Position for Postdoctoral Researcher in Civil Engineering (Mineral-Based Materials and Mechanics)

Aalto University - School of Engineering

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Position for Postdoctoral Researchers in Civil Engineering

We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Civil Engineering. The position is for a period of 2 years, with a mid-term review, and should start before January 2018. The position is intended for full-time work.

Position is part of a larger funding scheme from the School of Engineering that covers altogether 10 positions in the current call. Those positions will be allocated to the successful applicants at the three departments of the school. Appointments will be made so that they will support the implementation of the Roadmap 2017-2021 of Aalto University’s School of Engineering: http://eng.aalto.fi/en/about/strategy/.   

Teaching duties of the position are limited to about 10% of working hours and are related to Master’s programs of the Department. In addition, modest activity in fund raising and guiding doctoral and master students is also expected. The Postdoctoral Researcher’s principal task is to conduct high quality research in the following theme: 

  • Mineral-Based Materials and Mechanics 

In the application, the candidate should clearly state the theme(s) his/her research would focus on and indicate how it is in line with the ongoing research of the group.

Research environment:
The successful candidate will work within the research groups of related themes. The department has good laboratory facilities including laboratories of structures, concrete, structural physics, fire safety, soil mechanics and asphalt technics.

Applicants must i) have completed a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) manifest a strong background in the research area s/he is applying for, and iii) show a strong publication record. Fluent English is required.

To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page)
  • Research plan on the selected research area of the Department (mandatory to indicate clearly which one) (max three A4 pages). Will be evaluated against scientific quality and relevance to the School of Engineering’s Road Map 2017-2020
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page)
  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system no later than on 31st of August 2017. Please see further instructions on the website for job: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1407/. Email applications will not be taken into account.

For more information: For further details about the position, please contact Head of Department, Professor Jari Puttonen (as of 10th of July) and for further information regarding the recruitment process, contact HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi (as of 31st of July). Emails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi 

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

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