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MSc thesis worker position in Biomedical Ultrasonics

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Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering invites applications for

MSc thesis worker position in Biomedical Ultrasonics

Ultrasound provides unconventional means to manipulate human tissue on microscopic and macroscopic levels. When intended, ultrasonic exposures generating sonic force fields can be applied from a distance, e.g. through the skin, in a non-destructive manner.

Our research at the Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory (MEDUSA) in the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE), Aalto University, focuses on innovating new ultrasound platforms for biomedical use with a goal to translate these into hospital and research environments, typically through the commercialization route. The technology typically relies on non-linear ultrasonics, which enables actuation and manipulation of matter (e.g. moving molecules/particles, generation acoustic streams, levitation, liquid micro-jets). Most of the applications are intended for diagnostics and advanced therapy in the field of cancer management.

Your role and goals

We are looking for a MSc thesis worker to work with a new ultrasonic method for delivery of genetic material to cells. This cutting EDGE method is expected to contribute to future therapies for management of cancer, osteoarthritis and neurological diseases.

Your work will include ultrasonic experimentation with cells, cell culture, enhancement of experimental arrangements and conducting data analysis (signals, images, high-speed video). We offer you an ambitious and high-tech working environment with a well-equipped laboratory and challenging and interesting research topics. There is an option to continue to PhD studies after the MSc thesis.

Our research projects are currently funded by Academy of Finland and Business Finland.

The ideal candidate has:

• Suitable studies (experimental, theoretical or both) e.g. in engineering physics, biomedical physics, biomedical engineering, biosensing, bioelectronics or in other field relevant to the topic
• Ability or high potential in running experiments in a diligent and highly careful manner
• Strong interest in development, testing, and using the ultrasonic methods
• Excellent study record
• Very good command of the English language and excellent team working skills
• Capability to work independently and learn new things quickly

Salary and contract terms

The duration of the MSc thesis is 6 months. The salary for a MSc worker is approx. 2100€/month. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health care and other benefits.
The position is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus right next to the Aalto University metro station, 15 min by metro from downtown Helsinki. For more information about Aalto University and its international rankings, please visit: https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/rankings

Ready to apply?

Please, submit your application through our recruiting system using “Apply now!” link below. Please include the following documents in English:

• Motivation letter (max. 1 page)
• CV
• Transcript of records
• B.Sc. thesis, and other supporting material

The call is open until 7 January 2020, and we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. A suitable student can be recruited before the end of the closing date. Recommendation letter(s) should be sent by enail directly to Prof. Nieminen, no later than Jan 7, 2020 (not through e-recruitment system).

The selection process will respect gender equality.

More information

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Prof. Heikki Nieminen (heikki.j.nieminen(at))aalto.fi) and in application process related questions HR Coordinator Noora Koskivaara (noora.koskivaara(at)aalto.fi)

About Aalto University and Finland

Aalto University is an international community: more than 30% of our academic personnel are non-Finns. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/finland-again-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/why-finland 

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