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1 postdoctoral researcher in the field of microcavities organic light-emitting diodes

Published date 11 months ago
Posted: 11 months ago
Company University of Turku
Company: University of Turku
End date July 2, 2023
Due date: July 2, 2023
Location Turku
Location: Turku

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university that offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point for national and international research and education. University of Turku is extending its research to materials and mechanical engineering, and from the beginning of 2021, a Faculty of Technology was started and with it, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and new research position in that field is now opened.

We are looking for a fixed-term postdoctoral researcher in the field of microcavities organic light-emitting diodes. The task of the postdoctoral researcher lasts 24 months with the possibility of an extension. The starting time for this position would be 01.09.2023, or earlier upon mutual agreement, and the contract duration will be until the 31st of August 2025.

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of the University of Turku is looking for 1 postdoctoral researcher to join the group of Luminous Materials and Devices (LMD) led by Prof. Konstantinos Daskalakis ( We are looking for highly motivated researchers to work on an international collaboration, the SCOLED (Strong-coupling-enhanced nanoparticle array organic light-emitting-diode) project,  funded by the European Innovation Council in its highly competitive Pathfinder Open program. The selected researcher will have a strong collaboration with leading groups in the field namely William Barnes (University of Exeter, UK), Johannes Feist (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain), Jaime Gomez Rivas (Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands) and Päivi Törmä (Aalto University, Finland). Being a member of our team will allow you to benefit from a superb scientific environment and grow your network substantially.

The tasks of this position will involve experimental research that consists of design, physical vapour deposition and advanced optical and electrical characterization of OLEDs.  We will give bonus points to those with a proven record of studies on organic semiconductor photophysics. We also value prior expertise in CAD design of deposition masks and automations.


The postdoctoral researcher position is required to have a Doctoral degree either in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Photonics or related field background.

Candidates who will graduate soon (doctoral students in electrical Engineering, Physics, Photonics or related field) are also encouraged to apply. In these cases, the title is Project Researcher, and the duration of the contract is 6 months. If the relevant degree is obtained within these 6 months, the contract will be upgraded to the correct title with the appropriate change in salary.

The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku rules of Procedure: A person selected for the post of a project researcher is required to have a Master’s degree completed by the end of the application period. The post of postdoctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree completed by the end of the application period and the ability to do independent scientific work as well as have the necessary teaching skills.  

We also expect that you have publications in international peer-reviewed journals of your domain. Since the work will be conducted in an international environment, fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

We offer: The Unit of Materials Engineering offers a young and dynamic community. We support team players to reach their best potential and we give the opportunity to develop your professional skills in a diverse operating environment. We are committed to taking care of your well-being at work and the functionality of your daily life, e.g. flexible working hours and our welfare services.

The salaries are determined in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a postdoctoral researcher, the salary is at levels 4-6 on the job demands chart, where the task-specific salary component is - 2 720,86 - 3 673,96 euros per month. For a project researcher, the salary is at levels 2-4 on the job demands chart, where the task-specific salary component is 2 182,19 -2 720,86 euro per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid in both cases. The personal performance component is 6% – 50% of the task-specific base salary.

There is a trial period of six (6) months for the postdoctoral researcher and a three (3) month trial period for the project researcher.

Applications must be submitted by 2nd of July 2023  (23.59), using the electronic application form of the University of Turku at the following address: The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, degree diplomas, and a motivation letter. Please provide also the names and contact details of two professional references on your motivation letter. In your application, you can tell more detail about your research and suitability for the research project.

For further information contact Prof. Daskalakis (konstantinos.daskalakis(at) ). For questions related to the application process, contact HR specialist Sarian Kotka (sjkkot(at)