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Doctoral Candidate in Microbial Physiology

Application closes on

30.11.2019

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 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.

The Biochemistry group develops energy-relevant biochemical transformations. We are looking for a

PhD Candidate that is keen to advance research in the field of: Microbial physiology, Metabolic engineering, Genetics or Electromicrobiology

We design microbial pathways to convert CO2 to fuels via the archaeal reductive acetyl-CoA pathway.

One project involves genetic engineering and regulation to convert CO2 and hydrogen into short-chain alkanes. The second project involves direct electron transfer via multi-heme cytochromes to reversibly interconvert alkanes to electricity, a process that mimics the anode of a methane fuel cell at cold temperatures.

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.

Job description

The project may be adjusted according to the talents and preferences of the applicants. Most experiments will be performed in anaerobic chambers or custom-made vessels. It involves pathway engineering in the genetically tractable methanogens Methanococcus maripaludis and Methanosarcina. Tasks areas are:

  • Implementation of pathway-parts from acetogens into methanogens
  • Development of methods to regulate NAD+ vs. NADP+ levels in methanogens
  • Expression of electron-bifurcating hydrogenases
  • Understanding of regulation in methanogens
  • Development of new ways of energy conservation in model methanogens
  • Cultivation of methanogens and methanotrophs in bioelectric systems

Qualification

  • MSc in a suitable field, such as microbial physiology, metabolic engineering, genetics, systems biology, biophysics or biochemistry
  • Be highly committed to science and strive for excellence
  • Develop own smart ideas and think independently
  • Be able to focus on solving tough scientific problems
  • Have good written and oral communication skills in English

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

  • Microbial pathway engineering and regulation
  • Electro(bio)chemistry
  • Metabolic modelling and thermodynamics
  • Quantification of intracellular metabolites
  • Bioinformatics and genetics
  • Biochemistry

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

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 4 years

The salary is defined according to the salary system of Finnish Universities. The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2400€/month and will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits.

For more information

For additional scientific information, please contact Prof. Silvan Scheller (silvan.scheller@aalto.fi), in matters related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Sanni Mero (sanni.mero@aalto.fi).

How to apply (deadline Nov. 30th 2019)

All materials should be provided in English as pdf documents via the link below.

  • Cover letter (start as follows: “I am interested in this position because… “)
  • CV
  • Certificates, courses completed (including grades)
  • MSc thesis (if already finished)
  • Research interest description (mention tasks you are particularly interested to perform)
  • Names and contact details of references

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 Saturday November 30th, 2019

Doctoral Candidate in Integrated Circuit Design

Application closes on

9.12.2019

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 Integrated Circuit Design

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in the integrated circuit (IC) design. We have several positions open on industrial-driven research projects focusing on future communication and miniature radar technologies.

Job description
In this position, you will do research and doctoral studies on integrated electronic circuit design. Your work will be related to our research projects focusing on wireless IC design, particularly for emerging 5G communication. You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS technology. Depending on your interest and background we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more, and fit to teamwork. You need to have some hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools, please document these activities in your application. In particular, we expect that you have gained some experience on using Cadence tools.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.
 
Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and we have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Jussi Ryynänen and Kari Halonen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit’s research.

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 in the autumn of 2019 or early 2020.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Jussi Ryynanen, 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 below. 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

Application period closes on December 9, 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 information pages for international staff.

Interested?
Apply now!

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Post expires on Monday December 9th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in the area of Interaction Design for AR/VR

Application closes on

1.12.2019

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 University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.


At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.
Are you interested in AI-driven interaction design for AR/VR? Are you interested in building AR/VR applications for smart manufacturing and healthcare?


We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to tackle appealing research problems in the area of interaction design for AR/VR.

Your role and goals
The postdoc researcher will work together with computer scientists, electrical engineers, and textile designers on the development of AR/VR applications and wearable haptic interfaces. Besides research work, the postdoc is expected to participate in teaching, such as advising doctoral/master/bachelor thesis students.

