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Postdoctoral Researcher in Laser Physics

Aalto University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Aalto - Finland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €3,600
£3,201.84 converted salary* per month.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th June 2019
Closes: 31st July 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.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Laser Physics

The Micro and Quantum Systems group at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for postdoctoral researcher position in in quantum optics.

The aim is to supervise and experimentally realize a theoretically proposed quantum illumination experiment. This research would make up a new very interesting realizable application field in quantum communications. Knowhow in experimental work in optics is required but also a deep understanding of quantum optics theory is necessary. The chosen person can also participate in the research of optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as 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 Micro and Quantum Systems research group by taking part in guiding M.Sc. students.


You have a doctoral degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topic and proven track record in scientific research.

Research group

This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen. The group focuses mainly on the study of various nanofabrication methods, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, quantum optics theory and experiments. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary is approximately 3600 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, the holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferred starting time is after summer 2019, but this can be also negotiated.

More information

For additional information, please contact Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(at) 

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Please submit your application through our recruiting system by July 31, 2019.

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