The postdoctoral researcher will to join the research group on ice mechanics and work on fracture of ice. The successful candidate will design and conduct laboratory experiments on fracture of ice, and contribute significantly in analyzing the results and publishing articles in high-impact journals. The postdoc will also work as an active member of the group and to participate in group meetings and in planning of future research. In addition, the successful candidate may participate in supervising students and other teaching activities, but research will be the main task.

A PhD in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, materials science, geophysics, or related field is required. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in deformation and strength of solids. Experience in laboratory work, ice mechanics, or digital image correlation (DIC) will be considered as advantage. Strong English language skills, both written and oral, are needed.

Applications must include:

  • Letter of motivation (maximum of one page);
  • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications;
  • Degree certificates and academic transcripts; and
  • Letters of recommendation from at least two referees, or a list of references that may be contacted.

Application deadline: 31 March 2024, 11:59 p.m. Finnish Time (UTC +2)

For more information and to apply, go to: Full position description  

For questions, contact:

Jukka Tuhkuri, Aalto University


Phone: +358 505680036