Tenure Track Position in Quantum Technology

Aalto University, School of Science, Department of Applied Physics
Helsinki, Uusimaa (FI)
Aalto University follows the salary system of the Finnish universities
July 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Aalto University is a university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. The university has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 400 professors.

Aalto University School of Science invites applications for:

Tenure track position in Quantum Technology

Job description

The joint position between VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University will be located at the Department of Applied Physics (http://physics.aalto.fi) in the Aalto University School of Science. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland  Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe.  VTT has a national mandate in Finland. We use our research and knowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and international customers and partners. Much of the related research at Aalto University is focused on condensed matter and materials physics, on quantum physics and nano-optics, and on advanced energy sciences. The physics community at Aalto University and VTT befits from cutting-edge research infrastructure (Otanano) and facilities located at the Otaniemi Campus, including Micronova Nanofabrication Centre, Nanomicroscopy Centre and Low Temperature Laboratory.


Throughout their career, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

We invite applications for a tenure track position in quantum technology, with focus areas in experimental research on sensors and devices including possible applications of superposition and entanglement as well as research and development of applied solid-state devices and systems for quantum technologies. The research field should cover quantum sensors, quantum information, (e.g., quantum computation, simulation and cryptography) and/or enabling solid-state platforms for quantum technologies, such as, superconducting devices, CMOS, NEMS/MEMS and photonics devices and systems. Research areas with connections to technology and applications are welcomed. The successful candidate is expected to conduct an outstanding independent research program that complements the existing research efforts in Aalto University and at VTT in these areas.

All tenure track levels are considered in the recruitment (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor). We look for applicants who have

  • A doctorate in physics or in a related field;
  • Potential to carry out research and attract research funding at the highest level;
  • Willingness to be effective teachers in the undergraduate and graduate degree programs of the School of Science.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their merits in research, teaching,academic/technological leadership, and activity in scientific community including R&D. At the Assistant Professor level, evaluation is based mainly on research merits but also on the applicant’s potential. A more detailed description of the tenure track system at Aalto University is available at http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/ tenure_track/.


Aalto University follows the salary system of the Finnish universities, but applicants can also provide their own requests. The annual total workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1624 hours. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Chair of the tenure track committee, Academy Professor Jukka Pekola, tel. +358 50 344 2697, or in recruitment process related questions HR-coordinator Mikael Henny, tel. +358 50 344 2915. E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

How to apply

Please read further information and apply online through the link http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1448/, no later than September 17, 2017. 

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.


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