Doctoral Candidate in the Area of Circular Economy of Battery Materials

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Aug 2021

The Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated


to join a multidisciplinary initiative, strategically designed to pave the way for a Circular Economy-based society. In this research project, we aim at developing the new engineering concepts required for innovative technical solutions following the principles of circular economy. As part of this project, you will be working on the development and simulation of recycling processes for lithium-ion batteries.

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for an independent and highly motivated individual with a Master’s degree in one of the following fields:

  • Process Engineering,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Environmental Engineering,
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • or similar fields.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of recycling operations and an understanding of the correlation between the intrinsic properties of inorganic materials and their recycling potential.

Excellence in scientific writing and publishing is expected, and good command of English is a necessary prerequisite. Knowledge of process simulation software, particularly HSC-Chem is considered an asset.

What we offer
The salary is based on Aalto University’s salary system. The contract is initially made for one year, with possibility of extension. The total duration of doctoral studies is four years. The contract includes occupational health care benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The position is located in the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo.

For more information

For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Rodrigo Serna ( ).

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application, through our recruitment system from the link below, before August 8th, 2021.  To apply, please share the following application materials with us (in English):

  • Letter of motivation (max. one A4)
  • A 3 min application video explaining your interest in the position (link can be included in the motivation letter) 
  • CV (including list of publications, if available)
  • A letter of recommendation or contact details of a possible referee
  • Official transcript of university studies

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.

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