Postdoctoral Position in Neuromorphic computation using Nano-electronic devices

Aalto University


Postdoctoral Position in “Neuromorphic computation using Nano-electronic devices”


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 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) Group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a project on Neuromorphic computation using nanoscale electronic devices. The project aims at the use of tunnel junctions as power-efficient electronic synapses in artificial neuromorphic networks.The position is part of an Academy of Finland research project on “Complex Oxide Interfaces for Nanoelectronics”. The work involves film growth and network fabrication using photo- and e-beam lithography, and training and characterization of the networks. The NanoSpin laboratory is located on the university campus near Helsinki and offers a motivating and state-of-the-art research environment. For more information on NanoSpin research activities and facilities, see



Your research will be directed towards the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale resistive switching devices and networks based on them that mimic synaptic functions in the brain.  You are expected to contribute to the optimization of the design of the networks, and to develop your own scientific concepts within the new field of brain-like computing. 



We are looking for outstanding candidates with a strong background in electronics and circuit design. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in physics or equivalent and have documented experience in nanofabrication techniques and electronic transport measurements. 


The ability to collaborate and interact with other researcher and research communities are important. You should have good communication skills, good analytical and experimental skills and good ability to work independently towards the goals expressed in the project plan.



The position will initially be filled for a two-year period with the possibility of an extension for 1-2 years, depending on the progress and the availability of resources. The salary will be based on the salary system of Finnish universities. The gross starting salary amounts to about 3500 €/month.



Candidates should send their application (all documents in English)

  • Motivation letter

  • CV (incl. list of publications), 

  • Highest degree certificate, 

  • Contact information of three references 


Apply through the recruitment system via the link “Apply for this job” below. 


 The deadline for applications is 15 July 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. 


 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.



As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. It is the best country in the world to live according to a Newsweek 2010 study. It is the 2nd happiest place in the world according to a 2007 OECD study. Helsinki is the best city in the world to live in according to a 2011 report by Monocle Magazine and is 7th in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability ranking 2011. Finland has also been ranked the 4th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012 of the World Economic Forum and the 2nd best in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 of Transparency International 2011. Aalto University offers support for moving of international staff to Finland. Some useful information is available at



Dr. Sayani Majumdar,, +358-503633627

Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken,, +358-503160969

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