Job ID: 105017

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanophotonics

Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

  • Mar. 26, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanophotonics
  • Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
  • Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Helsinki, Finland
  • Apr. 30, 2018
  • May 31, 2018
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - General

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 the research work.

Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher will be to study various photonic properties of various nanomaterials, such as one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires), two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures for various applications (e.g., plasmonics, photodetectors, modulators). You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the research groups by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and Doctoral students.

This research position will 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, 2D materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group is a part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via this link.


  •     PhD degree in photonics, physics or related topics is favorable for the position
  •     Excellent knowledge of nanophotonics (e.g., Near-field scanning optical microscopy)
  •     Proven track record in major scientific research
  •     Good command of English is necessary

Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1-3 years. 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 June 2018 but can be also negotiable.

Apply through the "Apply Online Here" link below and include the following attachments:

  •     Application cover letter
  •     Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and Certificate of Doctoral degree
  •     Curriculum Vitae
  •     List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
  •     Research statement describing past research and plans for future research
  •     References

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2018 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, e-mail

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 University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors.

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 (see also the latest UN report here). For more information about living in Finland:

  • Aalto University has declared to commit to the Principles of the European Commission’s Recommendation The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In accordance with its Equality Plan, Aalto University has made a commitment to act as an equal-opportunity employer which makes its recruitment decisions on the basis of competence, skills and aptitude.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Zhipei Sun
    Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Tietotie 3, Espoo
    Helsinki, Finland

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