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Doctoral Candidate Position in Artificial Intelligence

The candidate will join a research project about artificial intelligence applications in manufacturing and construction industries. The candidate is responsible for algorithm development and system prototyping.

Target degree: Doctor of Science (Technology)

Study time: Four years (when studying full-time)

Supervisor: Prof. Yu Xiao (mobilecloud.aalto.fi)

Starting date: September 1st, 2018 or any other mutually agreeable date

Site of Research: Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET), School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

Research area: artificial intelligence in manufacturing

Optional topics: wearable cognitive assistance, deep video analytic

The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in electrical engineering, computer science, cognitive science or in a related study with excellent results.  The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

For the candidate qualified for the current position, an official Aalto University application process for doctoral studies will be accomplished. Hence, before preparing his/her application for the current call a candidate should ensure that the corresponding formal requirements will be fulfilled: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralelec/Admission+requirements

Skills and qualities required to apply

  • Basic knowledge of computer vision and machine learning
  • excellent programming skills, preferable in multiple languages
  • good written and oral communication skills in English
  • good organization skills
  • rigorous thinking
  • ability to work independently
  • research experience in the field of computer vision or machine learning is considered a plus

Application (in English) should consist of

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts of studies
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers
  • Proof of English proficiency

The applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than June 15, 2018.

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 applied during the application period.

Further information: Assistant Professor Yu Xiao, yu.xiao@aalto.fi (research related information) and HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi katja.korpinurmi@aalto.fi (application process, practical arrangements)

About Aalto University and Finland: 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. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

Living up to our values: As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

 

Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

Doctoral Candidate in Quantum Nanomechanics

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 campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, 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 an outstanding

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE

to initially work on electromechanical quantum systems under the EU Horizon 2020 FET Proactive project Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies (HOT), and later on closely related projects funded by the Finnish Academy

The position is filled and the work can start as soon as suitable candidate is found, ideally early fall 2018.

The HOT consortium is European-wide, joining the leading experimental and theoretical research groups and industrial partners working on optical and superconducting realizations of the interaction of light with mechanical motion. The consortium will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices, which connect, or contain, several platforms at the nanoscale in a single hybrid system. The consortium will aim on realistic applications in the existing application domains of medical (e.g. MRI imaging), security (e.g. Radar and THz monitoring), positioning, timing and navigations (Oscillators) and for future quantum technology.

At Aalto, we will focus on the quantum technology aspect, with the goals of using and generating squeezed and entangled states of mechanical oscillators, cavities, and propagating EM fields at cryogenic temperatures. Besides the future quantum technology, our studies will shed light on the quantum behavior of nearly macroscopic objects.

The DOCTORAL CANDIDATE will at the beginning work together with other group members, both in the cleanroom and with the measurements. Over time, the candidate is expected to gain responsibility of an own experiment. We require the candidates to have experience either in cryogenic measurements, or clean room techniques and e-beam lithography.

Applying

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

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Summary of your skills
  • Description of your research interests
  • Transcripts of records
  • Contact details of possible referees

Apply by the 30th of June through the link “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page.

Name your application according to Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf. Email a copy to mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi Please, include the names of three references and ask one of them to send a letter of reference directly by e-mail to Professor Mika Sillanpää (mika.sillanpaa@aalto.fi).

Salary, working time and place

Salary will be based on the salary system of Finnish universities, and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time.

For the DOCTORAL CANDIDATE, 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, followed by a midterm progress review. In case of sufficient performance, the contract is continued for another 2 years after which the PhD work is expected to be completed.

The position is located on Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus in the premises of the cryogenic facilities at the Low Temperature Laboratory.

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

Living up to our values

As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

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Post expires on Saturday June 30th, 2018

Doctoral candidate position in mechanics of lattice materials

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

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for

A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE POSITION IN MECHANICS OF LATTICE MATERIALS 

Developing faster and more efficient transport requires new lightweight materials with enhanced properties, and lattice materials have the potential to fulfil this need.  Lattices are interconnected arrays of struts, like honeycombs, and these can be made from any existing solids (polymer, metal, or ceramic).  Lattices possess one major advantage over conventional engineering materials: their architecture can be designed to achieve unique combinations of mechanical properties, such as high strength at low densities.

