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Two (2) PhD Candidates in Physics of Ultrasonic Bubble Dynamics
Aalto University

Date Posted Mar. 25, 2022
Title Two (2) PhD Candidates in Physics of Ultrasonic Bubble Dynamics
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T314 Dept. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Two (2) PhD Candidates in Physics of Ultrasonic Bubble Dynamics

Ultrasonic bubble dynamics are relevant to many industrial and medical applications. With e.g. ultrasound, one can actuate a micro-bubble, converting the bubble to a micron-scale tool, which has led to the development of a large variety of applications in different length scales. 
We are looking for two PhD Candidates to work in the field of ultrasonic bubble dynamics. The specific research topic has a high level of novelty and while the project is basic research, we foresee a large number of applications in a large number of fields including medical devices, microactuators and drug delivery. 
The ideal candidate has a MSc degree in physics, but an applicable degree in acoustics or engineering may apply. You should have strong skills in physics and mathematics, excellent merits in your studies and demonstrated skills in theoretical, numerical and/or experimental work during your MSc thesis. While not mandatory, a bonus is to have knowledge in one or more of the following areas: acoustic cavitation, acoustic streaming, Bjerknes forces, capillary waves and cavitation-induced shock waves. If you have not graduated yet, you should obtain your MSc degree by the end of May 2022. 
You communicate clearly and have excellent interpersonal skills. You can work both independently and as a part of the team. You demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to academic research. You will work along with 10-15 other researchers from Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory (MEDUSA) (main site of your research, Aalto University and from collaborator laboratories at Aalto University and University College London. MEDUSA's research is currently funded by Academy of Finland, Business Finland and EU. 
The salary level is fixed to departmental levels based on career stage starting from approx. 2500 €. The time to complete the PhD is four years, once accepted to the doctoral programme. Funding can be provided up to four years from the beginning of your agreement.  
Please, provide the following as separate documents along with your application: 

1-page motivation letter specific to this call 


Transcript of records 

Your MSc thesis (if completed) 

List of references 

For more information, please contact Prof. Heikki Nieminen, the Head of MEDUSA by email and in application process related questions HR Specialist Mari Kaarni  
The call is open until April 21, 2022, but it may be closed earlier if a suitable candidate has been identified before the closing date. The applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. 

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.
Keywords: physics, bubble dynamics, physical acoustics, acoustics, ultrasound, ultrasonics 

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