Science Fellow/ Machine learning strategies for materials optimization


Aalto University School of Science focuses on science and fundamental research, opening up new perspectives far into the future. The school educates experts that are capable of solving large-scale societal challenges involving e.g. energy and information technology solutions.

The Aalto Science Institute (AScI) is an interdisciplinary research initiative hosted by the Aalto University School of Science to advance and foster international collaboration and research at the highest level across the fields of science.

The Aalto Science Institute’s Fellowship Programme is pleased to invite applications for:

SCIENCE FELLOW/ Machine learning strategies for materials optimization

The AScI Fellow is a Postdoctoral position with freedom and support to pursue independent and interdisciplinary research agenda and has opportunity to collaborate with research groups of the departments of Aalto University School of Science. Successful candidates shall have or are close to having a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or related disciplines. Strong knowledge of machine-learning methodologies, and reasonable programming skills are required. The candidate is expected to have the interest to apply mathematics and statistics to physical problems. Specialist knowledge of computational physics techniques is also welcomed.

The position is connected with an AScI Thematic Research Programme on the same topic running from 2014 to 2017, with Principal Investigators Academy Fellow Dr. Lasse Laurson, Prof. Adam Foster, and Dr. Filippo Federici Canova. The position is also strongly linked to the Computational Nanoscience Centre of Excellence (COMP at Aalto. The length of the contract period is two years.

Application procedure

Interested candidates may submit their application in the Aalto University electronic application system Saima with the following documents as attachments:

  • Complete curriculum vitae describing education and employment history.
    • Names and contact details of two senior academics available for reference should be added to the end of the CV.
  • List of publications including brief synopses of no more than three most relevant publications.
  • Summary of most important scientific merits and achievements.
  • A statement of research plan of maximum three pages including the candidate’s motivation for the position at Aalto University.

Deadline for applications is 17th April 2015. (15:00 EEST)

The review process is continuous and applications will be considered up to the DL mentioned above. In the review process, emphasis is put on the strength of the candidates academic track record, together with the relevance of the curriculum and research interests for the focus of the position. The candidates potential for supporting the goals of AScI, including in particular the collaboration with other Fellows at the Institute and the participating departments is also assessed.

The salary level for the Fellows is between 3500 and 4700 /month, depending on experience and qualifications. The contract includes Aalto University occupational health, and AScI supports the Fellowstravel up to 5000 /year.

For further information, please contact AScI Director, Prof. Pekka Orponen (institute information, tel. +358 500 819491), Prof. Adam Foster (Department of Applied Physics) or AScI Coordinator Dr. Minna Lind (application process, tel. +358 50 5698451). E-mail: asci [at] aalto [dot] fi

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