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Staff Scientist In Indoor Air Analytics

Published date a week ago
Posted: a week ago
Company Aalto University
Company: Aalto University
Location Espoo
Location: Espoo

Aalto University is an international 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 University has six schools with nearly 20 000 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering is recruiting for a 

Staff Scientist in Indoor Air Analytics

The vacancy is at the Department of Civil Engineering, see at Aalto University In accordance with Aalto University´s living strategy,, our call is to support the shaping of a sustainable future using Aalto’s three core values: responsibility, courage, and collaboration.  Currently, the department has 16 professors supported by lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 115. The department and school have well-equipped research infra and access to national scientific computing services. We are located at Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo where several research institutions and organizations have their laboratories.

The duties in the position

  • development, maintenance and monitoring of the indoor air analytics, support chemical analyzes and measurement methods in laboratories and analyzes related to paid service operations in Aalto University’s School of Engineering together with professors and technical personnel.
  • active promotion, leadership and management of competitive funding applications to support the laboratory.
  • active networking and collaboration with other research teams in the field
  • active research work which results in publications in high impact journals
  • instruction of B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. students in topics related to indoor air analytics
  • contribution to teaching and instruction/supervision of master- and doctoral-level students in indoor air analytics
  • teaching indoor air analytics in master's level courses

We are looking for applicants with

  • a doctoral degree in indoor environment technology or a related field, with emphasis in chemistry
  • technical know-how in/ experience in collecting samples, performing analyses (indoor air analytics) and interpreting results as well as general maintenance the following laboratory equipments:
  • Gas chromatography- mass spectrometry
  • Emission chambers (study of chemical emissions)
  • Particle meters and online chemical contaminant meters
  • Various microscopes (e.g. electron microscope and fluorescence microscope)
  • Andersen impactor and RCS equipment
  • capability to learn the use of the Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • experience in teaching and advising students’ theses or mentoring junior staff
  • capability for both independent and teamwork
  • high level communication skills, fluent oral and written English
  • in addition, experience in  project management and researcher experience in national and international projects (e.g. EU and Academy of Finland). The majority of salary comes from projects.

Research environment

The successful applicant will join a young and dynamic team of world-class researchers at Aalto University’s School of Engineering funded by the Academy of Finland and European Research Council. Aalto University is a public research university which was established in 2010 after a merger of three major Finnish universities. It is consistently highly ranked in the areas of science, art, technology and business. The University’s main campus is located in Espoo, approximately 15 minutes by metro from the center of Helsinki. Helsinki is a safe, clean, green capital city with a very high quality of life. Most Finns speak English fluently. More information about living and working in Finland can be found at

Salary and contract terms

The Staff Scientist position will be permanent. The starting salary will be set according to Salary System for Universities. The starting date can be negotiated but it should be in May 2024 at the latest.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system using link “apply now” below no later than 10.4.2024.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us in English in PDF format

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae, including names and contact details of three referees, in the format recommended by TENK (
  • List of publications, with the 3 most significant publications highlightedA research statement describing your current research and future research plans at Aalto (max. 3 pages)  

Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position by using their existing Workday user account. Please see how to do it here.

More information:

If you wish to hear more about the position or us, please contact staff scientist Raimo Mikkola, [email protected] In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Partner Merja Seppänen, [email protected]  

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People, and Shaping a Sustainable Future. And this webpage about Aalto and Finland.

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