Doctoral candidate in membrane electrodialysis Aalto University, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Finland

Doctoral candidate in membrane electrodialysis


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 University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering is now looking for a talented and highly motivated


Doctoral candidate in membrane electrodialysis


The research group at Aalto has a long tradition in studying electrochemistry and transport phenomena both at electrodes and in membranes. Emphasis is often put in modelling of transport processes that are inherently coupled to electrochemistry, which means solving transport equations either in closed form or using modern numerical methods and software.


Job description

The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team with senior researchers from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD as well as industry partners. The project scope is to recycle sodium sulfate in the mining/metallurgical industry using Bipolar Membrane Electrodialysis (BPED). The main tasks of the candidate are to optimize the impurity removal from the sulfate feed stream, and analysis and optimization of the operation of the BPED module.



As a successful applicant, you should be highly motivated in experimental science and have a background in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or a closely related field. Solid skills in experimental electrochemistry and separation technology, process simulation and techno-economical assessment are additional advantages.

The candidate should also have:

-       M.Sc. in a suitable field

-       Good written and oral communication skills in English

-       Experience in carrying out research and working in a team environment

-       Good skills in calculus and computing, e.g. Matlab and Comsol

-       Good understanding of transport phenomena



Salary will be determined upon competence and experience of the applicant following the salary system of Finnish universities. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland´s comprehensive social security.


For more Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Lasse Murtomäki (e-mail:  


How to apply

The application material should include:

  • A letter of motivation

  • A complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history

  • A letter of recommendation or contact details of possible referee(s)

  • Course transcripts of M.Sc. degree with grades


All material should be submitted in English. The application material will not be returned.


The applications are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link below) no later than 31.01.2019. 


Evaluation of the applications will start immediately.


Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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