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Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Fellow in wireless power transfer and handling
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

  • Apr. 21, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Fellow in wireless power transfer and handling
  • Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
  • Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
  • Jun. 30, 2017
  • Autumn 2017
  • Post-Doc
    Professional Staff
  • Physics - General
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The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Fellow to develop a new research program on wireless power transfer and handling. The Department has strong competence in microwave engineering, electromagnetics, and energy harvesting from microwaves to optics. We see here an important and timely opportunity to widen our research scope focusing on new application areas.

The planned program in wireless power transfer and handling will develop and broadly extend the on-going research of the department in this field. This position will offer multidisciplinary cooperation with several professors in the department, especially Sergei Tretyakov (metamaterials and metasurfaces), Keijo Nikoskinen (electromagnetics and numerical methods), Katsuyuki Haneda (RF measurements and modeling), Antti Räisänen (terahertz techniques), Konstantin Simovski (thermophovoltaics, solar cells), Kari Halonen (microwave power harvesting), and Ville Viikari (wireless sensors). The department has new experimental facilities from radio to terahertz and near infrared, as well as powerful computer clusters.

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


  • Doctoral degree in electrical engineering or physics
  • Proven track record in scientific research
  • Excellent knowledge of:

Electronics and microwave techniques Fundamental and applied electromagnetics (including experimental aspects) Numerical electromagnetic simulators
  • Good command of English is necessary

The position will be initially filled for 1.5 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years. The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3500-3800 €/month and for a Research Fellow approximately 4000€/month, both depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferable starting time is during the autumn term but can be also negotiated.

Apply for this job through the "Apply for this job" link below (we cannot consider applications sent by e-mail) and include the following attachments:

1) Application letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and certificate of the Doctoral degree, 4) List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted, 5) Research statement describing past research and plans for future research, and 6) References.

Deadline for the applications is June 30, 2017, but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For additional information please contact Professor Sergei Tretyakov,
For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Secretary Akseli Kohtamaki, e-mail

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. 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. As a living and work environment, Finland consistent ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland:

  • Aalto University has declared to commit to the Principles of the European Commission’s Recommendation The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In accordance with its Equality Plan, Aalto University has made a commitment to act as an equal-opportunity employer which makes its recruitment decisions on the basis of competence, skills and aptitude.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Sergei Tretyakov
    Department of ELE
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    TUAS, Maarintie 8


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