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Postdoctoral Researcher in numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer for sorption thermal energy storages
Aalto University

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Researcher in numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer for sorption thermal energy storages
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T212 Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business.
Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities, for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation.  Aalto has six schools with nearly 13 000 students and a staff of more than 4000. 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. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.
Energy conversion and systems group at School of Engineering invites applications for

Postdoctoral Researcher in numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer for sorption thermal energy storages

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with excellent credentials, who would like to do research on transport processes, especially related to thermal storage materials.

The applicant should have solid experience in computational studies of convective heat/mass transfer and at least in one of the following topics: combined heat and mass transfer in powders or porous materials, phase changes, adsorption, reaction chemistry. Experience in materials science and use of OpenFoam are considered beneficial but not necessary.

What we offer
This Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled initially till the end of 2025, with a possible extension of up to 2.5 years. The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is approximately 3850 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. 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:
  • CV and publication list,
  • a short research statement (max. one page),
  • a few lines about yourself (and when you would like to start) in the application
  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and official transcript of records
  • contact information of at least one reference

Applicants who will soon complete their PhD are requested to include their expected graduation month in their CV, master’s degree certificate and an additional page comprising their up-to-date research results in more detail in the research plan.
The deadline of application is February 6th, 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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