Postdoctoral Researchers in Electric Machine Drives

 


The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing over traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, to provide excellent education and to produce wellbeing for the society. Our academic community has approximately 160 employees and 23 professors. The Department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC) with world-class research facilities and instruments. 

 

We are now looking for talented and highly motivated

 

Postdoctoral Researchers in Electric Machine Drives

 

The Electric Drives Group has two open postdoctoral research positions funded by the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence (CoE) in High-Speed Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems (2022–2029).

 

Your role

You will conduct ground-breaking research on next-generation high-speed electric machine drives. Depending on your interest and background, we can offer you a research topic ranging from the design and optimization of an overall drive system to the development of control methods. You will also develop models and tools needed by our CoE partners. You will be provided possibilities to teach in master-level courses and to instruct doctoral students.

 

Your background and expertise

We expect you to have a recent doctoral degree in electrical engineering, control engineering or a related field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

 

  • electric machine drives, power converters (both theoretical and hands-on experience)

  • control engineering (experience with nonlinear systems is appreciated)

  • programming skills (ability to code in Python and C++ is appreciated)

  • strong command of written and spoken English.

 

We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more, and fit to teamwork. We also expect the candidates to have a publication record in leading journals and conferences. Please document your background and expertise in your application.

 

Scientific environment

The Electric Drives Group conducts research on electric machine drives and power converters, including their modelling, analysis, control design, and optimization. Our core competence is the development of advanced real-time algorithms for control, estimation, and identification. We actively collaborate with the industry. Our results have led to several granted patents. Many algorithms and methods developed by the group have been implemented in commercial drive and converter products.

 

The Electric Drives Group belongs to the CoE in High-Speed Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems. The world is being electrified at unparalleled pace, from transport to industrial processes and complete energy systems. As a result, there is an incomparable need for energy-, material-, and cost-efficient electric machine drives and powertrains. The CoE brings together the key experts in this area.

 

We offer

The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is approximately 3700 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The fixed term contract is initially for two years. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is currently 1612 hours. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational healthcare services. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The primary workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus at Aalto University. Preferable starting time is the spring of 2022.

 

Ready to apply?

Please submit your application through the 'Apply now' link at the bottom of the web page and include the following documents in English in a single PDF file: 

 

  • Letter of motivation

  • CV including list of publications

  • Your three best publications with a short description of your contribution to them

  • Degree certificates and academic transcripts

  • Contact details of two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available)

 

The deadline for applications is 25 March, 2022. The positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are identified. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

 

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: You should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage of open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

 

More information

If you wish to hear more about the positions, please contact Prof. Marko Hinkkanen (marko.hinkkanen@aalto.fi). Regarding the application process and practical arrangements, please contact HR Coordinator Camilla Hanganpää (camilla.hanganpaa@aalto.fi).

About Aalto University and Finland

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

We believe that people from diverse backgrounds can together reach the best results. Diversity is part of who we are. Over 40% of our academic faculty come from outside Finland. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply, as we want to ensure the continued diversity and inclusiveness of our community. Aalto is committed to equal and transparent recruitment procedures. 

Gender equality, flexibility and low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment. Professional ambitions can be combined with a fulfilling personal life. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world.

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Postdoctoral Researchers in Computational Electromechanics

 


The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing over traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, to provide excellent education and to produce wellbeing for the society. Our academic community has approximately 160 employees and 23 professors. The Department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC) with world-class research facilities and instruments. 

 

We are now looking for talented and highly motivated

 

Postdoctoral Researchers in Computational Electromechanics

 

The Computational Electromechanics Group has two open postdoctoral research positions funded by the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence (CoE) in High-Speed Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems (2022–2029).

 

Your role

You will conduct ground-breaking research on next-generation high-speed electric machines and systems. Depending on your interest and background, we can offer you a research topic ranging from the numerical modelling of electrical machines to developing simulation methods for the whole drive system including electric and mechanical parts. You will also develop models and tools needed by our CoE partners and in cooperation with them. You will be provided possibilities to teach in master-level courses and to instruct master’s doctoral students.

