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Funded Postdoc position in BionanoSciences at Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University in Finland

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join the research work on Bio-NanoSciences.

Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher will be to carry out research on a cross-disciplinary field bridging the gap over clean room based nanosciences and biorelated organic structure studies. Examples of possible research trends are to use organic bio-molecules combined with various photonic nanostructures, combine biomimetic compounds to functional nanosystems, develop materials and devices for bioimaging and biodiagnostic applications or synthesize organic entities for a particular microsensing purpose. We do not look for microfluidistics solutions. You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the research groups by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and Doctoral students.

This research position will be jointly supported by five research groups (i.e. the Micro and Quantum Systems group, the Photonics group, the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group, the Electron Physics Group, and the Optoelectronics group at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering). All five research groups are located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Nordics.

Professor Ilkka Tittonen leads the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which investigates quantum optics, nanofabrication methods, quantum theory on semiconductors, organic light-active molecules and thermoelectrics. Professor Zhipei Sun leads the Photonics group, which currently focuses on bringing various bio-functional molecules with different nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, 2D materials) for photonics and optoelectronic applications. Professor Harri Lipsanen leads the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group, which studies the fabrication, processing and characterization of various nanomaterials (e.g. graphene and other 2D materials, plasmonic materials, thin functional films and compound semiconductor nanowires) for applications in nanoelectronics and photonics. Professor Hele Savin leads the Electron Physics Group, which focuses research on semiconductor materials and device physics with current emphasis on photovoltaic and imaging applications. Professor Markku Sopanen leads the Optoelectronics group, which focuses on epitaxial growth of optoelectronic devices, novel device structures and biomedical applications of metallic nanostructures.


  • PhD degree in biosciences, physics, nanosciences or material sciences is favorable for the position
  • Proven track record in major scientific research
  • Excellent knowledge of biophotonics or some other field that combines nanosciences and biology
  • Good command of English is necessary

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. Preferable starting time is after the summer 2017, but is negotiable.

Apply through the “Apply for this job” link below and include the following attachments:

Application cover letter

Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and Certificate of Doctoral degree

Curriculum Vitae

List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted

Research statement describing past research and plans for future research


Deadline for applications is August 14, 2017 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


For additional information, please contact Professors Ilkka Tittonen, Zhipei Sun, Harri Lipsanen, Hele Savin, and Markku Sopanen. For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Secretary Akseli Kohtamaki. All e-mails:

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.

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland:

Deadline: August 14, 2017

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