Postdoctoral Researcher

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 University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland) is looking for a motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join the group. The chosen candidates will carry out experimental interdisciplinary research on synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials, DNA nanotechnology and nanoplasmonics in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent instrumentation and facilities.

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.

For examples of our previous research work see: https://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=yL5QQkwAAAAJ&hl=en

Major responsibilities

Your research will be focused on development of novel synthesis methods that enable transferring of high spatial accuracy of DNA origami technique into complex morphologies ofinorganic nanostructures. Furthermore, postdoctoral researchers are expected to propose his/her own research ideas and to be an active member of the group/department by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will be decided according to the candidate’s interests and experience.

Qualifications

We are looking for outstanding candidates with a strong background and proven research track record in colloidal and inorganic nanomaterial synthesis. Previous experience in nanomicroscopy (AFM, TEM, SEM) DNA nanotechnology and plasmonics is an advantage.

The candidate should hold a PhD degree in chemical engineering, material science or equivalent. Furthermore, you should have good communication skills, good analytical and experimental skills and good ability to work independently toward the goals of your project. The position requires excellent communication skills in 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 position will be initially filled for one year, with a possibility of extension up to three years. The starting salary is approximately 3700€/month. 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 (http://rekry.saima.fi/aaltohome/aew.html?did=5900&lang=en&job_id=2464&jc=1) below and include at least the following items as a single pdf document in English:

•Curriculum vitae (no size limit)
•List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
•Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and certificate of the Doctoral degree
•Short research statement describing past research and plans for future research
•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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