 

Your background and expertise

We expect you to have a recent doctoral degree in electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

 

  • electric machine, and numerical modelling of electromagnetic field

  • mathematical model order reduction and uncertainty propagation modelling

  • programming skills (ability to code in Fortran and Matlab are appreciated)

  • strong command of written and spoken English

 

We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more, and fit to teamwork. We also expect the candidates to have a publication record in leading journals and conferences. Please document your background and expertise in your application.

 

Scientific environment

The Computational Electromechanics Group conducts research on electric machines and the related numerical simulation of the electromagnetic field for model order reduction, optimization, and fault diagnosis. Our core competence is the development of advanced of numerical methods for coupled electromagnetic problems with thermal or mechanical problems. We actively collaborate with the industry and have exhaustive experimental capabilities for material characterisation and validation of the developed methods. Our research is highly cited by other researchers and is being utilized by our industrial partners.

 

The Computational Electromechanics Group is leading and coordinating the CoE in High-Speed Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems. The world is being electrified at unparalleled pace, from transport to industrial processes and complete energy systems. As a result, there is an incomparable need for energy-, material-, and cost-efficient electric machines and powertrains. The CoE brings together the key experts in this area.

 

We offer

The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is approximately 3700 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The fixed term contract is initially for two years, with an optional extension of two additional years. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is currently 1612 hours. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational healthcare services. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The primary workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus at Aalto University within our highly international research group. Preferable starting time is the spring of 2022.

 

Ready to apply?

Please submit your application through the 'Apply now' link at the bottom of the web page and include the following documents in English in a single PDF file: 

 

  • Letter of motivation

  • CV including list of publications

  • Your three best publications with a short description of your contribution to them

  • Degree certificates and academic transcripts

  • Contact details of two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available)

 

The deadline for applications is 25 March, 2022. The positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are identified. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

 

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage of open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

 

More information

If you wish to hear more about the positions, please contact Prof. Anouar Belahcen (anouar.belahcen@aalto.fi). Regarding the application process and practical arrangements, please contact HR Coordinator Camilla Hanganpää (camilla.hanganpaa@aalto.fi).

 

About Aalto University and Finland

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

We believe that people from diverse backgrounds can together reach the best results. Diversity is part of who we are. Over 40% of our academic faculty come from outside Finland. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply, as we want to ensure the continued diversity and inclusiveness of our community. Aalto is committed to equal and transparent recruitment procedures. 

 

Gender equality, flexibility and low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment. Professional ambitions can be combined with a fulfilling personal life. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world.

 

For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff.

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Postdoctoral Researcher in AI for Atmospheric Science

 


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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Department of Applied Physics is now looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in AI for Atmospheric Science

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Computational Electronic Structure Theory (CEST) group. In this position, you will have a chance to make an impact on atmospheric science by applying tools from artificial intelligence (AI). Our long-term objective is to build a virtual laboratory for atmospheric science research. For the virtual laboratory, we will develop digital twins of scientific instruments and chemical processes and AI assistants to facilitate the understanding of molecular aggregation processes in the atmosphere.

Your role and goals

You will develop and implement machine learning approaches to manage the combinatorial complexity of molecular chemistry and molecular clustering behavior. The project is part of the recently founded Center of Excellence in Atmospheric Science VILMA and you will collaborate with experimentalists, theoreticians and computer scientists. You will manage data flow from different data sources (e.g., computational chemistry simulations, scientific instruments) alongside data analytics tools and running AI algorithms in high-performance computing environments.

Your experience and ambitions

We welcome candidates with a PhD in computational physics or chemistry or computer science who are curious about applied machine learning in the natural sciences. Prior machine learning experience is required for this position. We seek colleagues who enjoy coding, scripting and analytics, and are keen to push the boundaries of machine learning and AI. This project requires creative thinking and programming, as well as technical expertise in machine learning and a broad understanding of computational science and molecular chemistry. We further appreciate willingness to travel, teach and mentor, collaborate and communicate science.

