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Doctoral Candidates In Condensed Matter Physics And Quantum Photonics

Published date 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago
Company Aalto University
Company: Aalto University
Location Espoo
Location: Espoo

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 Photonics research group in Aalto University is looking for new

Your goal will be to study the physical 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 quantum photonic 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 be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group  focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group comprises of 12 senior researchers and over 10 doctoral candidates and research assistants.The group is actively involved in a few European projects, such as the ERC advanced project, the EU quantum flagship subproject, the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence on Quantum technologies, the Academy of Finland Flagship on Photonics. Details of the research publications can be found via: .

Your background
•    A Master´s degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics is favorable for the position
•    Good command of English is necessary in this position. Please refer to the language requirements for the School of Electrical Engineering Doctoral programme:

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary is approximately 2500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before September 2020 (negotiable) or as soon as possible.

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 cover letter
•    Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master´s studies with grades and Certificate of MSc degree
•    Curriculum Vitae (with the list of publications if you have)
•    Brief research statement describing your Master thesis project (and your research plan if you have)
•    English language test certificate (if you have)
•    References (the names of referees or recommendation letters)

The call is open until March 31, 2020, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, zhipei.sun(at) In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)

About Finland
Aalto University is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed as the happiest country in the world: For more information about living in Finland: