Department of Applied Physics

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Open positions in Optics and Photonics

We are now recruiting:

Postdoctoral Researcher in Optics and Photonics

Application deadline 15th April 2020.  See the PDF below for more details.

Doctoral candidate in Optics and Photonics

We are looking for a doctoral candidate to join our group for experimental and theoretical research on light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. The candidate will develop novel approaches to the creation of nanostructured light sources, modulators, waveguides and other nano- and microstructured components that can be used in future nanophotonic devices. Preference will be given to candidates with good understanding of basic optics and photonics and experience in designing and conducting optical experiments.


  • MSc in physics
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Good understanding of basic optics
  • Experience in experimental physics and numerical simulations
  • Strong motivation to learn new skills, solve new problems and develop new scientific methods

Duration and salary

The position is fixed-term. The doctoral candidate will first be granted a two-year contract, followed by an extension for another two-year period after intermediate evaluation.

The annual total workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1624 hours. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus. The expected starting salary for a PhD candidate is approx. 2400 €/month and follows the university salary system. The contract includes Aalto University occupational health care.

For more information

For further information, please contact D.Sc. (Tech.), Doc. Andriy Shevchenko [email protected] or in questions related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Mikael Henny ([email protected]).

How to apply

Please apply through Into web site:


Research work towards MSc thesis in Optics and Photonics

We offer an undergraduate student position to work on an MSc thesis on the topic of ultrafast all-optical modulation and photon-correlation imaging. The research is connected to the development of novel experimental methods based on pulsed and modulated laser light.  Preference will be given to candidates with basic understanding of optics and experience in experimental physics. For more information, contact Dr. Andriy Shevchenko, e-mail: [email protected].

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