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Cleanroom Research Infrastructure Manager

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Aalto cleanroom facility in Micronova
Joint Unit ELEC

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.

Are you looking for an operative management position in the heart of the academic nano research? Aalto University is looking for a


Aalto Nanofab operates on the Aalto University campus in Micronova research center, which is part of Finland's national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, OtaNano. Micronova houses the largest academic cleanroom facility (2600 m2) in the Northern Europe with cleanroom areas ranging from ISO4 to ISO6. Aalto Nanofab represents Aalto University’s share (700 m2) of this joint facility and provides access to over 100 production and measurement equipment. Nanofab supports the research of over 200 researchers including ERC grantees, Academy professors and members of Centres of Excellence and Academy Flagships, who carry out research in a number of fields such as quantum technologies, photonics, renewable energy and microsystems to name just a few. Administratively Aalto Nanofab belongs to the School of Electrical Engineering.

Your role and goals
As the manager of Aalto Nanofab you have the overall responsibility of the Nanofab’s service operations and their development. You are in charge of planning and implementation of Nanofab´s strategy, budgeting and investments and of leading a team of eight high performing technical service persons. Close cooperation with internal and external customers, funding organizations and international networks, e.g. Nordic NanoLab Network (NNN), is an integral part of your work. Guaranteed service quality and well-functioning cooperation in service development is in the heart of your work. As the manager of Aalto Nanofab, you will report to the Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering.

Your experience and ambitions
You are passionate in leading and developing a world class service infrastructure in an ambitious academic research community. You have preferably a doctoral degree and knowledge of micro and nanofabrication or –technology. Prior cleanroom experience is essential in this position. As we are looking for a service leader for a multiplayer network, you have already shown exemplary managerial and interpersonal skills in practice. Work experience outside of academia is an asset. Our main working language is English, fluency in Finnish is an advantage, but it is not required.

We offer you a permanent position in a unique work environment. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but you can also provide a salary request. The position includes occupational health and social security benefits. We would  prefer you to start in spring 2019, but this can also be negotiated.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, you can contact the Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering, Professor Jyri Hämäläinen on Feb 12 or  Feb 19 at 3pm-4pm EET tel. +358 50 316 0975, or by email dean-elec(at) In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Include the following documents in English 1) Application letter, 2) CV (including the possible list of publications and references). Application period closes on February 28, 2019.

About Aalto University and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our "Welcome to Finland" pages.



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