Postdoctoral Researcher for the Aalto University-Valio Program

Aalto University - School of Chemical Engineering

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. 

Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering invites applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER for the Aalto University-Valio Program 

Job description
Following the guiding principles to continuously develop innovative products and technologies in the dairy and food industry and to “make the best”, Valio company ( partnered with Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering ( to create the Aalto-Valio Postdoctoral Program. This considers innovative and high impact scientific research in several topics. 

Research area: We are looking for applicants with expertise that can be translated to “Structure and stability in milk powders – optimization of evaporation and drying technologies”. This covers structural aspects of dairy products.  Physical characteristics of dairy powders and changes during storage. Solubility, wettability, flowability and dispersibility properties, caking and organoleptic quality. The position is situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems ( In addition, it will entail close interactions with Valio’s scientists combined with a multidisciplinary team of professors from Aalto University. 

The eligible candidate should have a PhD degree in suitable field and have good written and oral communication skills in English. Preference will be given to highly qualified applicants who completed the doctorate in the last three years. 

The Aalto-Valio Postdoctoral program includes a one-year fellowship that can be extended to more years, depending on performance. The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University and depends on the candidate’s experience.

How to apply
Applications should be submitted through our online recruitment system (link below) and include: 

  • CV (including contact information for 3 referee)
  • A list of refereed publications
  • A short motivation letter
  • A one-page document that includes a generic plan combining the postdoctoral experience with proposed experimental efforts related to any of the topics above

Apply here:

All materials should be in English and submitted in PDF format no later than 13 August 2017.

Further information about the research topic; please contact Professor Orlando Rojas ( For further details about the application process, please contact HR coordinator Sanni Mero (

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.

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