The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university that offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. University of Turku is extending its research to materials and mechanical engineering, and from the beginning of this year, a Faculty of Technology was started and with it Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and new research position in that field is now opened.
We are looking for a fixed-term doctoral candidate/project researcher in the field of microcavity polaritons and organic semiconductors. The task of the doctoral candidates lasts four years. The starting time for this position would be 01.08.2021, or upon mutual agreement, and the contract duration will be 4 years from the starting time.
If you are interested in exploring the rich physics of novel optoelectronic devices, you belong to our team! In this position, you will have a unique opportunity to utilize fundamental physics for improving novel organic light-emitting devices via optical and electrical measurements. We are looking for individuals that can take initiatives and have experience in one of the following laboratory research areas: light-matter interactions, spectroscopy, photonics, or optics. Bonus points to those who have hands-on experience on interferometry, luminescence lifetime or pump-probe techniques. The work is mostly experimental, but it also requires good knowledge in data analysis and basic experience with computational modelling tools for example transfer matrix or rate-equation simulations.
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of the University of Turku is looking for 1 doctoral candidate/project researcher to join the group of Luminous Materials and Devices (LMD) lead by Prof. Konstantinos Daskalakis. Your research will support a European funded project (ERC StG) which focuses on utilizing polaritonics for developing the next generation of organic light-emitting devices.
We are an international group with numerous contacts from around the globe. Being a member of our team will allow you to grow your network substantially.
The doctoral candidate/project researcher is required to have a Master’s degree in Physics or a related field (Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Photonics) before the end of the application period. We count good knowledge of spectroscopy and optical properties of materials.
The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku rules of Procedure. A person selected for the post of a doctoral candidate is required to have a higher university degree. In addition, when acquiring his or her degree or otherwise, he or she is required to have demonstrated the ability and motivation to undertake postgraduate studies and the capacity to complete a doctoral degree in accordance with the research plan. The degree must be completed before the end of the application period. In this position, you will apply the study right for doctoral studies at the University of Turku (in this case Autumn 2021/Spring 2022). Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
The qualification requirements of the position are stated in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/organisation
We offer: The Unit of Materials Engineering offers a young and dynamic community. We support team players to reach their best potential and we give the opportunity to develop your professional skills in a diverse operating environment. We support your efforts for reaching excellence and we are committed to taking care of your well-being at work and the functionality of your daily life, e.g. flexible working hours and our welfare services.
The salaries are determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a doctoral candidate/project researcher, the salary is at levels 2-4 on the job demands chart, where the task-specific salary component is 2 078,27 – 2 591,28 euro per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal performance component is a 6% – 50% of the task-specific base salary. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University salary system and will at the beginning of the employment be approximately 2202,97 – 2410,79 €/month. There is a trial period of six (6) months.
Applications must be submitted by Friday 25th of June 2021 (23:59), using the electronic application form of the University of Turku at the following address: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, degree diplomas with transcripts of records, and a motivation letter. Please provide also the names and contact details of two professional references on your motivation letter. In your application, you can tell more detail about your studies, future study plans, and suitability for the research project.
For further information contact Prof. Daskalakis (konstantinos.daskalakis(at)utu.fi). For questions related to the application process, contact HR specialist Sarian Kotka (sjkkot(at)utu.fi).