Positions For Postdoctoral Researchers In Mechanical Engineering

Country: Finland;

City: Espoo

Vacancy added: 05.02.2019

Employer:

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 15.03.2019

 

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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 250.

Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers in Mechanical Engineering

We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals with enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Mechanical Engineering. The positions are for a period of 2 years, with a mid-term review, and should start during the autumn 2019 or 1st  January 2020 at the latest. The positions are intended for full-time work. 

Positions are part of a larger funding scheme from the School of Engineering that covers altogether 10 positions in the current call. Those positions will be allocated to the successful applicants at the three departments of the school.

Teaching duties of the position are limited to about 10% of working hours and are related to Master’s programs of the Department. In addition, some activity in fund raising and guiding doctoral and master students is also expected. The Postdoctoral Researcher’s principal task is to conduct high quality research in one or several of the following themes:

  • Design Factory
  • Energy Efficiency and Systems
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Materials
  • Production Engineering
  • Marine and Arctic Technology
  • Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology


In the application, the candidate should clearly state the theme(s) his/her research would focus on and indicate how it is in line with the ongoing research of the group (see https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-mechanical-engineering) . 

Research environment: The successful candidate will work within unique research facilities, e.g. Design Factory, Aalto Ice Tank, ADDLAB (Aalto Digital Design Laboratory) and Industrial Internet Campus provide excellent infrastructure for researchers and students. Other significant parts of the infrastructure include laboratories for materials and manufacturing engineering and transportation engineering. We also have full-scale test halls for mechanics and structural engineering. In addition, the school has an advanced research environment for energy technology including a zero-energy house emulator.

Qualifications: Applicants must i) have completed (within the past four years) a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) manifest a strong background in the research area s/he is applying for, and iii) show a strong publication record. Fluent English is required.

To apply, an application must include:

  • Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page)
  • Research plan on the selected research area of the Department (mandatory to indicate clearly which one) (max three A4 pages). 
  • CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages)
  • Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page)
  • A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English
  • Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them

All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above).

The application should be sent through the eRecruitment system (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on 15th  of March 2019. Email applications will not be taken into account.

For more information: For additional information, please contact professor, Head of Department Jouni Partanen. In recruitment process –related questions, please contact HR-coordinator Merja Seppanen or Anna-Maija Harju E-mails: 
firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

 
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