Three doctoral student positions in Biosensing
Aalto University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Three doctoral student positions in Biosensing


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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Doctoral Candidate Positions

Microsystem Technology group at Aalto University Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is looking for three doctoral students with full funding for 3-4 years to work with the evaluation of the electrochemical performance of carbon nanostructure electrodes in biological environment. It is also possible to start as a Master’s thesis worker (limited to 6 months).


We offer a doctoral student position based on a 1+2+1 years contract. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.



The research group is developing carbon nanostructure based electrodes for the detection of neurotransmitters in physiological environment. As a successful applicant, you should be highly motivated in experimental science and have studies in biomedical engineering, biosciences, chemistry, physics, materials science, or a closely related field. Depending on the candidate, the focus can be more in 1) electrochemistry, 2) materials science or the 3) biological response of the electrode materials.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying the position, please send your application online via “Apply now” link below. Application period closes on August 1, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


The applicants are kindly requested to submit the Cover Letter, CV, the Transcript of Academic Record and contact information of at least one reference.


Additional information

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to Research Fellow Emilia Peltola (emilia.peltola(at) or Professor Tomi Laurila (tomi.laurila(at) In recruitment process related questions contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen (jaana.hanninen(a)


Aalto University reserves the right to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.


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.

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