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Postdoctoral researcher or Research Fellow in Very Long Baseline Interferometry

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
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 School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

 

Aalto University radio astronomy group (Metsähovi Radio Observatory & Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering) is looking for a   

Postdoctoral researcher or research fellow in very long baseline interferometry

to join the Academy of Finland –funded, interdisciplinary NT-VGOS (Novel Techniques for the VLBI Global Observing System) research project, which is a joint effort of the Aalto University and the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute of the National Land Survey. The project brings together radio astronomers and geodesists with an aim to enable new levels of accuracy in global geodetic reference frames that meet the future needs of monitoring global changes.  

The international geodetic community is currently building the next generation global VLBI network VGOS (VLBI Global Observing System) that aims to achieve millimetre-level accuracy in determining station positions. In order to achieve this goal, it will be necessary to develop novel analysis methods that take into account previously ignored systematic error sources. NT-VGOS project specifically studies how the non-pointlike, time and frequency variable radio structure of distant quasars, which are used as reference points in geodetic VLBI, will affect the VGOS measurements and how these systematics are best mitigated.

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a key member in the NT-VGOS project that operates in the interface between the astronomical and geodetic very long baseline interferometry (VLBI). You will participate in developing imaging capability for the VGOS network in order to make corrections for the source structure effects possible. You will develop and lead a program to measure the frequency dependency of the astrometric positions of quasar cores. These “core-shifts” need to be taken into account in the wideband VGOS measurements, but they also provide important astrophysical information about the central engines of quasars. Furthermore, you are encouraged to pursue also research topics of your own choice, presumed that they align with the work done in the radio astronomy group.

RESEARCH GROUP
Together the radio astronomy group and the staff of the Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory form a vibrant research community of about 15 people that has a strong focus on radio and multi-wavelength studies of active galactic nuclei and on very long baseline interferometry. The VLBI research is led by Dr. Tuomas Savolainen and the group is active in several major international research programs, including the Event Horizon Telescope (mm-VLBI), the RadioAstron satellite (space-VLBI), and the MOJAVE monitoring program of active galactic nuclei jets.   

The group has an access to excellent local facilities, as Metsähovi operates a 14-meter radio telescope in Kirkkonummi, about 35 km from the main campus. The telescope is used for both single-dish observations at cm-to-mm-wavelengths and as a part of international VLBI-networks, such as the European VLBI Network, Global mm-VLBI Array, and International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry. Furthermore, the Metsähovi Radio Observatory shares its radio-quiet site with the Geodetic Research Station of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, which is currently commissioning a next generation VGOS-compatible radio telescope for geodetic VLBI observations.

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS
The position will be initially filled for two years with a possible extension up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance. The starting salary depends on the experience and qualifications, being ~3500€/month for an appointment at the postdoctoral researcher level. The contract includes a paid annual leave, occupational health care coverage and social security benefits. Support for participation in conferences and research visits is available. The starting date is negotiable, but we expect the candidate to be able to start by the autumn 2019.

REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, geodesy, or other relevant field
  • Strong background in radio interferometry, preferably in very long baseline interferometry
  • A track record of scientific publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals
  • Good communication skills in English

Experience either in astrometric/geodetic VLBI or in studies of active galactic nuclei jets is considered an advantage.

READY TO APPLY?
Please apply online through "Apply for this job" link below and include the following attachments:

  • Application cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Short research statement (max 4 pages)

Furthermore, candidates should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to isabella.itapalo (a) aalto.fi. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree by the starting date.

The call is open until April 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Dr. Tuomas Savolainen (tuomas.k.savolainen (a) aalto.fi), or in recruitment process related questions HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo (isabella.itapalo (a) aalto.fi).

