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Master’s thesis / Research assistant position in DNA engineered hydrogels

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Master’s thesis / Research assistant position

Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland), is looking for a motivated student to join the group as a master’s thesis candidate and/or research assistant. The student will carry out experimental interdisciplinary research on DNA engineered hydrogels for chiral plasmonics in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent instrumentation and facilities.


An ideal candidate has a solid background in, for example, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, or physical chemistry. Previous experience with polymer characterization (Rheology and mechanical characterization) and microscopy (TEM and SEM) is an advantage but not required. The position does require good communication skills in written and spoken English.

Information about the research group

The Molecular Nanoengineering group (led by Associate Prof. Anton Kuzyk) at the Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Department (SCI) operates at the interface between nanoscience, molecular self-assembly, DNA nanotechnology and plasmonics with focus on DNA-based artificial molecular systems with functionalities tailored for biosensing, nanophotonics and biomimetics.

For examples of group’s previous research work see

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Application procedure

To apply, please send the following as a single pdf document in English via electronic system Workday, click the Apply now -button:

  • Curriculum vitae (no size limit)
  • Transcript of records (no size limit)
  • Short statement of interest and motivation (max 1 page)
  • Recommendation letter(s) or names and contact details of your previous supervisors (if any)

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Internal jobs -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

For more information, please visit the group webpage

For additional information on the topic please contact

Prof. Anton Kuzyk ([email protected])

Dr. Sesha Manuguri ([email protected])

Dr. Jacky Loo ( [email protected])

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