The doctoral positions are open to candidates interested in the three research themes of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. We are also open to your own ideas that supplement the research theme for which you are applying.
Light-driven technologies play a major role in all aspects of the human endeavour. Our synergistic activities in this area cover the whole chain from fundamental to applied research and the transfer of research results to industry. We conduct leading-edge research on nanostructured materials with tailorable optical properties, on the development of new types of light sources, and on the advanced manipulation of light. Our research results allow us to address scientific and societal challenges where photonics technology is central. These application areas include integrated and wave-guided photonics, the harvesting of solar energy, the monitoring of industrial and environmental processes, and biomedical tools.
Examples of research themes in Light-Driven Technologies/Photonics:
Our research in bio- and circular economy aims to provide solutions to some of the great challenges of humanity, such as climate change and other environmental issues, sustainable production, and the use of materials and energy. We conduct multidisciplinary research applying the natural sciences to produce scientific and technological solutions to these great challenges. Our high-level scientific and applied research focuses on aerosol science and technology, environmental technology, energy and biorefining, synthetic biology, and sustainable nanomaterials. We pursue active collaborations with forerunners in industry and the public sector.
Examples of research themes in Bio- and Circular Economy:
Computational Science is one of the cornerstones of modern scientific research and is used everywhere: in mobile phones, cars, health care, transport logistics, and weather forecasts. Modelling and simulations have an increasing role in fundamental sciences, and they are pivotal in the analysis, interpretation and exploitation of Big Data in multidisciplinary challenges. At TUT, we focus on mathematical and physical modelling, numerical simulations of materials and nanosystems, inverse problems, optimization, and advanced data analysis with logic methods and machine learning. The application areas are diverse, ranging from quantum devices to economics and health diagnostics.
Examples of research themes in Computational Science:
The call to fill these four-year positions is open to candidates who satisfy the following criteria:
For more information about the doctoral programme and admissions, please go to: http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/doctoral-studies-phd/engineering-and-natural-sciences/admission-process/index.htm
We offer the successful candidates fully funded four-year positions as Doctoral Students. We offer you high-quality supervision and the freedom to develop your ideas in a supportive and inspirational research environment. We are proud that with the extensive academic and departmental support, our students have an excellent track record of successfully completing their doctoral degrees.
The salary will be based both on the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral student is placed on the job demand levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary. The starting salary for doctoral students on the University's payroll is approximately €2,300 per month.
Trial period of 4 months applies for all new employees
The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of four years from 1 January 2018 onwards or as soon as possible after this date. During this time, Doctoral Students will undertake full-time study towards a doctoral degree. Doctoral students are also expected to perform teaching duties in their own fields as part of their doctoral education.
Applications must be submitted through TUT’s online application system. The closing date for applications is 2 October 2017 (24.00 EEST/21.00 UTC). Applications must include the following attachments written in English and preferably be in PDF format:
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