Postdoctoral position in Electromechanics

Aalto University - Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation (EEA)

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation (EEA) is a part of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The Research Group of Electromechanics belongs to EEA. It conducts scientific research and gives highest education in the field of electromagnetic energy converters.

Postdoc position in Electromechanics

Aalto University Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation invites applications for a full-time postdoc position in the Research Group of Electromechanics.

The research carried out in the position will be part of the project “Additional Losses in Electrical Machines” funded by European Research Council and led by Professor Antero Arkkio. The aims of this project are to find out the sources of the additional losses, build numerical models for them and finally use the loss models within structural optimization of electrical machines. A successful applicant should have some experience and strong motivation on working with modelling, simulation and measurement of electrical machines. Both electromagnetic and thermal models will be used. An inverse thermal model may be a useful tool for validating the loss models.

Currently, there are 8 PhD students working for the research group and/or the project. The postdoc will work together with some of these PhD students and help in guiding their research. 10% of his/her working hours should be used for teaching.

This position is offered for two years. The postdoc will receive a salary determined according to the regulations of Aalto University.

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file by April 30, 2017 through the recruitment system via Email applications will not be taken into account.

The application (in single PDF file) should include:

  • Letter of motivation/research statement (1-2 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including detailed contact information and a list of publications,
  • Degree certificates (if not received in Finland or not in English, a certificated English translation)
  • Key scientific publications (maximum 3 papers)
  • Letter of recommendation or contact details of three referees

For further information, please contact the leading professor Antero Arkkio (, HR Coordinator Jaana Hanninen (application process, practical arrangements).

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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