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Postdoctoral Researcher with silicon MEMS fabrication background

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The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science is now looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher with silicon MEMS fabrication background

In this position you would work in a project which is part of the EU-funded brain-on-a-chip effort with six institutions (Aalto University, TU Eindhoven, KU Leuven, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Sheffield, University of Luxembourg), which started in 2019. Your work will include both device design, silicon wafer fabrication and device characterization, and you will frequently collaborate with our biology partners.

We offer you an inspiring scientific environment. You would join the talented Microfabrication group led by professor Sami Franssila. You also have an opportunity to work in a high-class 2600m2 cleanroom facility for microfabrication in silicon, glass, polymers, carbon materials and compound semiconductors.


You have a PhD in for example microelectronic engineering, nanotechnology, physics or materials science. We expect you to be an expert in silicon microfabrication (with good command of lithography, etching, (D)RIE, thin film deposition and bonding). Additional skills and knowledge in microfluidics, chemical sensors, electrochemistry or cell growth platforms would make you a good candidate for this position. CAD layout software know-how will be considered a bonus. Good oral and written command of English is necessary in this position.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary for a postdoctoral researcher is approximately 3450€/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. This is a fixed term position. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is January-March 2021.

More information

If you have any questions, Prof. Sami Franssila is happy to give you more information about the position. In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Isabella Itapalo. Emails: [email protected]

Ready to apply?

If you would like to join our community, please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English.

  • CV describing education, employment history and list of scientific publications
  • Motivation letter
  • Names and contact information of at least two references

The call is open until November 30, 2020, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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