Open Positions

Two doctoral candidate positions in Optics and Photonics

We are looking for two doctoral students to join our group for experimental and theoretical research on (1) light-matter interaction at the nanoscale and (2) ultrafast optical phenomena and aberration-free imaging based on optical coherence.

1. The candidate will develop novel approaches to the creation of nanostructured light sources, detectors, modulators and other nano-optical components that can be used in the future photonic integrated circuits.

2. The candidate will develop experimental methods for realization and detection of ultrafast all-optical modulation and for aberration-independent optical imaging based on photon correlation detection.

Preference will be given to candidates with good understanding of electromagnetic optics and experience in designing physical experiments.


  • MSc. in physics
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Good understanding of electromagnetism and optics
  • Experience in experimental physics and numerical simulations
  • Strong motivations to learn new skills, solve new problems and develop new scientific methods

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file at your earliest convenience by 28th of February 2018 through the recruitment system –

Application material should include (all documents in English):

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Diploma certificate
  • Transcript of records
  • Contact details of at least two possible referees


The expected starting salary for a PhD candidate is approximately 2400 €/month and follows the university salary system. The contract includes Aalto University occupational health care.

For more Information

For further information, please contact D.Sc. (Tech.), Doc. Andriy Shevchenko, e-mail: andriy.shevchenko [at] aalto [dot] fi.


Research work towards M.Sc. thesis in Optics and Photonics

We offer an undergraduate student position to work on a M.Sc. thesis on the topics of ultrafast all-optical modulation and photon-correlation imaging. The research is connected to the development of novel experimental methods based on pulsed and modulated laser light.  Preference will be given to candidates with basic understanding of optics and experience in experimental physics. For more information, contact D.Sc. (Tech.), Doc. Andriy Shevchenko, e-mail: andriy.shevchenko [at] aalto [dot] fi.

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