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The School of Chemical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. It combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.
The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science is looking for:
Postdoctoral Researcher to work on Nanoscience for biomedical applications
You will be developing superhydrophobic surfaces that will be used for single cell labelling and other biomedical applications. Your work will contribute towards the fields of biotechnology and nanoscience with the aim of improving medical diagnostics and single cell analysis.
Your task will include developing and fabricating micro- and nanoscale superhydrophobic surfaces and devices. You will also work together with collaborators on developing the biomedical applications.
Your background and expertise
We are looking for a researcher who has passion to become a scientist working in an interdisciplinary topic combining micro-and nanoscience to biomedical and biomaterials science.
We expect the candidate to have a doctoral degree and a strong background in one
of the following. The other aspect can be learned on the job.
What we offer
- Micro- and nanofabrication, for example optical or e-beam lithography, film deposition and etching. Typical characterization techniques, electron microscopy, goniometry.
- Expertise in working with single cell labelling or trapping (with droplet microfluidics or microwell arrays for example) or applications of superhydrophobic surfaces in biomedical science.
We offer an inspiring scientific environment. You would work in the facilities of Micronova in Otaniemi in a project headed by Dr. Ville Jokinen and you would become part of the Microfabrication group
(led by professor Sami Franssila).
You will also have an opportunity to be involved in collaboration with a research group in University of Helsinki (Faculty of Medicine) in order to develop the biomedical applications.
The expected starting salary for a postdoctoral researcher is approximately 3570€/month. This is a fixed term position for 18 months.
The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.
Starting date will be late summer to fall of 2023. Exact date per agreement.
Ready to apply?
If you would like to join our community, please submit your application through our online recruiting system by using the link provided. Please include the following documents in English.
Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.
- Motivation letter: free form 1 page letter where you describe yourself and why you are interested in this particular position.
- CV describing education and employment history
The call is open until Friday June 9th, 2023, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
If you have any questions, Dr. Jokinen is happy to give you more information about the position ville.p.jokine(a)aalto.fi
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.
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