Postdoc­toral Re­searcher and a Doc­toral Stu­dent, Hel­sinki­ALD Research Group

Helsinki, Finland
01 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Helsinki (, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members.

The Department of Chemistry ( at the Faculty of Science carries out research on chemistry and its applications at an international level and provides academic teaching based on high quality research. The department forms accountability unit operating on an annual budget of 19 million euros and reports 200 person-years per annum. There are 14 professors at the Department.

Call for a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Doctoral Student - HelsinkiALD research group

The HelsinkiALD research group at Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Doctoral Student to employment relationships starting September 1st, 2021 or as agreed. The Postdoctoral Researcher position is funded for two years and the Doctoral Student position for four years. A probationary period of six months is applied in both positions.

Project description

HelsinkiALD ( is a research group with a long history and strong reputation in ALD (atomic layer deposition) research. We are now looking for new members to a project where self-aligned fabrication methods are developed and studied for making thin film structures for semiconductor devices. The methods are controlled by surface chemistry which is selective to the underlying materials that are exposed on the surface of the device being made. As a result, thin film is formed in a self-aligned manner only on top of certain material(s) while others are left uncovered.


The area of these positions is inorganic materials chemistry but the candidates may have background in also polymer and physical chemistry, materials science and engineering, microelectronics, and materials physics. Hands-on experience on materials characterisation methods, thin film deposition and vacuum equipment is appreciated.

The Postdoctoral Research shall have a doctoral degree and the Doctoral Student a master´s degree in chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering or equivalent.

Furthermore, the Doctoral Student must either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree in Materials Research and Nanosciences (MATRENA) doctoral programme at the University of Helsinki or apply for the right and obtain it within the probationary period of 6 months applied in the appointment. For more information on the MATRENA:

Salary and benefits

The salary will be in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel, starting level 5 for a Postdoctoral Researcher level 2 for a Doctoral Student). In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3400–3800 €/month for a Postdoctoral Researcher and 2400–2600 €/month for a Doctoral Student.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees and their family members with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see

How to apply?

Applications for the Postdoctoral Researcher position should include (1) a cover letter with a brief description of research experience and motivation to apply (1–2 pages), (2) a CV with a list of publications, (3) contact details for two references, (4) a copy of a PhD degree certificate.

Applications for the Doctoral Student position should include (1) a cover letter with a description of research experience (if any) and interests as well as suitability for the project (1-2 pages), (2) a CV (with a possible list of publications included), (3) a copy of transcript records (the courses completed during Master´s studies), (4) contact details of two references (e.g. Master´s thesis or internship supervisor).

Please submit your application trough the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link “Apply for the position”.

The closing date for applications is July 31st, 2021.

Additional information

For more information on the position and operational environment, please contact Professor Mikko Ritala:

Due date

31.07.2021 23:59 EEST

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