Doctoral Candidate

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Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, research team of HVAC invites applications for


The candidate will be appointed as a researcher in the area of Energy Flexible of Zero-Energy Buildings. The title of the project is: Methods to increase energy flexibility in cost optimal buildings. The objective of the research is to find scientifically based methodologies and technical solutions for energy flexibility that are possible to introduce in the Finnish and Estonia building stock. The project is a sub-project of FINEST TWINS European Community funded project. 

The doctoral candidate works in this project as a researcher and does his doctoral studies at the same time.

The work will be done under supervision of Prof. Risto Kosonen.  A one year contract is granted first followed by an extension for two-years, depending on the achievements of the student during the first contractual period. 


The applicant must fulfill the requirements for entitlement to do postgraduate studies at Aalto University: 

  • Familiarity with building energy technology, solar applications and energy simulation
  • Language skills: Finnish and/or English

The salary for a doctoral candidate follows the Aalto University salary system.

More Information

Prof.  Risto Kosonen ([email protected]).

The applications are to contain the following documents :

  • A complete curriculum vitae (CV) describing education and employment history,
  • Degree certificate of the Master’s degree, including a transcript of studies.

How to apply

The applications for the doctoral student position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link 'Apply now' below) no later than 25 October 2019.

The Department reserves the right to end the call and make an offer as soon as a potential candidate is found.

Espoo 25.9.2019

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