We are looking for talented doctoral student/postdoc to explore novel techniques in manipulation of soft matter using robotic instruments. The research can be built upon the previous work of the group, e.g. surface-tension based manipulation, droplet manipulation and deposition, scanning droplet adhesion microscope, wetting control, or on related topics of soft materials and soft robotics. The candidate will work in a highly international, dynamic, and pioneering research group, including multidisciplinary collaboration with researchers/professors in different departments of Aalto University as well as in other universities and internationally.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The position on autonomous robotic instrumentation is opened for Robotic Instruments group (https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-electrical-engineering-and-automation/ro…) at the department. The position is immediately available. The salary is based on the university salary scheme.
REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS
As a successful applicant, you should be highly motivated in experimental research and have a background in one or several of the following fields: applied physics, mechatronics, microfluidics, microrobotics, microsystems, robotics and automation, or related fields. We expect the applicant is eager to work on both robotic instruments/mechatronics as well as wetting and microfluidics. Even though the position is experimental focused, the applicant is expected to be able to analyse the physical phenomena and develop deep understanding. The applicant is expected to be innovative, thinking out-of-box, multi-disciplinary, and hands-on. Experiences in microfabrication and physical modelling will be appreciated.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience or by Sunday 11.08.2019 online. All applications should be submitted using the online application system of Aalto University. Email applications will NOT be considered.
Application material should include (all documents in English):
- Letter of motivation / research ideas (about 1 page, max. 2 pages)
- CV and publication list
- Degree certificate(s) and/or expected graduation date
- Contact details of three referees
If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Professor Quan Zhou (quan.zhou(at)aalto.fi. In recruitment process related questions contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen (jaana.hanninen(a)aalto.fi).
Aalto University reserves the right to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.
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.