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Doctoral Candidates in Circuit Quantum Thermodynamics
Aalto University

Date Posted Mar. 24, 2022
Title Doctoral Candidates in Circuit Quantum Thermodynamics
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T304 Dept. Applied Physics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - General
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
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 main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community. 

Pico group in the Department of Applied Physics is now looking for

Doctoral candidates in circuit quantum thermodynamics

to work on our projects on superconducting and mesoscopic hybrid quantum circuits. Our interest is circuit quantum thermodynamics with particular projects on photonic heat transport and single microwave photon detection, quantum thermometry and refrigeration, and studies of stochastic thermodynamics with single electrons. We are now looking for new doctoral candidates to one or two of these projects.

Your role and goals

You will be working in a research group in close collaboration with senior experimentalists and theorists and fellow students. Please read more about the group here: Pico - Quantum Phenomena and Devices | Aalto University. The experimental work involves fabrication of nano- and microstructures in the on-site state-of-the-art clean rooms and electrical measurements in low temperature environment. We appreciate but do not request prior experience in these areas.

What we offer

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary of a doctoral candidate is approximately 2500 €/month (gross), and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will be made initially for two years, then extended to another two years after a successful mid-term progress review. The total duration of Ph.D. studies is four years. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is currently 1612 hours. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.
The primary workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus at Aalto University.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by April 22, 2022. To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through the link ’Apply now’ link at the bottom of the web page. 

-   Letter of motivation
-   CV
-   Degree certificates and academic transcripts
-   Contact details of at least two referees

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Jukka Pekola. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

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