Post-doctoral position in Nano Theory group

The Nano Theory group at the Low Temperature/O.V. Lounasmaa laboratory of Aalto University has an opening for a postdoc working in a project Heattronics funded by the European Research Council.

Research topics

The research carried out in this project is related to analyzing conduction of heat and entropy and their fluctuations in different types of electronic circuits. Possible topics include

  • general theory of heat conduction and its fluctuations
  • heat conduction in topological insulators
  • nonequilibrium effects in Josephson proximity circuits, or
  • driven circuit optomechanics.

The exact topic depends on the preferences of the person chosen for the position. All projects typically require both analytical and numerical calculations.

We have a close collaboration with experimental nanophysics groups, both at the Low Temperature Laboratory and elsewhere.


The contract will be made for two years, with possible extensions for a third year. The salary level for post-doctoral researchers is between 3400 and 3740 euros.


A PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics or equivalent on a topic of relevance is expected from the candidate. Alternatively, a certificate showing that the applicant will have his/her doctoral thesis evaluated before the start of the contract has to be presented. Very good knowledge of English and a demonstrated ability to publish scientific work is a mandatory requirement for the position. Experience on the theory of quantum transport, mesoscopic physics, fluctuations or optomechanics is highly appreciated.

The applications and requests for further information should be sent to Tero Heikkilä. The position will be filled once a suitable candidate is found.