Doctoral Candidate in Nanostructured Electromagnetic Materials

Aalto University - Department of Radio Science and Engineering

The Department of Radio Science and Engineering at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a Doctoral Candidate to join the research group of nanostructured electromagnetic materials led by Professor Constantin Simovski.

Research work of the doctoral candidate will focus in particular on creation of advanced magnetic resonance imaging systems enhanced by metamaterials. The doctoral thesis project will be made in the frame of a research project funded by the European Union and the project tasks for Aalto University are as follows:

  • Metasurfaces for decoupling of radiofrequency antennas for 3 Tesla MRI
  • Bulk metamaterials for radiofrequency magnetic field enhancement and control of the spatial distribution of electromagnetic fields in the patient body for 3 Tesla MRI
  • Prospective metamaterials and metasurfaces for 7 Tesla MRI

These tasks are common with those referred to ITMO University, St. Petersburg in the EU-project and research work is done in close collaboration with them. The doctoral study program includes several research visits to ITMO University, mainly related to experimental investigations. The tentative supervisor from ITMO University is Associate Professor Stanislav Glybosky. The doctoral research is multidisciplinary – on the edge between radio physics and signal processing.


  • Master’s degree in Radio Science and Engineering or closely related field
  • Good knowledge of electrodynamics
    • Knowledge of signal processing is an advantage
  • Good command of English is necessary

The position will be initially filled for 1 year, with possible extensions max to 4 years altogether. The expected starting salary for Doctoral Candidate is 2300 €/month, and it will increase with performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time is February 2017.

Apply through the link “Apply for this job” below and include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter describing research interests and motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certificate of the MSc degree
  • Study transcript of the Master´s degree with grades
  • List of publications (if any) or representative paper (e.g. thesis)
  • Names and contact information of references

Deadline for applications is Jan 9, 2017 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Home page of the research group of Constantin Simovski. For additional information please contact Professor Konstantin Simovski, Questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Secretary Akseli Kohtamaki, e-mail

The Department of Radio Science and Engineering of the School of Electrical Engineering is located at Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. 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 University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. As a living and work environment, Finland consistent ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland:

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