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Research Engineer for Cleanroom Operations

Are you looking for an operative position in the heart of the academic micro- and nanotechnology research? Aalto Nanofab is looking for a 


Aalto Nanofab is part of the national OtaNano research infrastructure and operates in Micronova research center. Micronova - jointly operated with VTT - houses the largest academic cleanroom facility (2600 m2) in the Northern Europe with cleanroom areas ranging from ISO4 to ISO6. Nanofab keeps up over 100 production and measurement equipment and supports over 200 scientists who carry out research in a number of fields such as quantum technologies, photonics, renewable energy and microsystems to name just a few. For more information, please see and  OtaNano - National Research Infrastructure for Micro- and Nanotechnologies - YouTube. 

Your role  
The position is permanent and it starts as soon as possible.  

You will be part of a service team of ten experts with a role in developing and maintaining the cleanroom capabilities that Micronova offers for the academic and industrial users. The main focus of your responsibilities in the cleanroom and other Micronova laboratory facilities is to  

  • coordinate and run the common operations and their development (e.g. daily problem solving, communication, user and safety trainings) 
  • support the cleanroom users by guiding and training them in their practical questions 
  • maintain selected tools and processes  
  • consult the users in contamination issues and quality control (understanding of cross contamination, approving new processes and materials) 

Aalto Nanofab is constantly improving the capabilities in Micronova cleanroom and thus the position enables you to broaden your expertise as new opportunities arise. In addition to the responsibilities described here you have the chance to improve and affect the daily operations of Micronova facilities according to your own interests e.g. take part in process development and procurement of new equipment. 

Your experience and ambitions 
You have a degree in natural sciences or technology (electrical engineering, electronics, semiconductor technology, material sciences, chemistry) and your education is complemented with working experience in cleanroom environment(s). You understand cleanroom operations and requirements, e.g. how to control cross contamination. You have hands-on experience in maintaining state-of-the-art semiconductor process equipment and you are familiar with basic cleanroom processes (e.g. wafer cleaning, lithography) with practical experience in planning and executing them.

You find satisfaction in maintaining/creating a well-functioning research environment for the cleanroom users and you desire to develop and improve the facility and fabrication processes in close cooperation with your colleagues. Service- and solution-oriented mind-set, combined with a self-driven attitude make you succeed in this work. In addition, we hope that you find working in an international and multidisciplinary research environment motivating.  

Our main working language is English. Fluency in Finnish is an advantage, but it is not required. 

What we offer 

We offer you a versatile and interesting position in a vibrant, multi-cultural academic environment. You will be able to use your skills and expertise to develop our world-class research environment, as well as to participate in research conducted at the highest international level. You will be co-working within top-quality research groups and developing an extensive network of scientific contacts. The Nanofab team is there for you to offer support and sparring when you feel you need it.  

There is great freedom in your role, and we have a flexible modern working culture. We value work-life balance and well-being in all aspects of life. We offer wide range of opportunities to learn and develop yourself, as well as occupational health care services. The starting salary is determined according to collective agreement of Finnish Universities, depending on experience and qualifications, and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time.  

We work in a hybrid way, and the primary workplace is Otaniemi, Espoo. The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, 13,000 students and 4,500 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections along the recently opened metro line. Check out our virtual campus experience: .  

Ready to apply? 

If you want to join our community, please submit your application no later than 2 October 2023 through our recruitment site ("Apply now!”). Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday (-> Internal Jobs) by using their existing Workday user account.    

Please share the following application materials with us (all documents in English as single PDF):  

  • Letter of motivation (max. two pages)  
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Letter of recommendation (if any) 

Should you have any questions about the position, we will be happy to answer. Please contact Nanofab Manager Päivikki Repo. She is best available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am (Finnish time). Tel: +358 50 4652635. Email: [email protected].  

We will go through applications, and we may invite suitable candidates to interview already during the application period. You will hear from us one week after the deadline at the latest. We aim to have a transparent and equal recruitment process, so feel free to ask us for feedback.  

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People , and Shaping a Sustainable Future. Read more about working at Aalto: .   

About Finland  

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About Aalto University  

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 13 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 500 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community. 


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