What we offer

In the Computational Electronic Structure Theory (CEST) group, led by Prof. Patrick Rinke, we advance electronic structure theory and machine learning to pursue innovative applications towards future technologies and sustainable solutions. We are a multi-cultural and cross-disciplinary team, with complementary subgroups and talents. You will train in machine learning applications with experienced developers, meet our global network of collaborators, join us at scientific meetings, help us organize research workshops and get involved in academic and diversity outreach. In combination with the academic development courses at Aalto University, we will help you grow a competitive and international career profile. You will also be part of the VILMA Center of Excellence in Atmospheric Science and the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and join a vibrant community at the crossroads of AI research, physics, chemistry and atmospheric science.

The fixed term contract is initially for two years. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is currently 1612 hours. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary ranges for a postdoc from 3700€ to 4100€ per month, depending on previous experience. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare. The primary workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus at Aalto University.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system by March 18, 2022. To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through the link ’Apply now’ link at the bottom of the web page. 

(1)   Letter of motivation
(2)   CV including list of publications
(3)   Degree certificates and academic transcripts
(4)   Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available) 

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Patrick Rinke. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland:  https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

Postdoctoral Researcher for the Molecular Nanoengineering group

 


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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well.   This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland), is looking for a motivated and talented

Postdoctoral Researchers to join the group

The chosen candidates will carry out experimental interdisciplinary research on synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials, DNA nanotechnology and nanoplasmonics in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent instrumentation and facilities.

Information about the research group

The Molecular Nanoengineering group operates at the interface of nanoscience, DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly and nanophotonics with particular focus on DNA-based self-assembled systems with functionalities tailored for biosensing, active plasmonics and nanomachinery. The group is led by Assistant Professor Anton Kuzyk.

For examples of our previous research work see

https://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=yL5QQkwAAAAJ&hl=en

Position summary

The position is located at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus. The position will be initially filled for one year, with a possibility of extension up to three years. The starting salary is approximately 3800€/month (gross). The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

Major responsibilities

Your research will be focused on development of novel synthesis methods that enable transferring of high spatial accuracy of DNA origami technique into inorganic nanostructures of complex morphologies. Furthermore, postdoctoral researchers are expected to propose his/her own research ideas and to be an active member of the group/department by taking part in project management duties, guiding BSc, MSc and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will be decided according to the candidate’s interests and experience.

Qualifications

We are looking for outstanding candidates with a strong background and proven research track record in colloidal and inorganic nanomaterial synthesis, especially metal and silica nanoparticles. Previous experience in nanomicroscopy (AFM, TEM, SEM), DNA nanotechnology and plasmonics is an advantage. The candidate should hold a PhD degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or equivalent. Furthermore, you should have good communication skills, good analytical and experimental skills, and good ability to work independently toward the goals of your project. The position requires excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

Application procedure

Apply through the link "Apply now" at the bottom of the web page, and include the following items as a single pdf document in English:

  • Curriculum vitae (no size limit)
  • List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
  • Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and certificate of the Doctoral degree
  • Short research statement describing past research and plans for future research
  • Recommendation letter(s) or names and contact details of your previous supervisors

Contact Assistant Professor Anton Kuzyk (anton.kuzyk@aalto.fi) for additional information on the research topics and HR Coordinator Noora Koskivaara on the application process (noora.koskivaara@aalto.fi).

The deadline for applications is the 16th of March, 2022. The position will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

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Visiting Researcher in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

 


COVID19 notice: Dear applicant. Due covid19 situation we are processing new applications for visitor positions starting in beginning of 2022 at the earliest. The accepted visits will be realized only if the covid19 situation allows it. At the moment are mostly working remotely from homes and have limited access to campus; hence we are not able to offer working space and supportive community during visits.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The current key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, welfare architecture and emerging technologies as well as urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills.

VISITING RESEARCHER/SCHOLAR IN AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARTS, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE (unfunded position, researcher shall organise funding by him/herself)

Fruitful interaction between science, art, design and architecture makes research carried out at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture highly versatile. The topics of research relate to the fields of art, design, media and architecture with sustainable development as an all-encompassing theme.

