Doctoral Candidates in Semiconductor Technology: High performance semiconductor devices (# of pos: 2)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

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 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

We are now looking for talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidates in Semiconductor Technology: High performance semiconductor devices

You will be working in the Electron Physics Group (EPG)  where you have an opportunity to participate in world-class research in modern micro- and nanofabrication environment. Indeed, modern semiconductor devices have revolutionized multiple technologies including electronics, photovoltaics and telecommunication. This is largely due to achievements and scientific breakthroughs made in academic research. Now you have an opportunity to contribute to this cutting-edge research by becoming part of a research team that develops materials,processes and device concepts of the future. More specifically, your tasks would include e.g. design and fabrication of high-performance semiconductor devices such as photodetectors and solar cells, their electrical and optical characterization as well as simulations. The exact content of the work will be tailored based on the applicant’s own skills and interests. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

The EPG group was established in 2007 and has since produced more than 200 scientific papers on semiconductor materials and devices including top journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, Physical Review Letters and Energy and Environmental Science. Many of our results have already been commercialized through patents and intense collaboration with national and international semiconductor industry. The EPG belongs to OtaNano  that hosts an impressive 2600-m2  Micronova  cleanroom with state-of-the-art equipment for modern semiconductor fabrication and characterization. We work with the best tools and aim for breakthrough results. Join our great team to make a successful career in semiconductor science and technology!


  • Master’s degree in physics, electrical engineering, material science or equivalent on a topic of relevance
  • Good command of English
  • Strong drive towards excellence in science and technology at the highest international level
  • Hands-on experience in silicon or germanium wafer processing and/or characterization is beneficial

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 2500€/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The annual total workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1612 hours. The positions will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus. We seek to fill these positions by the end October 2020 but later starting dates are negotiable.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Hele Savin , hele.savin(a) In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR hr-ele(a)

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

  • A Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • Course transcripts of Master's studies with grades and Certificate of Master's degree
  • Resume or CV (indicating at least your contact information, working history, list of publications (if any), knowledge areas of physics and engineering, experimental skills, language skills, completed and ongoing university degrees indicating the grade point average or GPA, and honors and awards)
  • References 

The call is open until August 31, 2020. Please, send your application as a single PDF file at your earliest convenience.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
Electron Physics Group is located at the Aalto University Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering,  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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