The robotic instrument group is looking for a postdoc for robotic bio-micro-nano manipulation. The candidate is expected to develop methods to manipulate micro/nanoparticles that interact with and characterize the biological cells using robotic electromagnetic needles. The candidate will work in a highly international and dynamic research group, including multidisciplinary collaboration with researchers/professors in biomedicine at other universities internationally.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The position is opened for the Robotic Instruments group ( at the department. The positions are immediately available, and the starting date is based on mutual agreement. The salary is based on the university salary scheme. The typical starting salary for a postdoc is around 3800 €/month.


As a successful applicant, you should be highly motivated in miniaturized robotics research and have a background in one or several of the related fields: robotics, automation, biomedical engineering, mechatronics, microfluidics, microsystems, or related fields. Relevant experience in micromanipulation, nanomanipulation, and bio-micromanipulation is appreciated. We expect the applicant to be eager to work on biological applications of miniaturized robotics, including automation software and algorithms including machine learning. The applicant is expected to be innovative, thinking out-of-box, eager to work on multi-disciplinary topics, and hands-on.

The applicant should have or be expected to have a doctoral degree in the related field. Further details of the topic of the position will be specified during the recruitment process based on mutual interests.  


Please send your application as a single PDF file at your earliest convenience or by Friday 17.03.2023 through our recruitment system. To access the recruitment system, please use the “Apply now!” link below.

Application material should include (all documents in English):

  • Letter of motivation/initial research ideas (1-2 pages max)
  • CV and publication list
  • Official transcripts of the previous degree
  • Degree certificate(s) and/or expected graduation date
  • Contact details of three referees

All applications should be submitted using the online application system of Aalto University. Email applications will NOT be considered. For further information, please contact prof. Quan Zhou (

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