FIVE POST-DOCTORAL SCIENTIST POSITIONS IN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL NANOPHYSICS
Aalto University is a new university created in 2010 from the merger of the Helsinki University of Technology TKK, Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The University’s cornerstones are its strengths in education and research, with 20,000 basic degree and graduate students, and a staff of 5 000 of whom 350 are professors. Low Temperature Laboratory is one of the best-known research laboratories in Finland, known to the public especially for the low temperature world records achieved there. One of laboratory's key research areas is quantum nanophysics and especially nanoelectronics at low temperatures. Now Low Temperature Laboratory along with the Aalto Department of Applied Physics is looking for
A post-doctoral scientist (experiments) in the following project:
Nanophysics at sub-mK temperatures
The Nano group is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on nanophysics at sub-mK temperatures. One of the goals of this work is to reach the ground state of mechanical motion in nanoelectromechanical systems operating around 100 MHz by immersing them into superfluid He3. Furthermore, the interaction of the mechanical resonator with the superfluid quantum vacuum will be investigated. Besides microwave experiments on the resonators, the candidate is expected to take part in the development of the cooling techniques needed for these investigations, as well as conceiving schemes for investigations of quantum tunneling in macroscopic mechanical systems.
For more information on this project, contact Pertti Hakonen
The contract will be made initially for two years, with possible extensions for a third year. The salary level for post-doctoral researchers is between 3400 and 3740 euros. A preferred starting date is in January 2013, but this can be negotiated.
A doctorate in condensed matter physics or equivalent on a topic of relevance is expected from the candidate. Alternatively, a certificate showing that the applicant will have his/her doctoral thesis evaluated before the start of the contract has to be presented. Very good knowledge of English and a demonstrated ability to publish scientific work is a mandatory requirement for the position. Experience related to the above-described projects is highly appreciated.
The applications and requests for further information should be sent via the application form before the 30th November 2012.
For more information, and for the application form: