Postdoc Position in Nanoscale Magnonics

Postdoc Position in Nanoscale Magnonics

Aalto University, School of Science, Department of Applied Physics

Espoo, Finland

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on active control of spin waves in YIG-based magnonic nanostructures. The project aims at the realization of reprogrammable spin-wave band structures in magnetic metamaterials by means of external magnetic fields, thermo-plasmonic heating, and voltage-driven magneto-ionics, which is relevant for the development of energy-efficient computing devices. The project offers an interesting combination of experiments (high-quality thin-film growth, advanced lithography, electrical and magneto-optical characterization) and modeling (micromagnetic simulations, plane-wave method theory, electromagnetic simulations). Previous background in spintronics, magnonics, or nanofabrication is essential.

We are looking for a bright and motivated postdoc with an excellent record in the field of the position. Good command of English (both verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to disseminate scientific results are mandatory requirements for the position. Applicants must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at publishing high-impact articles.

The salary ranges from 3500€ to 3900€ per month (before taxes), depending of previous experience. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will initially be made for 2 years.

As a postdoc, you will join the NanoSpin research group at Aalto University ( The group focuses on cutting-edge research on electric-field controlled magnetism, magnonics, and magneto-plasmonics in hybrid nanoscale structures. The NanoSpin laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for nanomaterial fabrication and advanced electronic, magnetic and magneto-optical characterization. Besides, you will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and microtechnologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment for nanofabrication and microscopy ( As a PhD student in the NanoSpin group, you will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves national and international collaborations.
Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors. It is the largest university in Finland focusing on education, research and technology, science, business, and arts. The NanoSpin group is located on the Otaniemi campus in
Espoo (10 km from the city center of Helsinki), which is one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.

To apply, please send the following documents as a single PDF file to Letter of motivation (1-2 pages) to the application system.
(1) Motivation letter (max. two pages)
(2) CV including list of publications
(3) Degree certificates and academic transcripts
(4) Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available)

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Applications are invited immediately and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information, kindly contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken (sebastiaan.van.dijken@aalto.

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