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Doctoral Student in Materials Science and Technology

The Doctoral school of Industrial Innovations, DSII, is a novel concept of Tampere University of Technology. The key idea of the DSII is that the research questions are industry originated and partially financed by a company. Tampere University of Technology employs doctoral student to carry out the dissertation research. The contract will be made for 4 years and the dissertation should be completed in that time. Research work is supervised by a professor and company representative. The work will be done at Tampere University of Technology and partially at the company.

The Doctoral school of Industrial Innovations offers active community for doctoral students. DSII has monthly follow up meetings, trainings and other activities that support research work and activities are organized with Hermia Group and DEMOLA.
Job description: The tasks of the Doctoral Student will comprise designing of the experiments, sample preparation and various sample treatments, development of technology, material analysis and theoretical analysis, and dissemination of the results in scientific peer-reviewed journals, international conferences and doctoral network events.

The work will be supervised by Professor Erkki Levänen and Antti Markkula (company repr.)
Requirements: The Doctoral Student candidate must hold an applicable higher university degree in Materials Science or Chemistry and have special expertise on functional ceramic and metallic surfaces.

The Doctoral Student candidate must have an enquiring mind, enjoy problem-solving and be able to think independently while also being able to work in a team. A good command of English, both in writing and in oral presentations, is mandatory.

The tasks of all doctoral students will also include teaching duties that amount to approximately 5% of their annual working hours, unless there are justified reasons to the contrary.
Salary: The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff the position of a Doctoral Student is placed on the job demands levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period: Trial period of four (4) months applies.
Other: The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of four (4) years. Appointment is expected to commence on 1 January 2017.
For more information, please contact: For further information, please contact professor Erkki Levänen (erkki.levanen@tut.fi).
How to apply: Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. The closing date for applications is 20 October 2016 (23:59 EEST (GMT+3)). Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English.

The application should include a letter of motivation (max. one A4 page), CV, publication list and transcript of record (master's degree studies).
Additional information on attachments to applications.