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The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented

Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Quantum Photonics

to join the research work.

Job description
Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher is to develop integrated quantum devices or other solid state devices based on various nanomaterials, such as one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires) and two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides) and their heterostructures. You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the research groups by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and Doctoral students. The project is part of the current programs of the group funded by ERC advanced grant, Academy of Finland, EU Quantum Flagship.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group is located on the university campus near Helsinki and offers a motivating and state-of-the-art research environment. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zyAEB5kAAAAJ&hl=en

•    PhD degree in quantum photonics, condensed matter physics or related topics is favorable for the position
•    Excellent knowledge of quantum photonics, integrated photonics, or other low-temperature device experiments
•    Proven track record in major scientific research
•    Good command of English is necessary

Salary and contract terms
Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1–3 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferable starting time is before February 2021 but can be also negotiable.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below and include the following documents in English
•    Application cover letter
•    Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
•    Research plans for future research
•    References

The call is open until January 31, 2021 but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

More information
For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, e-mail firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

About Finland
Aalto University is an international community, more than 40% of our academic faculty comes from outside Finland. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: http://worldhappiness.report/news/finland-again-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

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