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PhD candidate to work on development of novel sorption based thermal energy storage materials
Aalto University

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2023
Title PhD candidate to work on development of novel sorption based thermal energy storage materials
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T212 Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
Aalto University (Aalto) is the largest technology-oriented university in Finland, and it has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities. Aalto has six schools with nearly 13 000 students and a staff of more than 4000. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Energy Conversion and Systems group at School of Engineering is looking for
an excellent PhD candidate to work on development of novel sorption based thermal energy storage materials.

The position primarily involve research with the goal of a doctoral degree.

  • Highly motivated person with previous studies in materials science, chemistry, physics or related fields
  • Good command in English
  • Experience in working in a lab as well as in material characterization methods are appreciated

What we offer
The contract will have the structure of 2+2 years, with a midterm review before the second two-year period. The standard salary level starts approximately at 2 550 € per month, with scheduled raises based on progress in studies.
As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services and versatile exercise services. Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

How to apply
Please send your application at your earliest convenience as a single PDF file through our online recruitment system via the 'Apply now' link below. If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career - Find jobs - Apply).

Your application should include the following documents:
  • Motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • CV including list of publications (if any)
  • Recommendation letters (max. 3) or contact details of references
  • Degree certificates transcript of records for both BSc and MSc studies.

Please include your earliest possible starting date to the motivation letter.

The deadline of application is February 13th, 2023.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Ari Seppälä (ari.seppala(at)
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.

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