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Doctoral Candidate in Photonics
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Mar. 26, 2018
Title Doctoral Candidate in Photonics
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering More About This Institution...
Department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Application Deadline May 30, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 31, 2018
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - General

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD student to join the research work.

Your goal as a Doctoral Candidate will be to study optical 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 various photonic and optoelectronic 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.

This research position will supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group is a part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via this link.


  •    Master degree in physics, nanotechnology or related topics is favorable for the position
  •    Good command of English is necessary

Starting salary for a Doctoral Candidate is approximately 2440 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before September 2018 but can be also negotiable.

Apply through the "Apply Online Here" link and include the following attachments:

  •     Application cover letter
  •     Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degrees with grades
  •     Curriculum Vitae (with the list of publications if you have)
  •    Research statement describing Master thesis project
  •     References

Deadline for applications is May 30, 2018 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun

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.

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life (see also the latest UN report here). 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 Zhipei Sun
    Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Tietotie 3, Espoo
    Helsinki, Finland


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