Doctoral Candidate in Nanocellulose Based Materials for Electrochemistry and Bio-sensing

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland.


School of Chemical Engineering is now looking for a motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Nanocellulose Based Materials for Electrochemistry and Bio-sensing

Do you have background in bio-materials, materials science, chemistry and/or bio-technology and are eager to use your knowledge and develop your competence further?

The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science is looking for a good team player to participate in the research aiming at developing new solutions for electrochemical detection of various drug molecules in biological samples. As a doctoral candidate in this position, you will have a chance to work in projects funded by FinnCERES Flagship, Business Finland and Finnish Academy related to materials science. You would join a strong group of scientists lead by professor Jari Koskinen. This position is also a great opportunity to develop your collaboration skills since you would also be working together with several other research groups in our projects.



You have a Master’s degree preferably in chemistry, materials science, physics or bio-technology. In this position, you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.


Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2400€/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. We expect you to be able to start latest in January 2020.


More information

If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Jari Koskinen, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Isabella Itäpalo, [email protected]


Ready to apply?

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English.

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information of two references
  • Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master’s studies

The call is open until November 17, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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.


About Aalto University, Campus and Finland

The School of Chemical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

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