Doctoral student position in smart lighting

Aalto University


Doctoral student position in smart lighting



A fully funded PhD student position is available at the lighting research group, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. It is a full-time position available from December 1, 2019 but the start time can be negotiated. As a PhD student at Aalto University, the successful candidate will have access to an outstanding PhD program, with competitive salary and benefits.


The doctoral student will work on the project “Finest Twins”. Finest twins is EU Horizon 2020 funded project focusing on five key domains for clean and sustainable Smart City development: mobility, energy and the built environment combined with governance, urban analytics and data management. The PhD candidate will work on the development of sustainable and adaptable smart lighting on living environments.


The applicant should have MSc degree or equivalent in a relevant field ( eg. electrical engineering, electronics engineering,  computer science), or be a M.Sc. student in a final phase of their studies. The candidate should have strong analytical and writing skills in English, and experience or genuine interest in illumination engineering.  The candidate should have or willing to acquire knowledge on lighting design, 3D modelling and statistical data analysis, eager to execute experimental (field) work including human behaviour and perception.

The successful candidate should be highly motivated, creative and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team and willing to cooperate with research groups in Aalto and Tallinn.

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file by the 31st October 2019, through the recruitment system via Apply now! link below. The application should include:

  1. a free-form application/motivation letter;

  2. a Curriculum Vitae (with contact details);

  3. names and contact information (email) of at least two references;

  4. transcript of records (courses and grades);

  5. degree certificate (if available, translation into English if needed);

  6. a list of publications (if available);

  7. link to electronic copy of Master's thesis (if available);

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 period.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Pramod Bhusal or Paulo Pinho by e-mail . In recruitment process related questions please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen,

Aalto University

Aalto University is the foremost university in Finland in Engineering, Design and Business. Less than a 15-minute metro ride away from center of Helsinki, capital of Finland, Aalto offers access to rich cultural and social life to help maintain healthy work-life balance. If you like to travel, Helsinki is well connected to the world through a major international airport.

AALTO (Aalto University) has six schools with nearly 11,000 students and more than 400 professors. The School of Electrical Engineering fosters basic research as well as the development of the latest technologies, providing top-quality engineering education. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation is a part of AALTO’s School of Electrical Engineering. Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation provides a truly inspirational ecosystem, where scientists and engineers from different fields interact and work together by crossing traditional boundaries to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems, provide an excellent education and produce greater wellbeing for society in general.

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