunday May 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/

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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)

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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019