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. Metsähovi Radio Observatory is located in a protected radio quiet zone in Kirkkonummi, about 35 km from the Otaniemi campus. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

Postdoctoral researcher in Synthetic Aperture Radar applications

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
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 School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

 

Aalto University microwave remote sensing and small satellite group is now looking for a

Fresh PhD with Synthetic Aperture Radar image analysis expertise

Join the top university team in Finland who has launched first Finnish satellites and spun off many companies, including world leading miniature SAR satellite technology company. We operate in close collaboration with fleet of partners in our dynamic innovation ecosystem and keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with small satellites and microwave remote sensing. In addition to satellite platforms and payloads development, we work with SAR data from various sources, using methods like PolSAR, InSAR, DinSAR, coherent change detection, time series and AI. The team is also part of highly esteemed Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

You are going to participate and lead research projects utilizing the most up-to-date SAR satellite data and supervise master and doctoral students. The work is carried out in close collaboration with various companies and institutes in Finland and abroad.  We expect you to publish actively in conferences and journals. In this position, you have excellent opportunities to improve your pedagogical skills by participating in teaching as well as extend your professional network.

 

RESEARCH GROUP

The work is carried out in the research team lead by Professor Jaan Praks. The group has strong experience in SAR polarimetry and interferometry and small satellite platforms. The active multinational team is composed of over 15 researchers. It is well connected and well secured with funding. The university provides well-equipped modern work environment in the heart of most active technology campus area in Finland.

 

REQUIREMENTS

•         Proven track record in scientific work and a relevant PhD degree

•         Commitment and active participation on the group's activities in space technology and remote sensing

•         Experience in working with various SAR data and analysis methods

•         Guiding of graduate and/or PhD students

•         Writing scientific papers jointly with the other members in the group

 

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS

The position will be initially filled for 2 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years. Expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3500-3800€/month, depending on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health care and social security benefits. We expect the candidate to be able to start in Spring or Summer 2019.

 

READY TO APPLY?

Please apply online through "Apply for this job" link below and include the following attachments:

•     Application letter

•     Curriculum Vitae

•     Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and Certificate of Doctoral degree

•     List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted

•     References with names and contact details

The call is open until March 31, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information, please contact Professor Jaan Praks, or in recruitment process related questions HR Secretary Isabella Itapalo, e-mails: [email protected]

 

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering 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 information pages for international staff.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
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 School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join our research work.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a key member of a research group seeking the exploitation of our proprietary laser technology. Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher will be to develop active mode-locked fiber lasers based on our propriety laser technology. Expertise in ultrafast fiber laser assembly and characterization is a must as are good team working and communication skills. Previous work with actively or passively mode-locked fiber lasers and good familiarity with the technological landscape is a plus. You'll get to conduct high quality research with our cutting-edge technology that expands mode-locking fiber laser technology to important new applications. Collaboration with application developers is expected. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be involved in preparing research for commercial exploitation!

RESEARCH GROUP
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group is part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zyAEB5kAAAAJ&hl=en

REQUIREMENTS

•    PhD degree in laser physics or related topics is favorable for the position

•    Excellent knowledge of actively mode-locked fiber lasers, characterization and assembly thereof

•    Proven track record in major scientific research

•    Good command of English is necessary

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS
Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1 year with an extension possibility. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before April 2019 but can be also negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply through the "Apply now!" link below and include the following attachments:

•    Application cover letter

•    Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades

•    Curriculum Vitae

•    List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted

•    Research plans for future research

•    References

Application period closes on April 30, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately, please send your application as soon as possible. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, [email protected] For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, e-mail [email protected]

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

Doctoral Candidate in Multi-physics Analysis and Design of Smart Building Elements

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
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 School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications and radar systems; we develop enabling and groundbreaking solutions for smart living environments and cities. The school is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral candidate in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements

The antennas and propagation group at Aalto University invites you to apply for the doctoral candidate position in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements. The important challenge in a smart city is to realise both energy efficiency and connectivity for buildings and its residents. Typical energy-efficient buildings prevent wireless base-station signals from reaching the inside of a building. Hence ensuring indoor connectivity by outdoor cellular wireless infrastructure requires significant innovations in both wireless infrastructure and building elements. This challenge is even more important as the fifth-generation (5G) broadband wireless networks comes into play to support especially wireless indoor connectivity.

Job description
In this position, you have the opportunity to perform state-of-the-art research on electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications in a group recognized worldwide in 5G research. You will co-design antennas and microwave circuits for smart buildings in collaboration with experts from building engineering and material science, both from academy and industry. The multi-physics design and analysis of building elements with embedded antennas and circuits will be performed using Comsol Multiphysics and CST Studio Suite software packages. You will demonstrate the suitability of the novel building elements by fabricating them for electromagnetic, thermal, mechanical and acoustic insulation tests. You will have access to a wide research infrastructure including antenna and circuit fabrication workshops, microwave instruments and antenna chambers. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a high average grade as well as excellent grades from courses on electronics. Those who gained practical experience in microwave circuit design during his/her master’s degree are most welcome for this position. Background and interests in radio communications systems along with experience in radio frequency instrumentation and measurements are assets. Please document all experience in radio frequency designs and measurements in your application.

In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.

Research group
The antennas and propagation group of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized for its 5G research in Europe. We have performed research in radio instrumentation and measurements, radio propagation modeling, and antenna measurement methods for more than twenty years with outstanding outcomes, strong visibility in notable scientific conferences and journals, and a wide network of collaboration around the world. The antennas and propagation group accommodates University Lecturer Dr. Clemens Icheln and four doctoral students as of February 2019. More information about the antennas and propagation group.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time is flexible but no later than fall 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, [email protected]

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link. Please include the following documents in English

  • Application letter
  • Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
  • Brief description of your research interests
  • References

The call is open until June 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus 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 information pages for international staff.

Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
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 School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.



We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits and Systems

The Electronic Circuit Design unit at the Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate positions in millimeter-wave integrated circuits (IC) and systems design. The emerging field of MMICs is developing rapidly, due to developments in IC technology, creating and opening up a lot of new possibilities in the development of 5G broadband communication, including wireless sensors and mm-radars for various commercial, industrial, medical, security and also current environmental applications.

Job description
In this position, you have an opportunity to participate in world class research in millimeter-wave integrated circuits design. You will contribute to in state of the art level, industry driven MMICs research projects for applications in e.g. 5G broadband communication, wireless sensors, mm-radars (commercial, industrial, medical, security, environmental). You will learn to design integrated circuits applying the latest nanometer-scale CMOS and BICMOS technologies (participating in several MPW runs annually). You will have access to world class design and measurement facilities (see e.g. Millilab). Depending on your interest and background, we can offer you a research topic ranging from MMIC design to mixed-mode and digital designs. You will join an active research group, which research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades on courses on electronics are appreciated. You may be a fresh M.Sc, or gained already some design experience in industry. Your background and interests can be in any field of integrated circuit design. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more and fit to teamwork. You need to have some hands-on experience or courses taken on integrated circuit design and tools; please document these activities in your application. In particular, we expect that you have gained some experience on using Cadence tools.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.
 
Research group
The Electronic Circuit Design (ECD) unit of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized as one of the best in Europe. We have researched RF, analog, and digital integrated circuits already close to thirty years with outstanding outcomes and have a strong network of collaborators and funding. The Electronic Circuit Design group has two professors (Kari Halonen and Jussi Ryynänen), three senior researchers and about 20 doctoral candidates and research assistants working with world class research facilities. Researchers of the unit have received several awards in highly recognized international conferences, and we publish 10-20 papers annually. More information about ECD unit's research.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time can be negotiated but we prefer you to be able to start in the spring of 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Kari Halonen, [email protected] In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo, [email protected]

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English
• Application letter
• Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
• Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
• Brief description of your research interests
• References

The call is open until March 31, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus 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 information pages for international staff.

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