Doctoral Candidate in DNA nanotechnology and active plasmonics

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Doctoral Candidate in DNA nanotechnology and active plasmonics

Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland), is looking for a motivated and talented doctoral candidate with an aptitude for interdisciplinary experimental research.

Research group

The Molecular Nanoengineering group operates at the interface of nanoscience, DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly and nanophotonics with particular focus on DNA-based self-assembled systems with functionalities tailored for biosensing, active plasmonics and nanomachinery. The group is led by Assistant Professor Anton Kuzyk.

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A candidate should hold a MSc degree and have solid background in, for example, applied physics, bionanotechnology, physical chemistry, material science or chemical engineering.  Previous experience in nanomicroscopy (AFM, TEM, SEM), DNA nanotechnology, colloidal synthesis and nanophotonics is an advantage.

Furthermore, the candidate should have good communication skills, good analytical and experimental skills and ability to work independently toward the goals of his/her project. The position requires excellent written and spoken English.

Salary and Contract terms

The position is located at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years. The initial contract is made for one year and the extension is subject to the progress of studies and research. Starting salary is approximately 2500€/month and will increase over time according to the salary system of Aalto University. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1624 hours. The contract includes occupational health care and social security benefits.

Ready to Apply?

Please apply online through “Apply now!” link below ( ) and include at least the following attachments as a single pdf document in English:

• Curriculum vitae (no size limit)
• Transcript of records (no size limit)
• Description of research skills, experience and publications (no size limit)
• Short statement of interest and motivation (max 1 page)
• Recommendation letter(s) or names and contact details of your previous supervisors

Please note that the position will be filled as soon as the suitable candidate is identified.

More information

Please contact Prof. Anton Kuzyk, [email protected] for additional information on the research topics and HR Coordinator Noora Koskivaara on the application process, [email protected].

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