Doctoral Candidate Position in the Field of Marine Hydrodynamics Aalto University Department of Mechanical Engineering Finland

Doctoral Candidate Position in the Field of Marine Hydrodynamics


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. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. 


Aalto University Department of Mechanical Engineering, marine technology group is looking for a highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in the Field of Marine Hydrodynamics.


Focus will be directed to environmental conditions of ocean waves and sea ice, CFD technology and its applications to arctic engineering.


To address the role of hydrodynamics of ship hydrodynamics in ice, the successful applicant will develop theoretical models and numerical methods coupled with on-site measurements and model tests.


Qualified and highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.


The successful applicant should have

  1. Master of Science degree on engineering in a relevant area, e.g. naval architecture and ocean engineering, fluid mechanics or another closely related discipline.

  2. Ability to work structured and independently.

  3. Good communication skills and high proficiency in English.See the language requirements:   

  4. Good collaborative and social abilities.

  5. Prior experience with ice simulation, water waves, sea ice, numerical simulations, but not absolutely required.


The applicant must also fulfil the requirements for doctoral students at Aalto University, School of Engineering.  For more details, see:



The position is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Appointment as a Doctoral Candidate is for four years, but a contract is first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of research. The salary is according to the salary system of Aalto University.


How to apply

Applications must be made in the form of proposal including the following:

  • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages).

  • Detailed CV, including personal contact information.

  • Certified copy of diplomas (Master’s and Bachelor degrees, including transcript of grades).

  • At least one signed reference letter mentioning the applicant’s name. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail:  mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.


Applications must be submitted online using the link below not later than 15 October 2017. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters. The application process may include an interview before final decision is made. 


Further Information

For additional information on contents of work, please contact Professor Zhi Zong or in recruitment process –related questions HR-coordinator Anna-Maija Harju e-mails: .

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