Postdoctoral Researcher to work on composite foams

Updated: about 2 months ago

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The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science is now looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher to work on composite foams

In this position you would work in a project about metallic, carbon and composite foams, and their electromagnetic properties. Your task will include materials synthesis (foams, carbon nanomaterials, pyrolysis, aerogels, deposition, nanocellulose) and characterization (TGA, FTIR, SEM, TEM, XRD, BET).

Your background and expertise

We are looking for someone with PhD in materials science, nanotechnology, polymer engineering, metallurgy, physics or closely related field. Tasks for the postdoctoral research in this project will be diverse, and we appreciate interdisciplinary attitude and ability to rapidly immerse in new materials and methods. We also value additional experience in mechanical and electromagnetic characterization.

What we offer

We offer you an inspiring scientific environment. You would join the talented Microfabrication group led by professor Sami Franssila. You will also have an opportunity to be involved in collaboration between Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering and VTT Antennas and RF technologies.

The expected starting salary for a postdoctoral researcher is approximately 3490€/month. This is a fixed term position according to the project duration which is 12 months. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. We prefer you to start in this position during Summer 2021, but the date can be negotiated.

Ready to apply?

If you would like to join our community, please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English.

  • CV describing education, employment history and list of scientific publications
  • Motivation letter

The call is open until June 13, 2021, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, Prof. Sami Franssila is happy to give you more information about the position. sami.franssila@aalto.fi , +358 50 536 1699

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