Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Quantum Photonics and Condensed Matter Physics

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 campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is now looking for a highly motivated and talented

Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Quantum Photonics and Condensed Matter Physics


In this position you will get to develop quantum devices or other solid state devices based on various nanomaterials, such as one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires) and two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides) and their heterostructures. You will have an opportunity to conduct high quality research independently and to also work as an active member of the research group by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and Doctoral students. The project is part of the current programs of the group funded by ERC, Academy of Finland, EU Quantum Flagship.


You will join an active Photonics group, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group conducts research in a motivating and state-of-the-art research environment. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via:



  • PhD degree in quantum photonics, condensed matter physics or related topics is favorable for the position
  • Excellent knowledge of quantum photonics or other low-temperature device experiments
  • Proven track record in major scientific research
  • Good command of English is necessary


The position will be filled for 1–3 years. The expected starting salary for Postdoctoral Researcher is approximately 3600 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time can be negotiated but we prefer you to be able to start before September 2019.


Apply through the "Apply now!" link below and include the following attachments:

  • Application cover letter
  • Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
  • Research plans for future research
  • References

The call is open until July 31, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo,


The School of Electrical 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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