Doctoral candidate in All Copper Redox Flow Battery

Updated: 7 months ago
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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The School of Chemical Engineering is now looking for highly motivated

Doctoral candidate in All Copper Redox Flow Battery

Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry research group at Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate position in the research of all copper redox flow battery. The group has a long tradition in studying electrochemistry and transport phenomena both at electrodes and in membranes. Emphasis is often put in modelling of transport processes that are inherently coupled to electrochemistry, which means solving transport equations in either closed form or using modern numerical methods and software.

Job Description

In this position you have the opportunity to be a part of an international EU research project (Horizon 2020, type of action: RIA) that has altogether 11 partners. The project scope is an all copper redox flow battery (RFB) that will be scaled up from the laboratory scale to the pilot scale. Your main tasks would be to study the electrode reactions and to optimize the mem-branes (separators) in the RFB.


To succeed in this position you should be highly motivated in experimental science and have a background in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or a closely related field. Solid skills in experimental electrochemistry and separation technology, process simulation and techno-economical assessment are additional advantages.

You should also have:

  • M.Sc. in a suitable field
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience in carrying out research and working in a team environment
  • Good skills in calculus and computing, e.g. Matlab and Comsol
  • Good understanding of electrochemistry and membranes

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.

Salary and contract terms

The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2400€/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland’s comprehensive social security system. We expect the candidate to be able to start at the beginning of 2020.

Funding of the position is secured for three years.

More information

If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Lasse Murtomäki In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR coordinator Isabella Itäpalo

Ready to apply?

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

  • A letter of motivation
  • A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history
  • A letter of recommendation or contact details of possible referee(s)
  • Course transcripts of M.Sc. degree with grades

The call is open until October 31, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland

The School of Chemical 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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