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Doctoral candidate to join the Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems group
Aalto University

Date Posted Apr. 29, 2022
Title Doctoral candidate to join the Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems group
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T106 Chemical and Metallurgical Eng
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Material/Metallurgy
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 main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The School of Chemical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. It combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way.

The Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering is looking for motivated

Doctoral candidate to join the Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems group

In this position, you will have a chance to be a part of the EIT RawMaterials Upscaling Aufero project that focuses on development of wastewater treatment technology based on freezing. The solutions to be studied are aqueous solutions from metal refineries. One of the tasks is thermodynamics modeling of solid-liquid equilibrium (freezing points, eutectic points) in various pressure ranges. Empirical data on solid-liquid equilibria are used for model validation. Kinetics and purification efficiency of freezing will be investigated based on empirical data. The aim is to develop a model for freezing based wastewater treatment process.  

You will join the Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems group led by prof. Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen. Research collaboration in Aufero project will be carried out with Finnish companies and Tampere University.

Your background and expertise
You have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field like chemical engineering or process engineering. We expect you to have a good knowledge of separation processes and thermodynamics.  

If you are chosen for this position, you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering. Thus, please check the student information and admission criteria In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.

What we offer
We offer you an inspiring research topic and close collaboration within the consortium. 

The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2500€/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health care and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities, commuter ticket benefit and Unisport offers versatile exercise services with staff discount.

Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page ("Apply”).

Please include the following documents in English.
·         Motivation letter: free form letter where you describe yourself and why you are interested in this particular position.
·         CV describing education and employment history
·         Course transcripts of your B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees with grades

The call is open until May 22nd, 2022, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. The possible interviews will be organized using video meetings.

If you have any questions, professor Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen is happy to give you more information about the position, email:

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Career -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

About Finland
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