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Postdoctoral Researcher / Project Researcher (Electromechanics)

The research group of Electromechanics focuses on electromagnetic energy conversion. Our main research topics are related to multiphysical modeling of magnetic materials as well as numerical analysis and measurement of rotating electrical machines, transformers and inductors.

More information about the Electromechanics group

Job description:

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher / Project Researcher to work with coupled magneto-mechanical material models and numerical modeling of magnetostrictive devices used in energy harvesting. The exact tasks will be decided based on the experience and interests of the candidate. Background in mechanics, electromagnetics, physics or applied mathematics can be beneficial.


Requirements for Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Relevant doctoral degree

  • Relevant research experience

  • Competence to conduct independent scientific work

  • Experience in publishing in international journals

Requirements for Project Researchers:

  • M.Sc. degree completed or close to completion

  • Excellent study record in a relevant field

Prior knowledge / experience on some of the following topics is appreciated:

  • Curve fitting techniques, especially splines

  • Hyperelastic constitutive models

  • Finite-element analysis of mechanical or electromagnetic problems

  • Programming skills (especially MATLAB, Fortran, Python)

  • Elmer or GetDP software

We offer:

Electromechanics is a recently established research group with a motivated and enthusiastic attitude towards scientific research. We work with state-of-the art modeling techniques and experimental facilities. We actively collaborate on interdisciplinary topics with other research groups at TUT, as well as other universities in Finland and Europe.


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 Project Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 2-4 and the position of Postdoctoral Researcher on levels 5-6. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.


The position will be filled for a fixed term period until December 2018. The commencement date will be March 2018 or sooner if possible.

For more information, please contact:

Assist. Prof. Paavo Rasilo

Tampere University of Technology

Laboratory of Electrical Energy Engineering


+358 (0)40 8490 409


How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. The closing date for applications is 21 February 2018.

Please include the following attachments (preferably in pdf format):

  • Motivation letter describing your background and research interests

  • CV (including list of publications if applicable)

  • Degree Certificate and Transcript of records

Additional information on attachments to applications.