Application closes on 28.2.2019
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 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.
We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated
Doctoral Candidate in Laser Physics
Your goal will be to carry out research in
quantum optics. The aim is to experimentally realize a theoretically
proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a
new very interesting realizable application field in quantum
communications. Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required but
also a deep understanding of quantum optics theory is necessary. The
chosen student can also participate in the research of optical
properties of various nanomaterials, such as two-dimensional layered
materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their
heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications.
You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work
as an active member of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group by
taking part in guiding M.Sc. students. Our target is that you will
acquire the doctoral degree in four years.
This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen. The group focuses mainly on the study of various nanofabrication methods, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, quantum optics theory and experiments. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.
Your experience and skills
- Master degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics is favorable for the position
- Good command of English
- In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University, please check the student information and application criteria
Salary and contract terms
The Doctoral Candidate position will be filled for 1–4 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 2470 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before summer 2019, but can be also negotiable.
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(at)aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)aalto.fi.
Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below. Include the following documents in English 1) Application letter, 2) CV (with the list of publications if you have), 3) Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degree with grades, 4) English language test (if you have), 5) References. Application period closes on February 28, 2019 but we will start reviewing 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 “International staff – Information package” pages.
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Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019