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 Chemistry and Materials Science is looking for
Postdoctoral Researcher for Silicon Microfluidics
In this position you would be working in a project about integrated microfluidic systems for culturing and measuring neurons and organoids on chips. The project is part of the EU-funded consortium project CONNECT. Your research will focus on designing and fabricating silicon and polymer microfluidic chips. Chip characterization requires collaboration with electrochemists and neurobiologists, but your main task will be chip fabrication in cleanroom.
This position is in professor Sami Franssila’s Microfabrication group
, and it involves collaboration with Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto Nanofab, TU Eindhoven Microsystems, and various biology groups around Europe.
We are looking for a PhD in MEMS, microelectronics, nanotechnology or physics. Keywords for expertise are lithography, etching, CVD, sputtering, bonding. CAD layout design and mask fabrication experience a big plus.
What we offer?
The expected starting salary for a postdoctoral researcher who has recently received their PhD is approximately 3500 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health care services 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.
We wish that you could join the research group preferably August 1st, 2022 but we are ready to negotiate about the starting date for exceptional candidates. The project runs until the end of 2023 and the employment contract is accordingly fixed-term.
Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit short application letter and a copy of your PhD thesis abstract through our recruitment system. We will ask fuller set of documents from the shortlisted candidates. The call is open until May 16, 2022.
Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position by using their existing Workday user account.
If you have any questions, Prof. Sami Franssila is glad to give you more information about the position, firstname.lastname@example.org , +358 50 536 1699
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