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Doctoral Researcher (Functional Nanomaterials) / Väitöskirjatutkija (Toiminnalliset Nanomateriaalit)

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The Functional Nanomaterials is a part of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Unit within the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences of Tampere University. The research in the newly formed Functional Nanomaterials Research Group focuses on new generation functional material design for advanced applications. The research interests are broad, ranging from supramolecular chemistry, functional metal nanoparticles, hydrogels, and advanced materials for biomedical applications. The group also has expertise in the detailed characterization of nanomaterials (high-resolution electron microscopy, cryo-TEM, electron tomography), soft materials (rheology), composite materials (tensile and compression testing) and solid-state NMR. The group has active academic and industrial collaboration with several international and national research groups in nanomaterials and cancer biology. 

Job Description

The Functional Nanomaterials research group is looking for a talented and highly motivated Doctoral Researcher to start in Autumn 2020. The doctoral thesis work of the Doctoral Researcher is funded for four years. The focus of the thesis project will be on developing Nanoparticle-based Sensors. The sensors will respond to various environmental conditions, selectively sense contaminants or analyte for developing rapid detection tools, for example, pathogen detection and cancer diagnostics.

In the project, the candidate will focus on the synthesis and characterization of metal nanoparticles, develop sensor platforms, and study their application together with our collaborators. The Doctoral Candidate will get assistance, supervision and training from experienced senior researchers. Besides, the duties of the Doctoral Researcher will include teaching, amounting to approximately 5% of their annual working hours, unless there are justified reasons to the contrary.


The successful candidate must hold an applicable higher university degree in the field of chemistry materials science, nanoscience, or the interface of chemistry and biology. The candidate must have the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies in materials science and complete a doctoral degree.

The successful candidate should be highly motivated in research activities. The candidate should have a background in chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, biomaterials, bioscience, or a related field. Experience in laboratory work, nanoparticle synthesis, bioconjugation, working with microscopes or material modeling, and simulation skills are considered beneficial. Since the project will involve collaboration with other disciplines, it is expected that excellent oral and written communication skills and a good knowledge of the English language (both written and spoken) are required. Please also note that the position of Doctoral Researcher requires you to be admitted to post-graduate studies at Tampere University.

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We offer

The position is filled for a fixed-term period of one year. The expected commencement is as soon as possible, in Autumn 2020. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.

The salary is based on both the job demand and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the university salary system. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 2-4. Typically, the starting salary for a Doctoral Researcher is 2300-2500 EUR/month.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. We value interdisciplinarity, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. We are strongly committed to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education.

How to Apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 22nd June 2020 (at 23.59 EEST (GTM+3)/ 20.59 UTC)

Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:
 •    Curriculum Vitae according to the TENK template  
 •    List of publications (if applicable) Academy of Finland guidelines
 •    Copy of Master’s degree certificate / diploma and transcript of record
 •    English language certificate of proficiency (if available)
 •    Motivation letter, including short introduction of the applicant, previous research work and future plans (max. 1 A4 page, 12pt.)

For further information, please contact: 

Dr. Nonappa (nonappa@aalto.fi)

HR Partner Miia Haikonen (miia.haikonen@tuni.fi)


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Toiminnalliset Nanomateriaalit on osa Kemia ja uudet materiaalit -ryhmää Tampereen yliopiston Tekniikan ja luonnontieteiden tiedekunnassa. Vastikään perustetun Toiminnalliset Nanomateriaalit -ryhmän tutkimus keskittyy uuden sukupolven toiminnallisten materiaalien suunnitteluun ja niiden kehittyneisiin sovelluksiin. Tutkimusryhmä hakee joukkoonsa lahjakasta ja motivoitunutta tohtorikoulutettavaa syksystä 2020 alkaen.


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Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 22.6.2020 klo 23.59.Application period starts: 2020-05-25 10:00Application period ends: 2020-06-22 23:59

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