The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems at the Aalto University’s School of Chemical Engineering is presently looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of Bio-based materials.

About the position:
  • The candidate will be mainly working in fundamental research on the moisture behavior of bio-based materials in a prestigious project funded by Academy of Finland.
  • The position is available immediately, but the starting date can be negotiated to several months ahead.
  • The postdoctoral position is open in the Wood Material Science research group headed by Prof. Lauri Rautkari.


  • Candidate should have recently obtained a PhD in a suitable field, such as material science or chemistry; wood science is an asset
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience in carrying out independent research and working in a team environment
  • Experience in writing high level scientific publications
  • Skills, knowledge and abilities in the following areas are highly desirable:
  • Experience in spectroscopic analyses, such as NIR, FTIR and Raman spectroscopies
  • Good understanding of wood structure and chemistry
  • Experience in water interaction of biomaterials.

How to apply:

Apply online and the application should include the following in a single pdf:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of references.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Aalto University
Country Finland
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Material Science, Chemistry, Wood Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 15.7.2020

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