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Research Assistant (MSc thesis/Surface energy patterning for printed electronics)

Pursuing excellence, The Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering is an international, diverse and multidisciplinary community of researchers and students. The topical research covers the essential ingredients of building the future digital society with solutions that are groundbreaking and designed understanding the human needs. The outcome of the basic research in software design and systems, signal processing, communications engineering and networking, computer science, electrical engineering, and power engineering finds its applications in many forefronts of society, ICT, industrial intelligent machines, healthcare, consumer solutions and so forth. We are ready to look beyond the obvious next step.

The Printable Electronics Group is part of the Laboratory of Electronics and Communications Engineering. The group investigates printed electronics materials, fabrication processes (including surface-, pre- and post-treatments), quality and performance, reliability and failure analyses. Especially, the group focuses on integration of printed and silicon-based electronics by inkjet technology.

The group develops integration approach that seamlessly fuses
- microelectronics (performance and communication)
- sensor and actuator technologies (interface to our environment and our bodies)
- printed flexible and stretchable electronics (large-area fabrication and user-friendliness).

More information on Printable Electronics Group

Job description:

The Printable Electronics Research group has an open Research Assistant (MSc thesis) position in printed electronics. The work will focus on fabrication of high-density pattern using surface energy modification and self-assembly (wetting/de-wetting) of conductive inks. This work, along with previous research from our group will enable printed high-density circuits.

Examples of our group's previous research:
- Surface energy patterning for inkjet printing in device fabrication
- High Resolution E-Jet Printed Temperature Sensor on Artificial Skin.


The position requires university studies in a field relevant to the research area in question, e.g. electronic materials, material science or chemistry. The applicant should have completed at least 75% of the major study block, and should be ready to do the MSc thesis. Previous experience in laboratory research environment will be appreciated. Good English language skills (oral and written) are considered essential. Ability to work, cooperate and communicate in a multicultural team and to interact with our research partners is important.


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 Research Assistant is placed on the job demands level 1. In addition, employees receive performance based salary wich for Research Assistants is based on study credits.

Trial period:

Trial period of four (4) months applies.


The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of eight (8) months commencing on 1 January 2018, unless otherwise agreed.

For more information, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Matti Mäntysalo, email matti.mantysalo (at) tut.fi

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 27 November 2017 (at 24.00 EET / 22.00 UTC).

Please include the following attachments, preferably in pdf format:
- cover letter
- CV
- a transcript of University study records.

Additional information on attachments to applications.