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Postdoc in autonomous systems and part-time assistant coordinator at Robotic Instruments Group

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. A postdoc  position on intelligent robotic instruments is opened for Robotic Instruments group ( at the department. 

We are looking for a postdoc in autonomous systems who can also assist the coordination in an EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) education program. The candidate is expected to conduct research in autonomous systems related to current activity of the group, e.g. acoustic manipulation, bio-micromanipulation, micro- and nano mechanical characterization, manipulation of soft matters and soft robotics. In the meanwhile, the candidate is expected to assist the leading professor in coordinating the activity of EIT Digital Master School Autonomous Systems program ( at Aalto University. The candidate will work in a highly international, dynamic, and pioneering research group, including multidisciplinary collaboration with researchers/professors in different departments of Aalto University as well as in other universities and internationally.

Requirements and details

As a successful applicant, you should be highly motivated in autonomous systems research and have a background in one or several of the related fields: robotics and automation, computer science, mechatronics, microsystems or related fields. Related experience of the research group’s active fields is appreciated. We expect the applicant is eager to work on both software/algorithm and hardware aspects of autonomous systems. The applicant is expected to be enthusiastic, innovative, thinking out-of-box, multi-disciplinary, and hands-on. Experiences in physical modelling will be a plus.

 The applicant should have or will soon have a doctoral degree. The actual research topic of the position will be specified based on the mutual interests of both the research group and the candidate. The candidate is also encouraged to structure the synergies and propose a meaningful topic in the cover letter.  

The position is immediately available. The salary will be in the range of 3600-3800 Euro/month depending on merits. 

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience or by Wednesday 01.01.2020 through the recruitment system at Apply Now! link.  

Application material should include (all documents in English):

  • Letter of motivation / research ideas (about 1 page, max. 2 pages)
  • CV and publication list
  • Degree certificate(s) and/or expected graduation date
  • Contact details of three referees 

All applications should be submitted using the online application system of Aalto University. Email applications will NOT be considered. 

Further information

For further information, please contact prof. Quan Zhou "[email protected]", and HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, e-mail "[email protected]" (application process, practical arrangements).

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