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Funded PhD position in Marine Technology at Aalto University in Finland

Doctoral Candidate position in Marine Technology

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. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for


Finnish maritime cluster is known for the complex and high-value products it makes. The product portfolio varies from physical objects such as ships, outfitting and equipment to expert services and software. As one of the missions of the Aalto University is to serve society by education of game-changers, the Marine Technology Research group launches industrial Doctoral School in which aim to educate future Doctors of Science to companies. The concept is to integrate the Doctoral thesis research to be essential part of the everyday work life in companies. The research problems of theses are those identified by network of companies to be of fundamental importance for Finnish Maritime cluster. These are associated with

  • Improvement of the overall shipping performance by market analysis combining fixture (voyage charter contract) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data
  • Numerical simulation of sea ice including ice-breaking process modelling during maritime operations
  • Advanced ship hull strength assessment calculation methods for improved designs based on utilization of advanced materials and production methods

Requirements The call is open for candidates with a Master’s degree in marine technology or a any other relevant discipline associated with thesis topics. The candidates are expected to be proactive, capable to work in teams, goal-oriented and to possess a good potential in knowledge, skills and attitude towards post-graduate studies in multidisciplinary field of science.

The applicant must fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at Aalto University, School of Engineering. For more details, see:


The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is at first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research. The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.

How to apply Applications should be submitted online through the link provided below, and include:

  • CV
  • Certified copy of master´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
  • Summary of previous research experience (master thesis for example) and a statement explaining the suitability and motivation of the candidate for this doctoral position (maximum one A4 page)

All material should be in English and submitted in PDF format no later than 31 July 2017.

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide two referees and proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English, if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them. See the languages requirements:

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.

Further information For additional information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Jani Romanoff and for further details about the application process, please contact HR coordinator Anna-Maija Harju (email:
In Espoo 16 June 2017

Deadline: July 31, 2017

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