Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) Aalto University, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Electromagnetics (CEM)

 

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Electromagnetics (CEM). The Department has strong competence in microwave engineering, electromagnetics, radio science and engineering, nanoengineering, and in environmental sensing. We see here an important and timely opportunity to widen our research scope focusing on the methodology development and applications of CEM on new areas.

 

At the Department there exists a solid expertise and long tradition on various fields of CEM. The research has been focused on both the methodology development, aiming to achieve numerically efficient and stable solvers, and on application-oriented work in various emerging fields arising from radio and nanosciences. Our recent research topics include, e.g., surface and volume integral equation techniques for modeling field interaction with complex material structures (nanoplasmonics, metamaterials and -surfaces, extreme boundary conditions, bianisotropic materials), fast integral equation solvers for scattering computation of large targets, and the theory of characteristic modes (TCM) for present-day antenna design challenges on both RF and optical frequencies.


JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Postdoctoral Researcher in CEM is expected to participate in the development program of integral-equation-based computational methods and algorithms and their applications, for example, on the following topics:

 

- complex material structures and metasurfaces
- design of plasmonic nanostructures and -antennas
- theory of characteristic modes
- preconditioning and stabilization techniques
- electromagnetic optimization
- multiscale problems
- fast integral equation solvers

 

This position will develop and extend the on-going research of the Department, particularly in the wave-material interaction and electromagnetic theory (Prof. Ari Sihvola), numerical electromagnetic modeling (Prof. Keijo Nikoskinen), and in integral equation methods (Dr. Pasi Ylä-Oijala).

 

The Postdoc is expected to conduct high quality research, propose his/her own research ideas and to be an active member of the department by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will be decided according to his/her interests and experience.


REQUIREMENTS


The successful candidate is expected to have doctoral degree in electrical engineering or related field, and solid background in electromagnetics and CEM. He/she should have excellent knowledge of the integral equation methods (method of moments) and strong programming skills. Experience in the strategic focus areas of the department (complex media and metamaterials, nanomaterials- and engineering, antenna design, wireless communications, and environmental sensing) are regarded as an advantage. Proven track record in scientific research is valued and good command of English is necessary.


SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS


The position will be initially filled for 1.5 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years. The expected starting salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3500–3800 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. The salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits. Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

 

The preferable starting time is during the autumn term but can be also negotiated.


HOW TO APPLY


Apply for this job through the "Apply for this job" link below (we cannot consider applications sent by e-mail) and include the following attachments:

 

1) Application letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and certificate of the Doctoral degree, 4) List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted, 5) Research statement describing past research and plans for future research, and 6) References.

 

Deadline for the applications is August 14, 2017, but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

MORE INFORMATION


For additional information please contact Professor Ari Sihvola, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.
For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Secretary Akseli Kohtamaki, e-mail firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.


ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND


The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. As a living and work environment, Finland consistent ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/


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