Doctoral candidate on autonomous robotic instruments for biomedical applications Aalto University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Finland

Doctoral candidate on autonomous robotic instruments for biomedical applications



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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


We are looking for a talented doctoral student to develop and apply an autonomous robotic instrument for manipulation and targeted delivery of magnetic particles.  The aim is to develop materials and methods for autonomous manipulation and delivery of magnetic particles for applications, e.g. toxicology study. The research can be built upon the basis of the localized electromagnetic manipulator [] and other similar/different instruments in the lab, or new developed tools. The potential doctoral student will work in a highly international and multidisciplinary environment, including collaboration with biomedical researchers in other universities.


Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years. The position is immediately available. The salary is based on the university salary scheme. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.


Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. A doctoral student position on autonomous robotic instrumentation is opened for Robotic Instruments group ( at the department.


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: biomedical engineering, precision instruments, measurement technology, materials and characterization, mechatronics, automation, microsystems, microrobotics, or related fields. The applicant should possess skills in mechatronics design. The applicant is expected to be innovative, thinking out-of-box, multi-disciplinary, and hands-on. We prioritize applicants with experiences in biochemistry, biomaterials, microrobotics, and micromanipulation. Experiences in microfluidics, microfabrication, and computer science will also be appreciated.


You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. High average grade as well as excellent grades. In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.


How to apply


Please submit your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience or by Sunday 10.02.2019 through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below.


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.


More information


If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Quan Zhou, quan.zhou(a) In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, jaana.hanninen(a)

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