Postdoc Position in Skyrmion-based devices

Postdoc Position in Skyrmion-based devices

Aalto University

Espoo, Finland

The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on electric-field control of skyrmion-based devices. The project will study the effects of electric-field, through magnetic anisotropy modulation or strain modulation, on magnetic skyrmions with the aim of creating devices relevant to the development of energy-efficient computation. The project combines both experimental techniques (thin-film growth, advanced lithography, electrical and magneto-optical characterization) and modeling (micromagnetic and atomic simulations).

We are looking for a bright and motivated postdoc with an excellent record in the field of the position. A 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, 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 postdoc 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), one of the largest high-tech hubs in Northern Europe.

Candidates should send the following documents (all in English) as a single pdf-file.
• Application
• CV
• List of publications
• Highest degree certificate
• Contact information of three references

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The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. For questions, please contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken or Dr. Rhodri Mansell (see contact information below). Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken,, +358-503160969
Dr. Rhodri Mansell,

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