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Postdoctoral Researcher In The Area Of Battery Materials Characterization And Recycling
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 13 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 500 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering focuses on sustainable utilization of raw materials, designing and developing more efficient processes for new materials and products. We as chemical engineers contribute to the future society with sustainable processes enabling circular economy and bioeconomy.
We are looking for
Postdoctoral Researchers in the area of Battery Materials Characterization and Recycling
We are looking for two highly motivated Postdoctoral Researchers to join research projects supported by the Academy of Finland. In this position, you will join multidisciplinary initiatives strategically designed to establish the scientific and engineering principles supporting the Circular Economy by combining knowledge on material sciences and process engineering.
Your role and goals
In Hyper-sphere, you will be responsible for developing characterization methods for battery materials after electrochemical treatments in order to establish the impact of pre-processing stages on their recycling efficiency.
In SmartCycling, you will carry out materials characterization and experimental validation of processes optimized through process simulation and machine learning.
Your experience and ambitions
We are looking for independent and highly motivated individuals with a Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Environmental Engineering, Recycling Engineering or similar fields. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of characterization techniques (scanning electron microscopy and/or automated mineralogy are particularly welcome), recycling processes and an understanding of the correlation between the intrinsic properties of materials and their recycling potential.
Excellence in scientific writing and publishing is expected, and good command of English is a necessary prerequisite. Knowledge of HSC-Sim® and other process simulation software is considered an asset.
For more information
For more information regarding the position, please contact Assistant Professor Rodrigo Serna. Email: [email protected].
Mineral Processing and Recycling group
What we offer
The starting salary will be based on Aalto University´s recommended levels, increasing with a performance over time. The contract includes occupational health and social security benefits. The starting date is negotiable. The annual total workload of academic staff at Aalto University is 1 600 hours.
Our vast array of professional development opportunities means you will grow and learn, having the chance to participate actively in staff trainings and development projects based on your interests and needs.
We work in a hybrid way, and the primary workplace is Otaniemi, Espoo. The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, 13,000 students and 4,500 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections along the recently opened metro line.
Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our online recruitment system no later than 31.5.2023 by using the link on Aalto University’s webpage (“Apply now”). If you are an Aalto employee, please apply via Workday system (internal jobs).
- 2 minute free-form video “cover letter” (provide the link to Youtube or other video sharing platform)
- A letter of motivation, stating research interests (max. one A4)
- CV (including list of publications)
- A letter of recommendation or contact details of a possible referee
- Transcript of university studies
All materials should be submitted in English (PDF format).
Please note: Aalto University’s employees should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Internal Jobs by using their existing Workday user account.
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