Job ID: 113582

Doctoral Candidate in Photonics

Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

  • Oct. 8, 2018
  • Jan. 31, 2019
  • Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - General

Are you looking for a doctoral position to study optical properties of various nanomaterials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles, one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires), two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures for various photonic and optoelectronic applications. You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Photonics research group by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. students.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group, 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 photonics and optoelectronic applications. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Your experience and skills

  •     Master degree in physics, nanotechnology, or related topics is favorable for the position
  •     Good command of English is necessary

Salary and contract terms
The Doctoral Candidate position will be filled for 1-4 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 2440 €/month, and will increase according to performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before summer 2019, but can be also negotiable.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Professor Zhipei Sun, zhipei.sun(at)

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using the Apply Online link. Include the following documents in English 1) Application letter, 2) CV (with the list of publications if you have), 3) Course transcripts of Bachelor and Master degree with grades, 4) Research Statement describing your Master thesis project (and your research plan if you have), 5) English language test (if you have), 6) References. Application period closes on January 31, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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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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