PhD Candidate position in Biomedical Ultrasonics Aalto University, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Finland

PhD Candidate position in Biomedical Ultrasonics


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Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Doctoral Candidate Positions

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.


PhD Candidate position in Biomedical Ultrasonics

Job Description


Our research at the Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory (MEDUSA) in the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE), Aalto University, focuses on innovating new ultrasound platforms for biomedical use with a goal to translate these into hospital and research environments, typically through the commercialization route. The technology typically relies on non-linear ultrasonics, which enables actuation and manipulation of matter (e.g. moving molecules/particles, generation acoustic streams, levitation, liquid micro-jets). Most of the applications are intended for diagnostics and advanced therapy in the field of cancer management.


We are looking for a doctoral student to work with a new ultrasonics platform with solid commercialization interest in coming years. Your work will include setting up advanced experimental arrangements and prototypes, simulations, running experiments and conducting data analysis (signals, images, high-speed video). We offer you an ambitious and high-tech working environment with a well-equipped laboratory and challenging and interesting research topics. Our research projects are currently funded by Academy of Finland and Business Finland.


The ideal candidate has:

  • Suitable studies (experimental, theoretical or both) e.g. in physics, medical physics, or engineering (biomedical, mechanical, electrical).
  • Strong interest in development, testing, modelling and simulation of ultrasound systems
  • Excellent study record
  • Good command of the English language and excellent team working skills
  • Capability to work independently and learn new things quickly (you are a problem solver)


Salary and contract terms

The expected duration of doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research. The expected starting salary for a PhD candidate is approx. 2400 €/month. Salaries in Aalto University follow the university salary system. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is 1624 hours. The contract includes occupational healthcare services.


How to apply

Please, submit your application (max. 1 page) with appendixes (CV, transcript of records, M.Sc. thesis and other supporting material) through the e-recruitment system Saima at your earliest convenience but no later than 13 Jan 2019. The application materials will not be returned. 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. The selection process will respect gender equality.


For further information, please contact

Prof. Heikki Nieminen by e-mail:

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