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Postdoctoral Researcher / Doctoral Student (EMASS, Engineering Materials Science and Solutions), 2 positions

The Faculty of Engineering Sciences is the technology-oriented faculty at Tampere University of Technology. The Faculty offers high-quality education leading towards bachelor's, master's and postgraduate degrees. The Faculty administers one bachelor's degree programme, three master’s degree programmes that are conducted in Finnish, two international master's degree programmes, and one doctoral programme.

Laboratories in the Faculty include the Laboratory of Automation and Hydraulics, the Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems, and the Laboratory of Materials Science. In addition to the high-level basic research in the fields of the laboratories, the Faculty is famous of its strong collaboration with industry.

The Laboratory of Materials Science (LMS) conducts internationally high level research on engineering materials based on strong interdisciplinary basic research. LMS is the core unit in TUT in the field of Materials Science and it has strong connections to other laboratories in TUT. The laboratory and TUT offer a high-quality basic infrastructure for materials research and teaching and the infrastructure is continuously developed towards the future needs in the field of materials science. The cornerstone of our strategy is active collaboration with companies, which is realized as very high percentage of supplementary funding and large number of materials experts graduated from us working in industry. At the same time the active interdisciplinary basic research is realized as growing portion of Academic funding and peer reviewed articles. Our activities are in strong coherence with University’s strategic goals and acts as enabler in several focus areas.
Job description: Engineering Materials Science and Solutions (EMASS) gathers together active research groups, who are dealing with engineering materials, especially their surfaces and interfaces, based on a wide range of varying scientific disciplines. EMASS consists of the following eight interlinked research groups: Aerosol Physics, Materials Characterization, Metals Technology, Ceramic Materials, Surface Engineering, Tribology and Machine Elements, Polymer and Elastomer Technology with Fiber Materials Science, and Paper Converting and Packaging Technology. The EMASS research environment covers all industrial material groups, i.e., metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, giving the ability to interdisciplinary innovations and widespread fundamental understanding of materials processing, characterization and performance evaluation

In TUTs research assessment exercise 2017 EMASS was evaluated for potential world-leading team and we are now looking for new members to our research consortium: one Postdoctoral Researcher for two (2) years and one Doctoral Student for four (4) years position.


Requirements: Applicant should have competence on improving performance of engineering materials and their surfaces, innovative multifunctional materials and manufacturing technologies with in or between abovementioned research groups.

The applicant should be able to plan and conduct research work independently. We especially appreciate researchers with international academic experience.

Competence should be stated as 4 page research plan (postdoctoral researcher) or 1 page motivation letter (doctoral student).

The postdoctoral applicant should hold an applicable doctoral degree.
The doctoral student applicant should hold an applicable master's degree.

We offer: TUT offers a multidisciplinary research and teaching environment. TUT also offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent campus sports facilities and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. For more information, please visit www.tut.fi/en – About TUT – Careers at TUT (http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/careers-at-tut/index.htm).
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 postdoctoral researcher is placed on demand levels 5-6 and the position of a doctoral student is placed on demand levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period: Trial period of four (4) months applies.
Other: The position of postdoctoral researcher will be filled for a fixed-term period of two (2) years and the position of doctoral student for a fixed-term period of four (4) years. Appointment is expected to commence on 1 March 2018 or as mutually agreed.
For more information, please contact: For more information, please contact Professor Erkki Levänen (erkki.levanen@tut.fi).
How to apply: Applications must be submitted through the University’s online application form in English. The closing date for applications is 28 January 2018.

Applications should include:
- CV
- 4 page research plan (postdoctoral researcher)
- 1 page motivation letter (doctoral student)
- list of publications

In addition, applicants may include letters of reference.

Additional information on attachments to applications.

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