Departments

Department of Architecture
Department of Art
Department of Design
Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Department of Media
 

General information

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers a Visiting Researcher in ARTS positions for postdoctoral Researchers and Doctoral Candidates. Please note that master level students are not accepted. The position is UNFUNDED and open to Researchers from all countries.Visiting Reseracher should have preferably secured funding for the duration of the visit before applying for this position. Visiting Researcher in ARTS is for a full semester position or a full academic year. The applicant may indicate a particular time period of the visit and the starting date of the visit.

The Visiting Researcher in ARTS will be provided working space, IT services, access to the library services, opportunity to participate in the Department’s and School of Arts, Design and Architecture's events, and interact with staff and other Researchers within the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Additionally s/he will be part of a larger research community of Aalto University. The school will help to arrange housing for the Visiting Researcher in ARTS.

Visiting Researcher in ARTS is expected to undertake research and publication in collaboration with Department's personnel and independent research. S/he is expected to prepare a lecture about the research topic within two weeks of arrival and may be asked to contribute to the teaching of the Department. Visiting Researcher is also expected to participate in departmental meetings. The Visiting Researcher will have to sign an Academic Visitor contract with the School of Arts, Design and Architecture immediately after arrival in Finland.

The applicants are expected to start within a year from the application time. Please indicate the period of your stay in the application form and the starting date of your visit.

How to apply

Before applying for this position please get in contact with the professor whose research is related to your plans within the specific department. Please name the professor with whom you have been in contact with.Links to departments can be found here: http://arts.aalto.fi/en/departments/.

The applications for the Visiting Researcher/Scholar in ARTS position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link 'Apply').

(If you are already working at Aalto or have a visitor profile, please apply via our internal system Workday -> Find Jobs.)

The application for the position should contain (in pdf format):

  •     CV
  •     Plan for research and activities at Aalto University
  •     List of publications

All material should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned.

The decision will be announced within approximately two months via email to the applicant.

Further information about the application procedure of Visiting Researcher in ARTS, please contact: hr-international-arts@aalto.fi

Postdoctoral Researcher in Finance

 


Aalto University School of Business Department of Finance invites applications for

Post Doc researcher in Finance (starting with an up to 2-year fixed-term appointment)

beginning at 1.9.2022 or earlier as per agreement at Aalto University Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland.

The position is located in the Department of Finance and funded by Academy of Finland project Data-Driven Society. The Finance Group is strongly dedicated to research, as shown by a stream of research published in top finance journals. The department is one of the top finance departments in Europe and is equipped with all major commercial Finance databases and hosts several proprietary databases. For more information about research activities, please visit https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-finance

Requirements

An ideal candidate has a PhD in empirical finance, economics or data science and a desire to work with our strong research group in quantitative finance and asset pricing. The candidate also has strong interpersonal and communication skills for effectively communicating complex research issues.

Key tasks of the post doc researcher are expected to be:

  • Coordinating and creating (mainly) finance and economics databases and data governance.
  • Roughly 50% of working time may be spent on independent scientific research

Exact role can be somewhat tailored based on candidate’s strengths as well as candidate’s long-term career aims.

Salary

Salary is internationally competitive, and Aalto University provides health care and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable day care and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

For more information

For further information, please contact Professor Matti Suominen (matti.suominen@aalto.fi) or in questions relating to the recruitment process please contact HR Coordinator Heli Solla (heli.solla@aalto.fi).

The application material for the position must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae with contact details

The application material for the position can in addition include:

  • Up to three letters of recommendation
  • Up to three current working paper(s) and/or recent publications

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our online recruiting system no later than May 1, 2022 by clicking "Apply now!". The application for the position is to be addressed to Professor Matti Suominen. All application material should be submitted in English and in PDF form through Application documents section in the application form. The application materials will not be returned.

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Career -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

We plan to conduct interviews of candidates during the spring via Teams or Zoom.

Aalto University follows EU rules and regulations on HR policies. Based on the regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems, full time employment at Aalto University is inconsistent with residence abroad. Employment duties need to be performed in Finland. 

About Aalto University

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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in the capital region, Espoo, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The School has the three most important international quality accreditations in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff. The Shanghai Ranking ranks Aalto University as #25 in the world in the domain of Business Administration. US News ranks Aalto’s Business and Economics at #41 globally.

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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