Post-Doctoral Researcher Position on Compound Semiconductor Fabrication and Design Aalto University, School of Science Finland

Post-doctoral researcher position on compound semiconductor fabrication & design


Energy transport and high efficiency energy conversion [DL 18.March.2017]


We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to work on semiconductor based high efficiency energy conversion technologies and a related ERC funded research project aiming at demonstrating thermophotonic energy transfer and electroluminescent cooling in III-V compound semiconductors.


Your work will mainly involve developing, analysing and designing III-V based light emitters and solar cells in collaboration with a team of theoreticians and experimentalists aiming to demonstrate the next break-throughs in solid state cooling and energy conversion.


Our wish list for the selected candidate includes:

  • Experience on the physics, fabrication and processing of compound semiconductor light emitters, solar cells or photodetector thin-film devices (emphasis on GaAs and other III-V materials)

  • Team working skills, sociable character and good command of English

  • Resourcefulness and aptitude for creative, open minded and independent thinking

  • Previous experience on the MOVPE or MBE based fabrication methods, photoelectrochemistry of compound semiconductors and materials and/or device modeling experience is also considered a significant advantage

  • Doctor's degree on a suitable research field


Essentially we'd like to find a highly motivated and skillful individual wanting to contribute to the development of high efficiency compound semiconductor devices and their fabrication and design. You will be working in a research team of around eight people, closely connected to other research groups working in the Micronova clean room facilities. Our research aims e.g. at more efficient harnessing of various energy conversion phenomena enabled by semiconductors, and in particular at demonstrating electroluminescent cooling using high quality semiconductor devices fully integrated within a semiconductor cavity, which strongly decreases the losses associated with light extraction.


The research takes place at Aalto University and Micronova, located at Espoo, Finland, offering a great environment both for research and recreation. Micronova is the largest clean room facility in the nordic countries and Finland/Helsinki offers a clean, safe and naturally beautiful environment having several world's best country/city nominations over the past several years, as well as four distinct seasons, outstanding social security system and high standard of living. We also have vidid national collaboration with other Aalto groups and Optoelectronics research centre (ORC) at Tampere University of Technology as well as several international groups.


The position is planned for 3-4 years and the salary level is based on the university policies, typically setting the salary of early stage post-doctoral researchers to ~3.6 k€/month. Start date can be as soon as possible.


If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, motivation letter, resumé of your studies and experience along with your recommendations/referees and other relevant documents to our electronic submission system by 19.March.2018. For most up to date information on the position please see this page. Please attach all the requested documents in the application as pdf documents .


Please also note that while we will also consider outstanding applications sent by e-mail, we will only reply to e-mailed applications in the case that the application is shortlisted. General information regarding the recruiting process and decisions will be updated on this page, however. If you have further enquiries, or you are interested in a doctoral candidate position in our group and believe that you can convince us about your capabilities please contact us by email at jani.oksanen (at) or (for general questions about the recruiting process) mari.kaarni (at)

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