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Doctoral Candidate in Photonics

Aalto University

Location: Espoo - Finland
Salary: €2,440 +
£2,170.14 + converted salary* per month
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th October 2018
Expires: 9th January 2019

Are you looking for an opportunity to study optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles, one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires), two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications? You'll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Photonics research group by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. students.

The Photonics research group is led by Professor Zhipei Sun, and belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, 2D materials) for photonics and optoelectronic applications. Details of the research publications can be found via this link. The group is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Your experience and skills

  • MSc degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics is favorable for the position
  • Good command of English

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Professor Zhipei Sun, zhipei.sun(at) The position will be filled for 1–4 years. The preferred starting time of employment is before summer 2019, but this can be also negotiated. The expected starting salary is approximately 2440 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. 

Ready to apply? Please submit your application through our recruiting system by January 31, 2019. 

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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