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Doctoral candidate in All Copper Redox Flow Battery
Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2019
Title Doctoral candidate in All Copper Redox Flow Battery
University Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering
Espoo, Finland
Department Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Application Deadline Oct. 31, 2019
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Chemistry - General

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 campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

The School of Chemical Engineering is now looking for highly motivated


Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry research group at Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate position in the research of all copper redox flow battery. The group has a long tradition in studying electrochemistry and transport phenomena both at electrodes and in membranes. Emphasis is often put in modelling of transport processes that are inherently coupled to electrochemistry, which means solving transport equations in either closed form or using modern numerical methods and software.

In this position you have the opportunity to be a part of an international EU research project (Horizon 2020, type of action: RIA) that has altogether 11 partners. The project scope is an all copper redox flow battery (RFB) that will be scaled up from the laboratory scale to the pilot scale. Your main tasks would be to study the electrode reactions and to optimize the mem-branes (separators) in the RFB.

To succeed in this position you should be highly motivated in experimental science and have a background in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or a closely related field. Solid skills in experimental electrochemistry and separation technology, process simulation and techno-economical assessment are additional advantages.
You should also have:
M.Sc. in a suitable field
Good written and oral communication skills in English
Experience in carrying out research and working in a team environment
Good skills in calculus and computing, e.g. Matlab and Comsol
Good understanding of electrochemistry and membranes
In this position, you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.

The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2400€/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland’s comprehensive social security system. We expect the candidate to be able to start at the beginning of 2020.
Funding of the position is secured for three years.

If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Lasse Murtomäki In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR coordinator Isabella Itäpalo

Please submit your application through our recruiting system in english a letter of motivation, a complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history, a letter of recommendation or contact details of possible referee(s) and course transcripts of M.Sc. degree with grades.

The call is open until October 31, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately.
Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Professor Lasse Murtomäki
    Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
    Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering
    Kemistintie1, Espoo

  • +358 50 5706352


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