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Staff Scientist position in Low Temperature research
Are you an expert in cryogenics, low temperature measurement techniques and nanofabrication? Would you like to work in an inspiring, world-class research environment? We are committed to ambitiously building a better world and offer you a chance to participate and contribute to realizing our vision as a member of our community.
The Low Temperature Laboratory (LTL) in Aalto University, Finland, is looking for a Staff Scientist to manage the daily operations of LTL cryogenic and fabrication facilities. The position is permanent and full-time. The starting date is as soon as possible, but can also be negotiated.
The Low Temperature Laboratory is a part of the National OtaNano Research Infrastructure in Finland. OtaNano includes state-of-the-art facilities for fabrication, characterization and measurement of nanostructures, materials and devices. The Low Temperature Laboratory part of the infrastructure serves more than 150 users annually by offering various cryogenic installations and nanofabrication facilities. It is one of the world centers in ultralow temperature physics and technology. The leading position is based on vigorous in-house development and construction of sub-mK refrigerators. For more information please see http://otanano.aalto.fi/.
Your leading role is to provide daily experimental and technical support for research groups accessing the Low Temperature Laboratory (LTL) facilities. The job includes (but is not limited to):
Service tasks (55% of working time):
Student and user support and supervision (15% of working time):
Research (30% of working time):
To succeed in this role, you’ll need a combination of strong technical skills, deep expertise in cryogenics, low temperature measurement techniques and nanofabrication, as well as capability and ambition for research and teaching. Since this is also a service position, it is important that helping others motivates you, and that you can easily get along with different kind of people.
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What we offer
We offer you a versatile and interesting position in a vibrant, multi-cultural academic environment. You will be able to use your skills and expertise to develop our world-class research environment, as well as to participate in research conducted at the highest international level.
The starting salary is determined according to collective agreement of Finnish Universities, depending on experience and qualifications, and it will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. We have flexible working time as well as wide range of opportunities to learn and develop yourself. In addition, we´ll offer occupational health care services.
Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application no later than 22 February 2021 using the link below. To apply, please share the following application materials with us (all documents in English as single PDF):
Should you have any questions about the position, we will be happy to answer. Please contact the team leader, Senior Staff Scientist Alexander Savin. He is best available on workdays during 10:00-12:00 Finnish time. Tel: +358 503442752. Email: email@example.com.
More information on Aalto as employer: https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto
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