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Postdoctoral Researcher for modelling of charged polymers and biomacromolecules

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Teaching and research positions

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The Soft Materials Modelling Group at Aalto University, Finland, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for modelling of charged polymers and biomacromolecules

Synthetic and biological macromolecules form versatile, responsive materials that have a variety applications ranging from biological and energy systems to smart surfaces, sensors, and drug delivery. We are looking for a person who is able to drive forward and develop the computational modelling of these charged macromolecular systems. The person will employ computational modelling at multiple length scales and develop new approaches to molecular modelling of biopolymer and polyelectrolyte solutions in tight collaboration with experimentalists.

Requirements

A study background and doctorate degree in computational chemistry, physics, materials science, or related field, good publication history, and a strong interest in soft materials modelling and understanding polymer or nanoparticle systems are required. Research background can cover, for example, modelling of polymers, surfactant systems, or biomolecules, especially in solvent. The work is computational and theoretical: the simulations make use of linux/unix based high performance computing environments (HPC computing). The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo simulations at atomistic and coarse-grained detail, and dissemination of scientific results, and be well versed in statistical mechanics and data handling. The candidate must have good oral and written command of English.

Salary

Salary is according to the policies of Aalto University. Post-doctoral appointment is initially for 1 year with a possibility of continuation.

Additional information

Additional information is available from the group leader Maria Sammalkorpi ([email protected]) and the group web page.

Helsinki is the lively, dynamic capital of Finland with active international social scene, good opportunities for culture or outdoor activities, and reputedly high quality of living in general. More info about the group at https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-chemistry-and-materials-science/soft-materials-modelling

How to apply

Please apply at your earliest convenience by submitting the following application material (all material in English) via the eRecruitment system no later than 28.4.2019:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history, as well as, list of scientific publications
  • Contact details of at least 2 possible reference letter writers

Evaluation of the applications may start immediately.

In Espoo, 1.4.2019.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Doctoral Candidate

Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
Doctoral Candidate Positions

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The Soft Materials Modelling Group at Aalto University, Finland, is looking for a doctoral candidate

More info about the group at https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-chemistry-and-materials-science/soft-materials-modelling. Helsinki is the lively, dynamic capital of Finland with active international social scene, good opportunities for culture or outdoor activities, and reputedly high quality of living in general.

Requirements

A Master’s degree in soft matter physics or physical chemistry, or alternatively a theory oriented corresponding engineering degree in polymer technology, biomaterials, or related field is required for the position. The candidate requires good study grades and should demonstrate strong aptitude to research of especially soft materials systems. The candidate should have expertise in computational methods and benefits from background in molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo simulations at atomistic and coarse-grained detail. Strong mathematical background and good computer skills are needed. In particular, the modelling makes use of linux/unix based high performance computing environments (HPC computing). Skills in statistical mechanics and data handling are needed. The candidate must have very good oral and written command of English.

Salary

Salary is according to the policies of Aalto University. Doctoral student appointment at Aalto University, Finland aims at doctoral degree in 4 years.

Additional information

Additional information is available from the group leader Maria Sammalkorpi ([email protected]) and the group web page.

How to apply

Please apply at your earliest convenience by submitting you application material through the eRecruitment system. All material should be in English. Application deadline is 10.5.2019.

  • A letter of motivation
  • A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history, as well as, list of scientific publications, is any
  • Course transcripts of the previous degree accomplished
  • A one page abstract or summary of M.Sc. thesis in English
  • Contact details of at least 2 possible reference letter writers

 

Evaluation of the applications may start immediately.

 

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

 

In Espoo, 21.3.2019.

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