PhD student or Postdoc position on precision mechatronic instrumentation Aalto University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Finland

PhD student or Postdoc position on precision mechatronic instrumentation


The position aims to develop the next generation of the recently invented Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy – the first ever wetting microscope. The aim is to develop the system to be faster, more robust, and versatile, including studying high-resolution force sensing methods.


Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. A PhD student/postdoc position on precision mechatronic instrumentation is opened for Micro- and Nanorobotics Group ( at the department.


The position is immediately available. Salary is based on the university salary scheme.


Requirements and details


As a successful applicant you should be highly motivated in experimental research and having a background in one or several of the following fields: robotics, mechatronics, precision instruments, measurement technology, or related fields. The applicant should possess skills in mechatronics design and advanced programming. The applicant is expected to be innovative, thinking out-of-box, multi-disciplinary, and hands-on. We prioritize applicants with experiences in force measurement, micromechatronics, microrobotics, and micromanipulation. Experiences in microfluidics, microfabrication and materials science will also be appreciated.

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience by April 18, 2018 through the recruitment system via the link Apply for this job.


Application material should include (all documents in English):

  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)

  • CV and publication list

  • Degree certificate(s) and/or expected graduation date

  • Contact details of three referees


All applications should be submitted using the online application system of Aalto University. Email applications will NOT be considered. 


Additional information 


For further information, please contact Professor Quan Zhou,, or in recruitment process related questions HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen,


Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.


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As a community of high ethics, we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.


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 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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