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Postdoctoral Researcher for Swarming Dynamics, Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher for Swarming Dynamics : Aalto University’s Department of Applied Physics is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Living Matter group led by Prof. Matilda Backholm. This fully funded position, supported by the ERC project SWARM, offers an exciting opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in soft, living, and fluid matter physics. The successful candidate will contribute to experimental investigations into the swarming dynamics of living swimmers, focusing on understanding the impact of nearby swimmers on the swimming dynamics of brine shrimps.

Postdoctoral Researcher for Experiments in Swarming Dynamics of Living Swimmers

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Swarming Dynamics of Living Swimmers

Location: Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland


  • PhD degree in Physics with outstanding academic achievements.
  • Research experience in biological, fluid, or soft matter physics.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and oral.
  • Strong motivation for research and project leadership.
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team.
  • Experience with MATLAB for image analysis.

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Researcher will conduct experiments in swarming dynamics, focusing on the swimming behavior of brine shrimps in response to nearby swimmers. Experimental tasks include performing swimming force experiments with microorganisms using a micropipette force sensor, developing advanced image analysis schemes, and analyzing experimental data. The role offers the opportunity to work independently on research projects, contribute to high-quality scientific publications, and collaborate closely with other team members.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including the following documents in a single PDF file, through the online recruitment system:

  1. Letter of motivation addressing the listed requirements.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a list of publications.
  3. Degree certificates and academic transcripts.
  4. Contact details of at least two referees or letters of recommendation, if available.

The application deadline is May 15, 2024. Early applications are encouraged as the position will be filled upon identifying a suitable candidate. For further information, please contact Prof. Matilda Backholm at matilda.backholm@aalto.fi.

Last Date for Apply: May 15, 2024

Join the vibrant research community at Aalto University and contribute to groundbreaking discoveries in soft matter physics!




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