Your network and team
The mobile cloud computing group led by Prof. Yu Xiao conducts experimental systems research on novel mobile computing systems and applications for smart manufacturing, mobility and healthcare. The group is carrying out 2 Eu and 3 national projects, and is running a wearables system lab which provides facilities for creating prototypes and conducting user studies.  More information about the research group can be found from mobilecloud.aalto.fi.

Your experience and ambitions
We are looking for candidates with a doctoral degree (or will shortly satisfy the requirement of a PhD) in a relevant discipline, and demonstrated ability to take care of interaction design for digital systems. Experience with AR/VR application development is considered as a plus.

What we offer
The contract period is initially for 1 year, with an extension possibility. The expected starting salary for junior-level postdoc is approximately 3640 Euro/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.

Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by by using “Apply now!” link below by December 1, 2019.  If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to yu.xiao@aalto.fi.

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

  • CV
  • Portfolio (for the applicants with design background)
  • Research statement
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors


More about Aalto University:

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


Interested?

Apply now!

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Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Researchers in Smart Mobility

Application closes on

8.11.2019

Place

Department of Built Environment

Position

Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is an international community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites open applications for

Postdoctoral Researchers in Smart Mobility

The Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering research group is seeking highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researchers who would undertake research in the area of Smart Mobility. The broad research scope includes understanding the impact that automation, digitalization, and servitisation will have in our mobility systems, as well as developing strategies and services aiming for a more sustainable and carbon neutral society. The candidates must have a high motivation for research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team. The candidates must have a high motivation for advancing state-of-the-art research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

The position should start in early 2020 and is intended for full-time work. The selected individuals will work under supervision of Assistant Professor Milos Mladenovic and Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli. The successful applicant will have the possibility to cooperate with top-class researchers worldwide, as well as to attend scientific conferences and meetings. The research group provides strong support and academic freedom with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and continuous career development, both internationally and within Aalto University.

Research areas, requirements, and expectations

The postdoctoral researchers are expected to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Mobility and network traffic management
  • Mobility system architecture design and data fusion
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Agent-based modelling

A prospective postdoc is expected to fulfill the following requirements:

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

The applicant is expected to:

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

These positions are part of a larger contingent of new recruitments of researchers under the Smart Mobility theme.

Duration, financing, and salary

The employment contract is typically for 1–2 years, with an option for renewal. Currently, the starting gross salary for postdoc is around 3500€ per month and may be increased depending on performance. The contracts include occupational health services, while Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki is special in being safe, clean and close to nature, with a high quality of life. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/incoming-international-staff.

How to apply

Applicants must have completed a Doctoral degree in a related field (applications completing their studies during early 2020 will also be considered). To apply, an application must include:

1.       Motivation letter with contact information and preferred starting date (max one A4 page)

2.       Description of research interests in the next two years (max three A4 pages)

3.       CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)

4.       Summary of the Dissertation (max one A4 page)

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with the order specified above). The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply now’ below) by 8 November 2019. Email applications will not be taken into account. 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 application period.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Milos Mladenovic, tel. +358 50 5660 974 or Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli tel. +358 50 3267 947. In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen, tel. +358 50 591 3981. E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Espoo 12.9.2019

Interested?
Apply now!

Read the job description at the unviersity homepage

Post expires on Friday November 8th, 2019

Doctoral Candidate in Integrated Circuit Design

Application closes on

9.12.2019

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 Integrated Circuit Design

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in the integrated circuit (IC) design. We have several positions open on industrial-driven research projects focusing on future communication and miniature radar technologies.

Job description
In this position, you will do research and doctoral studies on integrated electronic circuit design. Your work will be related to our research projects focusing on wireless IC design, particularly for emerging 5G communication. You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS technology. Depending on your interest and background we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more, and fit to teamwork. You need to have some hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools, please document these activities in your application. In particular, we expect that you have gained some experience on using Cadence tools.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.
 
Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and we have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Jussi Ryynänen and Kari Halonen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit’s research.

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 in the autumn of 2019 or early 2020.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Jussi Ryynanen, 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 below. 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

Application period closes on December 9, 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 information pages for international staff. Interested?

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply now!

Post expires on Monday December 9th, 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!

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019