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PhD student in the field of Organic Electronics
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Apr. 9, 2019
Title PhD student in the field of Organic Electronics
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering More About This Institution...
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Application Deadline Jun. 30, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately, preferred fall 2019 the latest
  • Graduate Student
  • Nanotechnology
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Chemistry - Organic

Are you looking for a doctoral candidate position in the field of next-generation electronics? The department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is looking for a talented and highly motivated


The research group in Organic Electronics develops materials and organic devices with the scope of developing next-generation electronics. In particular, by using organic molecules, we can develop a novel class of both materials and devices capable of addressing current and future challenges in low-cost and flexible electronics. The group will be launched in the spring 2019 and will be led by Assistant Professor Caterina Soldano, so this is a unique opportunity for the candidate to actively participate in setting-up a Materials & Device Physics Lab.

Job description
In this position, you have the opportunity to conduct experimental research in both materials and device physics. The work is expected to result in high impact scientific publications and communications at national/international conferences. The main research work will be carried out in the field of organic transistors and light emitting devices, with a particular interest for the general understanding of the device properties as well as the overall development and improvement of the performances. In particular, organic light emitting devices (transistors) are a rather yet largely unexplored technology platform, holding tremendous potentials both in terms of fundamental studies as well as technological applications. Large efforts are expected to be devoted to study physical phenomena as charge/field-effect transport and light emission/sensing, with a particular interest for new materials and material’s interface. The PhD training will cover study of materials properties, device fabrication and electro-optical characterization, using state-of-the-art facility available in the Organic Electronics Lab and Aalto University facility (Micronova).

You have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or a closely related field. You are highly motivated in experimental science and earlier scientific activity, such as publications in peer-reviewed journals, and experimental activity in fields such as device fabrication and/or characterization will be considered an additional advantage.
You have:
- MSc degree in Physics, Material Science, Chemistry or a closely related field
- Good written and oral communication skills in English
- Experience in carrying out independent project-based work and working in a highly collaborative environment
- Experience in device fabrication and characterization will be a plus
In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria in In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.

Salary and contract
The starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferred starting time is flexible but no later than fall 2019.

For more Information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Assistant Professor Caterina Soldano

How to apply
Please submit your application through our recruiting system and include the following documents in English

  • A motivation letter stating your personal career goals and how conducting a PhD is aligned with them
  • A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history
  • A letter or recommendation of a supervisor of MSc work or current employer
  • Course transcripts of the previous degree accomplished
    The call is open until June 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff

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Contact Information

  • Assistant Professor Caterina Soldano
    Department of Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Tietotie 3, Espoo


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