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Postdoctoral Researcher (Robotic Material Testing at Micro and Nano Scales)

The Faculty of Biomedical Science and Engineering at TUT was formed in the beginning of 2017 by joining the research groups of TUT experienced in the areas of sensor technology and biomeasurements, biophysics, signal processing, health informatics, imaging, biomaterials, tissue engineering, single cell biology, computational and systems biology, and computational neuroscience. Currently we have 16 full and tenure professors and approximately 150 other staff. We provide education in bioengineering, electrical engineering and materials science degree programs via Majors and Minors of Biomedical Engineering, Bioimaging, Biomaterials, Biomeasurements, Computational Biology, Health Informatics, Intelligent Microsystems, Micro Mechatronics, and Tissue Engineering.

The Faculty is part of the BioMediTech Institute (www.biomeditech.fi), a joint research institute of TUT and University of Tampere. The BioMediTech Institute brings together researchers whose interests lie in medical sciences and technologies, biology, and behavioral sciences. BioMediTech offers a world-class research environment and support for innovation and commercialization of research results. This multidisciplinary environment provides a solid foundation for pursuing new discoveries and solutions that promote health and well-being.

Micro and Nanosystems Research Group performs research and provides education in microfluidics and microrobotics. The mission of our group is to develop autonomous systems for handling, treating and characterizing micro- and nanoscale samples and objects. We combine knowledge of automation and control engineering with microsystems and nanotechnology and develop novel functional systems in selected application areas. The selected application areas include microfluidics and Bio-MEMS in cell and tissue engineering, and microrobotics for characterization of fibrous materials at small scales. More information in https://www.tut.fi/en/research/research-fields/biomedical-sciences-and-engineering/research-groups/micro-and-nanosystems/index.htm
Job description: The Micro and Nanosystems Research Group has been doing pioneering work in microrobotic testing of fibrous materials. We have developed several novel microrobotic concepts including measurement of flexibility of individual pulp fibers, measurement of the bond strength between individual pulp fibers and measuring the interfacial shear strength between glass and carbon fibers and various polymer matrices.

We are now searching for a postdoctoral researcher who in addition to actively performing research on autonomous microrobotics by him/herself, has capabilities to take the responsibility on further developing and coordinating the research activities in the field.
Requirements: All candidates considered for postdoctoral researcher position are expected to hold a doctoral degree on robotics, microsystems, mechatronics or other comparable fields.
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. 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. Appointment is expected to commence on 15 March 2018 or as mutually agreed.
For more information, please contact: For more information, please contact Professor Pasi Kallio (pasi.kallio@tut.fi), tel. +358500525546
How to apply: Applications must be submitted through the University’s online application form in English. The closing date for applications is 11 February 2018.

Applications should include:
- CV
- motivation letter
- list of publications
Additional information on attachments to applications.