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Postdoctoral Researchers in Thermal Sciences
Aalto University

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Researchers in Thermal Sciences
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 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 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 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.

School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students. Currently, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has 30 professors together with lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 300.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion and Systems research group invites applications for

Postdoctoral Researchers in Thermal Sciences

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with excellent credentials.

Solid experience in physics, thermal engineering, chemistry, or related fields.

PhD degree received in 2021 or after that. PhD candidates who will receive a PhD degree soon may also apply. A research plan is a mandatory attachment (see section How to apply).

What we offer
This Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled initially for two years, with a possible extension of up to three 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 also 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. We will go through applications, and we invite suitable candidates to interview already during the application period. When a suitable candidate has been identified this position may be filled before the deadline of this call which is March 31, 2023.

Your application should include all following documents. Applications missing the research proposal will be automatically rejected.
  • Research proposal (1-3 pages). Your research proposal for the two years period needs to be innovative with solid novelty value. Research proposals can consider almost any topic related to thermal sciences, except the following are excluded: theoretical physics (e.g. quantum mechanics), combustion, fuels, electrochemistry, solar cells, straightforward engineering modeling and system level studies. Examples of topics of our interest include, but are not limited to, such as thermal radiation, thermal conduction, phase transitions and thermal materials.  If your topic considers computational physics, you will collaborate with Prof. Tapio Ala-Nissilä’s group at the Department of Applied Physics. Your application, including this proposal, will be handled with confidentiality.
  • Motivation letter (max. one page).  Include a few lines about yourself and when you would like to start.
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and official transcript of records.
  • Contact information or recommendation letter of at least two references

Applicants who will soon complete their PhD degree are requested to include their expected graduation month in their CV and master’s degree certificate.

For additional information, or enquiries on our interest in your intended research topic, please send an email to 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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