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Staff or Senior Scientist in Experimental Nanotechnology
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Sep 30
Location: Espoo, Finland
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Staff or Senior Scientist in Experimental Nanotechnology

The Department of Applied Physics at the Aalto University’s School of Science and Aalto Nanofab are looking for

STAFF or SENIOR SCIENTIST IN EXPERIMENTAL NANOTECHNOLOGY

to permanent employment at the Otaniemi campus.

The Department of Applied Physics (http://physics.aalto.fi) is one of the biggest departments of Aalto University. The department carries out an ambitious research programme in basic and applied physics as well as in many areas with direct links to industry and interesting technological development. The focus areas of the department’s research are condensed matter and materials physics, quantum physics, low temperature physics, nano optics, and energy sciences. The department hosts two large-scale research infrastructures, Nanomicroscopy Centre and Low Temperature Laboratory, which are both part of the national OtaNano research facility. Aalto Nanofab is responsible for maintaining and developing the cleanroom facilities at Micronova Center for Micro and Nanotechnology, also part of OtaNano research facility. This position is closely linked to the abovementioned research infrastructures and to the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology.

Job description

The Staff/Senior Scientist will be responsible for supporting the research of the experimental physics research groups in the abovementioned research infrastructures, especially in maintenance and development tasks related to advanced nanolithography, particularly electron beam lithography andvacuum deposition systems. In addition, the employment involves maintenance and repair of the dilution cryostats including vacuum and gas handling systems at Micronova. The selected candidate will also provide user support (both training and development of special experimental setups) for the related research infrastructure. The Staff/Senior Scientist will also participate through a supporting role in research and doctoral education. He/she will also support the research groups in the procurement, development and maintenance of laboratory equipment, as well as other tasks in the teaching and research of experimental physics at the department. 

The required qualification of the applicants

  • Doctoral degree in physics or other applicable research field
  • Experience in experimental nanotechnology and in working in cleanroom environments
  • Theoretical knowledge and profound practical experience in the use of advanced electron beam lithography tools
  • Experience in maintenance and development of research infrastructures; and
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English.

Applying
To apply for the position, please submit your application as a single PDF file containing (all documents in English) 

  • Letter of motivation (max. two pages)
  • CV
  • Publication list 
  • Transcripts of records and diploma certificate
  • Contact details of possible referees (at least 2)

Apply by the 30thof September through the link: “Apply for this job” at the bottom of this page.  

Salary, working time and place of work

The salary is based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The applicants may also present their own salary expectations. In addition to salary, the contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

The annual total working time of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1624 hours.

The position is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland.

Further information

For further inquiries please contact Head of Department, Professor Matti Kaivola (+358 50 301 5683) or HR Coordinator Mikael Henny (+358 50 344 2915). E-mail: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi

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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