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Doctoral Candidate in the field of electrochemical energy storage (redox flow batteries)

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering invites applications for:


PhD level position in the field of electrochemical energy storage (redox flow batteries)


The position is located in the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Espoo, Finland, and funded by the Academy of Finland.


Job description


This project develops novel aqueous redox flow battery technologies employing redox solid materials to enhance the energy storage density. The aim is to develop inexpensive and safe solutions for large scale energy storage, as well as developing new techniques for understanding how the materials work and why do they fail. This improved understanding will help to improve the battery performance and stability.


The project includes synthesis and testing of the active materials as well as development of operando measurement techniques for the system. The work will be a mixture of electrochemistry, flow battery research, in situ spectroscopy and materials synthesis.




Successful candidates must hold an excellent M.Sc. degree (or an equivalent) in Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or related field at the time of the contract commencement.


The ideal candidate has hands on experience in advanced synthesis and structural characterization techniques (TEM, SEM, Raman, XRD, etc.), but this is not a strict requirement. Good knowledge on electrochemistry is an advantage, and good command of English is a necessary prerequisite.




Aalto University follows the new salary system of Finnish universities.


For more Information


For additional information, please contact Dr. Pekka Peljo (email: [email protected])


How to apply


Applications for the positions via email: [email protected]


Successful applications must contain

 1)   Structured CV including information on expected date of graduation

 2)   Motivation letter containing names and email of 2 references,

 3)   Certified copy of the MSc Diploma or Transcript of studies.


 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


All material should be submitted in English. The application material will not be returned.


Full attention will be guaranteed to the applications registered before 15.10.2018. The prospective starting date is 1.1.2019, but this date is negotiable.


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.


In Espoo, 15.09.2018.