The University of Helsinki is rated within the top-20 universities in Europe and within top-100 in the world; see, e.g., http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2017.html. The research of natural sciences is centered in the Faculty of Science located in Kumpula, Helsinki. The Faculty of Science has research in physics, atmospheric sciences, geosciences and geography, chemistry, mathematics and statistics as well as computer science. The research performed at the Faculty of Science is considered internationally top of the class.
DOCTORAL STUDENTfor a fixed-term position
to its X-ray Laboratory (www.xraylab.fi) to work on x-ray spectroscopy instrumentation and applications.
The project is to use absorption and emission x-ray spectroscopy and inelastic x-ray scattering spectroscopy using the unique in-house x-ray set-ups at Helsinki and international synchrotron light sources to study materials relevant for energy technology and environment. Our main focus is rechargeable-battery technologies to study novel materials for electrochemistry and issues leading to aging of batteries. Participation to our projects in application of spectroscopy to catalysis and biochemistry and –physics is also possible. The work is highly international and includes visits to and possibly longer stays at world leading international synchrotron radiation facilities, most importantly the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, France), MAX-IV Laboratory (Sweden) and PETRA III (DESY, Germany). The student will participate in teaching at the Department of Physics, and has a possibility to obtain pedagogical training.
Your thesis will consist of peer-reviewed publications. We offer a competitive salary, local infrastructure and interdisciplinary and international collaboration network. Our research has a high profile and we publish in top ranking international journals and offer opportunities to participate in international conferences of the field.
The appointee must hold an applicable M.Sc. degree in physics or a closely related science and have good communication skills in English. Previous experience in experimental work and x-ray techniques are considered an asset. The experimental work is complemented with corresponding computational work to analyze and interpret the data, so knowledge in e.g. Matlab, Python, image analysis or other relevant programming skills will be useful.
The applicants are requested to enclose with their application a motivation letter and CV with experience and academic merits to be taken into account. Please submit your application documents as a one single pdf file via the University of Helsinki recruitment system by clicking on the Apply Link. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2018.
We expect that you will be able to start your work in Helsinki latest 1st September 2018, preferably earlier. For any questions, please contact Professor Simo Huotari, simo.huotari(at)helsinki.fi.
30.04.2018 23:59 EEST
Post expires on Monday April 30th, 2018