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Postdoctoral researcher (f/m) in the area of Textile Engineering and Chemistry
Published(905 days ago)
Deadline for applications(893 days ago)
Aalto UniversityEspoo, Helsinki (Finnland)
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 20 000 students and more than 400
professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.
The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems at the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering
is presently looking for a
Postdoctoral researcher in the area of Textile Engineering and Chemistry
Quite recently, we have developed a novel air-gap Lyocell spinning process using an ionic liquid
as a direct cellulose solvent. The process is known as Ioncell process. The staple fiber production
is currently possible in 100 g-batches. In a next step, the batch-mode production shall be upgraded
to a continuous-mode production unit. The tasks of the postdoctoral researcher include the
optimization of the fiber spinning and the fiber after treatment (spin finish) as well as the coordination
of the entire textile chain. In addition to research work, person hired is expected to participate
in the supervision of students and teaching following the standard practices at the department.
For more information about the department http://bio2.aalto.fi/en/.
The position is in the Chemical Pulping and Wood refineries research group lead by Prof. Herbert
Sixta. The research group focuses on the fractionation of lignocellulosic raw materials into its
polymeric and non-polymeric constituents and developing new routes for their chemical and biochemical
conversion into high-value added products.
The eligible candidate should have a solid background in polymer chemistry and/or textile technology/
engineering and some experience in textile manufacturing processes including textile finishing.
The candidate should also have:
PhD in a suitable field
High motivation for research
Good written and oral communication skills in English
Experience in carrying out independent research and working in a team environment
Salary is determined according to the salary system of Aalto University.
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