The objective of this project is to investigate the behaviour of novel lattice topologies.  The challenge will be to optimize their geometry to maximize the strength and toughness of the lattice.  This will be achieved using a combination of finite element simulations and mechanical testing on lattices manufactured by 3D printing.

What we offer
You will be joining a growing research group where you will be able to influence the direction of the research project.  You will have a flexible schedule, and be surrounded by smart colleagues from all over the world.  You will have the opportunity to develop your skills through research, courses and staff training programs.  Finally, you will enjoy one of the best quality of life in the world.  Finland is the best country in the world according to a Newsweek 2010 study, and Helsinki is the 9th most livable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit ranking 2016.  The World Economic Forum ranked Finland the world’s safest country in 2015, and Finland was the happiest country in the world in the 2018 World Happiness Report.

Requirements 
The call is open for candidates with a Master’s degree in civil/mechanical engineering, applied physics or a relevant discipline.  A strong background in structural and solid mechanics is necessary.  In addition, experience in both mechanical testing and finite element simulations (preferably with the software Abaqus) are highly desirable.  There is flexibility regarding the proportion of testing and simulations in this project and therefore, candidates who have a strong background in one aspect, but are relatively inexperienced in the other are also encouraged to apply.  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/Admission+requirements

Employment
The position is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and may include some work as a teaching assistant in courses.  The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is first made for one year, and the extension is subject to the advancement 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. Motivation letter (maximum one A4 page, providing clear evidence of how your skills and experience are related to this project)
2. CV
3. Transcript of academic records (certified copies)

All material should be in English and submitted in PDF format no later than Friday June 8, 2018.  Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide references and proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English.  See the languages requirements:
https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/Application+instructions#Applicationinstructions-LanguagerequirementsLanguagerequirements

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 Assistant Professor Luc St-Pierre (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Post expires on Friday June 8th, 2018

Doctoral Candidate in Mathematical Programming and Optimisation

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

Doctoral Candidate in Mathematical Programming and Optimisation

The System Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is looking for a candidate to develop research in the area of optimisation under uncertainty under the supervision of Prof. Fabricio Oliveira, with specific emphasis on data-driven adaptive/robust optimization and/ or stochastic programming methods. Areas of application are production planning and supply chain management problems; however, they can be agreed according to the candidate background and research interests.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong knowledge in optimisation/ mathematical programming and strong programming skills. Experience in machine learning, decomposition methods, stochastic programming, and robust optimization will be greatly valued, but are not mandatory. An excellent command of English is required.

The approximate timescale for completing the doctoral degree is 4 years. The employment and doctoral student admission decisions will be made in August / (they are made once a month, except in July), and the new doctoral students will start at latest in September 2018. The employment will be two years full-time for the first contract, which can be extended to cover the remainder of the doctoral study. The maximum funding period is 4 years. The initial salary is €2449 and the contract includes occupational health care and social security benefits.

The Doctoral Program at Aalto University is intended for the candidates of excellent academic background motivated in pursuing a full-time doctoral program and producing cutting-edge research of the highest international level. Applicants must fulfil the admission requirements to the Aalto Doctoral Programme of Science and, if chosen for position, apply for and obtain the right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto. For more information on the general requirements and the application process for post-graduate studies, please visit https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralsci/Applying+for+doctoral+studies.

Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience by May 31, 2018 through the eRecruitment system via the link ´Apply for this job´. Your application should include the following documents:

  • Motivation letter (maximum one A4 page, important: provide clear, but honest, evidence of your skills related to the research description and requirements above);
  • preliminary research plan describing research interests, accomplishments, and skills related to the research description above (two A4 pages);
  • Academic CV;
  • Transcript of academic records (certified copies in English) and proof of English proficiency (if the degree is not in English);
  • Two reference letters (contact details suffice for references from Finland)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, and age. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals from all sectors of the community.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Professor Fabricio Oliveira or HR Coordinator Johanna Glader (application process). E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Living up to our values  

As a community of high ethics, we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018

Doctoral Candidate in Photonics

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD student to join the research work.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Your goal as a Doctoral Candidate will be to study optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles, one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires), 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 Photonics research group by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. students.

RESEARCH GROUP
This research position will supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, 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 Photonics group is a part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via this link.

REQUIREMENTS
•    Master degree in physics, nanotechnology or related topics is favorable for the position
•    Good command of English is necessary

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS
Starting salary for a Doctoral Candidate is approximately 2440 €/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. Preferable starting time is before September 2018 but can be also negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY
Apply through the “Apply for this job” link below and include the following attachments:
•    Application cover letter
•    Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degrees with grades
•    Curriculum Vitae (with the list of publications if you have)
•    Research statement describing Master thesis project
•    References

Deadline for applications is May 30, 2018 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, e-mail firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
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 more than 400 professors.

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life (see also the latest UN report here). For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

Post expires on Wednesday May 30th, 2018

Doctoral Candidate in Computational Mechanics

 

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

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for DOCTORAL CANDIDATE IN COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS 

We are looking for a doctoral student to work on numerical modelling of fragmentation of quasi-brittle materials. In more detail, you will study breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks. These phenomena occur under compressive loads in ice block to ice block contacts. The fragmentation process is complicated, and requires novel numerical modelling techniques. Modelling may need to be done on different scales, which may have to reach from very high resolution modeling to simplified contact models on larger scale. Even if the first application of the research is in sea ice, the research relates to other fields that include material fragmentation and fracture, and/or quasi-brittle materials.

As part of your research, you will participate in development of an in-house code for modelling the fragmentation problem. Our current code is an explicit particle-based simulation code (discrete element method). we are open and flexible with the changes on modelling approaches if needed: the focus of this fragmentation study is in complex problem including a multi-fracturing, but initially solid material, and we look for the best solution.

You will be working as part of the Arctic Marine and Ice Technology group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A central part of our research is numerical modelling accompanied by novel experiments, which are both conducted to study the sea ice failure processes, and ice fracture and fragmentation. As part of the research, you will also attend in performing unique experiments to validate the results of the numerical modelling. For the experimental work, you will get support from our group and other researchers with experience on experimentation on ice.

Requirements 

The call is open for candidates with a wide range of backgrounds. Most importantly, high level of interest and motivation towards, and deep understanding on, solid and computational mechanics is required. The background may come from applied or computational mechanics, material modelling, mechanical, marine or civil engineering, engineering physics, computer sciences, or other disciplines related to computational mechanics. Prior experience on working with Matlab, C, C++, Python or Fortran on mechanics is considered a plus. Experience on sea ice is not required. The applicant for the position must have a Master’s degree when starting the work (if you are soon finishing you Master’s and want to apply, send us an email), and must fulfill the requirements for doctoral students at the Aalto University School of Engineering (see https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/Admission+requirements)

Employment 

The position is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and may include some work as a teaching assistant in our courses. The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is 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 for a doctoral candidate position 

The application material includes
1. Motivation letter (maximum one A4 page, important: provide clear, but honest, evidence of your skills related to the job description and requirements above) 2. CV and other proof of scientific activity (publications, conference papers etc.)
3. A 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 4. An English abstract or summary the MSc thesis
5. Any other supporting documents, like recommendation letters
6. Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of them (see https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraleng/Application+instructions#Applicationinstructions-LanguagerequirementsLanguagerequirements)

All material should be submitted in English.

Applications with attachments (in pdf-format) are to be submitted no later than 31st of December 2017 through the link “Apply for this job” below. The position will be fulfilled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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, please contact Assistant Professor Arttu Polojärvi (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

Living up to our values  

As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018