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PhD position in Condensated Matter Physics and Quantum Photonics

Aalto University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Aalto - Finland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €2,500
£2,108.75 converted salary* per month, depending on experience and qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th January 2020
Closes: 31st March 2020

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.

The Photonics research group at the Aalto University invites applications for

PhD position in Condensated Matter Physics and Quantum Photonics

Your goal will be to study the physical 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 quantum photonic 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.

Research group

This research position will be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group comprises of 12 senior researchers and over 10 doctoral candidates and research assistants.The group is actively involved in a few European projects, such as the ERC advanced project, the EU quantum flagship subproject, the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence on Quantum technologies, the Academy of Finland Flagship on Photonics. Details of the research publications can be found via:

Your background

You have a Master´s degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics. Good command of English is necessary in this position.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary is approximately 2500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before September 2020 (negotiable) or as soon as possible.

More information

For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, zhipei.sun(at)

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Please submit your application through our recruiting system. The call is open until March 31, 2020, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately.

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