Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Aalto University, Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher Position 2019 in Finland, Aalto University

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Researcher

Aalto University, Finland invites application for Postdoctoral Researcher position in Experimental Laser Physics/Optics from eligible and interested candidates 

About- 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 campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our “Welcome to Finland” pages.

Research/Job Area- Laser/semiconductor physics or nanofabrication, or related topics

Location- Aalto University, Finland


•    PhD degree in laser/semiconductor physics or nanofabrication, or related topics is favorable for the position
•    Proven track record in scientific research
•    Good command of English

Job/Position Description- A strong knowhow also in quantum optics theory is highly welcomed. We will offer you an unique research environment in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, with multiple top class research groups and state of the art clean room equipment. In addition, the department has excellent infrastructure for state-of-the-art optics research. You’ll get an opportunity to conduct high quality research independently, but we expect also a strong engagement for supervising graduate students towards their doctoral dissertation and work as an active member in the research group.


Research group
This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which investigates quantum optics, quantum theory on semiconductors and energy harvesting. The group collaborates closely with other research groups that do their research in photonics and semiconductor physics in Micronova. The group is lead by Professor Ilkka Tittonen and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Contract terms 
This Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1–3 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/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. The preferred starting time of employment is in the beginning of 2019, but this can be also negotiated.

How to Apply- Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply for this job” link below. Include the following documents in English 1) Application letter, 2) CV, 3) Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades, 4) List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted, 5) Research Statement describing plans for future research, 6) References. Application period closes on November 15, 2018 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For Contact- If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out Professor Ilkka Tittonen, Ilkka.tittonen(at) In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)

Last Date for Apply– 15 November 2018

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