Postdoctoral Researcher in Bionanotechnology

Aalto University - Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland), is looking for a motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join the group. The chosen candidate will carry out experimental interdisciplinary research on DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly and nanoplasmonics in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent instrumentation and facilities. 

Information about the research group
The Molecular Nanoengineering group operates at the interface between nanoscience, molecular self-assembly, DNA nanotechnology and nanoplasmonics with particular focus on DNA-based artificial molecular systems with functionalities tailored for biosensing, nanoplasmonics and biomimetics. The group is led by assistant prof. Anton Kuzyk. 

For example of our previous research work see Science Advances 3 (2017) 1602803 

For the full list of publication see https://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=yL5QQkwAAAAJ&hl=en 

Position summary
The position will be initially filled for 1.5 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years. The starting salary is approximately 3500€/month. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

The position is located at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus. 

Major responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to conduct high quality research, propose his/her own research ideas and to be an active member of the group/department by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will be decided according to his/her interests and experience. 

Qualifications
An ideal candidate has PhD degree and proven research track record in, for example, applied physics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, bionanotechnology or biophysics. Previous experience in nanomicroscopy (AFM, TEM, SEM), DNA nanotechnology, biosensing is an advantage.

The position also requires excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. 

Application procedure
Apply through the link and include the following items as a single pdf document in English:

  • Curriculum vitae (no size limit)
  • List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
  • Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and certificate of the Doctoral degree
  • Short research statement describing past research and plans for future research
  • Recommendation letter(s) or names and contact details of your previous supervisors 

For more information visit the group web page (http://nbe.aalto.fi/en/groups/molecular_nanoengineering/), Contact Prof. Anton Kuzyk (anton.kuzyk@aalto.fi) for additional information on the research topics and HR Coordinator Mari Kaarni on the application process (mari.kaarni@aalto.fi). 

The position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is identified

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