M.Sc. thesis and/or Project Worker Position on Automation Software for Robotic Instrument Aalto University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation Finland

M.Sc. thesis and/or Project Worker Position on Automation Software for Robotic Instrument


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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Teaching and research positions

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. A M.Sc. thesis and/or Project Worker position on microrobotic instruments is opened for Robotic Instruments Group (https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-electrical-engineering-and-automation/robotic-instruments) at the department.


Are you interested in transforming an important scientific result to a product? Or perhaps interested in being a part of the future high-tech start-up company?


The position is related to TUTL project on the award-winning Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscope. The job is on automation software development for the newly invented robotic instrument for potential commercial exploitation. The scientific paper describing the new microscope can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01510-7.


The position can be started as a M.Sc. thesis or a Project Worker if you have a M.Sc. degree already. The position is available from June and lasts until the end of 2019. There is also a possibility to continue the work in the potential start-up company established after the project.


Requirements and details

As a successful applicant you should be highly motivated in developing practical systems and have a background in one or several of the following fields: robotics and automation, automation software, software engineering, or closely related fields. The applicant is expected to have strong software skills, hands-on experience and willing to work with robotics and mechatronic systems. Furthermore, skills in data acquisition and data analysis are required. We also value highly the skills and experiences in force measurement, signal processing and controller design.


How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience by Sunday 21.04.2019 through the link Apply now!.

Application material should include (all documents in English):

  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • CV
  • Official transcripts or degree certificate


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


Additional information

For more information please contact Professor Quan Zhou (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi). For recruitment related matters please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen (jaana.hanninen(a)aalto.fi)


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 more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of AALTO’s School of Electrical Engineering. Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation provides a truly inspirational ecosystem, where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, provide an excellent education and produce greater wellbeing for society in general. Its main research focus areas are: control, robotics, autonomous systems, power systems, and Industrial electronics and informatics. The department develops technologies, data models and standards supporting the integration of industrial information systems.

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