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Research Scientist, Josephson Junction Devices

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 29.5.2019

Form of employment: Full time, Regular
Locations: Espoo, Finland
Application period: May 27, 2019 - June 17, 2019

In this position, you will be closely collaborating with European-wide consortium to develop space-borne X-ray telescope ATHENA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOf6WIDmi30).

With us you will be responsible for experimental and design work related to Josephson junctions and SQUID based readout electronics. Together with our project team, you will design SQUID based components and systems, develop the experimental capabilities and implement and carry out the cryogenic experiments characterizing the devices and systems. You collaborate closely with processing experts for the fabrication of the devices in the clean room of Micronova (http://www.micronova.fi/nanofabrication_centre-002/micronova_nanofabrication_cleanroom/). In the long run, we expect You to contribute in developing devices for wider range of applications.

We expect you to have a higher academic degree (MSc, PhD, or equivalent) in physics or electrical engineering (or related field). Previous knowledge of Josephson junction or SQUID device design or fabrication is an asset, but not required. We acknowledge the skills in any of the following topics:

  • Hands-on low-temperature experimental techniques
  • Electronics design and prototyping
  • Clean room fabrication processes
  • RF or microwave techniques
  • measurement automation and data analysis tools (e.g. Matlab, Python)
  • Simulation tools (e.g COMSOL, Ansys HFSS, Aplac)

As a person you are a team player with true ambition and passion for research work and technology. You take initiatives and responsibilities and have good interaction skills. You are able to combine theory with practice in a solution-oriented manner. You have good cooperation and networking skills and fluent written and oral communication in English.

We offer a creative and international working environment with highly trained colleagues and state-of-the-art research infrastructures. At VTT you can also have flexible working hours, good personal development prospects and the benefits of a large employer. With us, you will be building bridges from basic and applied research to the commercial exploitation. Note that we can also offer research topics for PhD-level studies.

For further information please contact Pekka Pursula, tel. +358 40 738 4986, email pekka.pursula@vtt.fi or Mikko Kiviranta, Principal Scientist, tel. +358 40 756 0968, mikko.kiviranta@vtt.fi