Doctoral and Master Candidate in Material Development for Lithium Ion Batteries Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering Finland

Doctoral and Master Candidate in Material Development for Lithium Ion Batteries


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.


Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering invites applications for


Doctoral and Master Candidate in Material Development for Lithium Ion Batteries


The position is located in the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Research Group of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, see link


The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science at Aalto University has strong records in material development for energy applications.

Job description

The StoryEV project is a joint-project between several Finnish companies and German counterparts and is funded by Business Finland. In the project, next generation lithium ion batteries with solid electrolytes are developed. Moreover, the focus is in understanding active material structure – durability relations in lithium ion batteries in general. The Aalto University contribution to this joint-project is electrochemical and structural characterization of the materials and development those together with the collaborators.




Successful candidates for the doctoral candidate position shall have MSc degree in Chemistry, Material Science or related field. The ideal candidate has a good knowledge in some or all of the following areas: batteries and their functioning, electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry and structural characterization techniques (SEM, XRD, FTIR, Raman, etc.). For the master candidate similar background in studies is expected. Good command of English is a necessary prerequisite.



Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities.


For more Information

For additional information, please contact Prof. Tanja Kallio or Dr. Eeva-Leena Rautama (e-mails:


How to apply

The application material should include:

  • A letter of motivation

  • A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history

  • Official transcript of records (including the title of the Master’s thesis)

  • A letter of recommendation or contact details of possible referee(s)


All material should be submitted in English. The application material will not be returned.


The applications are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link below) no later than 30.04.2018. 


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.

In Espoo, March 12, 2018.

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