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Doctoral Researcher in the area of Industrial processes in chemical engineering
Aalto University

Date Posted Jun. 29, 2023
Title Doctoral Researcher in the area of Industrial processes in chemical engineering
University Aalto University
Aalto, Finland
Department T106 Chemical and Metallurgical Eng
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Chemical/Petroleum
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 13 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 500 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, 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.

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering focuses on sustainable utilization of raw materials, designing and developing more efficient processes for new materials and products. We as chemical engineers contribute to the future society with sustainable processes enabling circular economy and bioeconomy.

We are now looking for a

Doctoral Researcher in the area of Industrial processes in chemical engineering

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to carry out research in the Plant design research group (Prof. Pekka Oinas) under the topic of Development and assessment of sustainable production processes. Our laboratory is situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi.

We offer a multidisciplinary research environment and staff and well-equipped laboratory. The group’s research interests include: process design and synthesis for bio-based- processes, cost engineering, scale-up of processes, process simulation and environmental and safety aspects of process design. For more information on the research, please see our group’s web page:

Your experience and ambitions
As a successful applicant you should be highly motivated in process research, development and design and have a solid background in chemical and process engineering. Industrial experience is highly appreciated.

Salary and contract terms
The salary is based on Aalto University’s salary system. The contract includes occupational health care benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

How to apply:
Please send your application, in English, at the earliest convenience (deadline 16.7.2023) through the online system (link below). We will start processing the applications during the application period already. The positions are available from October 2023 onwards.

Please note: If you are an Aalto employee, please apply via Workday system (internal jobs).

Please include the following material in the application:
  •  A letter of motivation (max. one A4)
  •  CV (including list of possible publications)
  •  A letter of recommendation or contact details of a possible referee
  •  Transcript of university studies

For more information:
For more information please contact prof. Pekka Oinas (

The doctoral researcher applicants must fulfill the admission requirements for the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering. The applicant is expected to apply for and to be granted a right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto University in the next application cycle in the Spring of 2024. More information on the general requirements and the Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering: Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering | Aalto University

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