Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory, Aalto University

Location: Aalto, Finland


Job title:

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Physics of Acoustic Cavitation


Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory, Aalto University, Finland

Full description of the position:

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work in the field of acoustic cavitation in ultrasonic frequencies. The specific research topic has a high level of novelty and while the project is basic research, we foresee a large number of applications in a large number of fields including medical devices, microactuators and drug delivery.


Your background and expertise:

The ideal candidate has a PhD and strong background in fields such as acoustic cavitation, physical acoustics and/or ultrasonics. You should have a strong capability to design and conduct experimentation related to acoustic cavitation as well as have applied mathematical, theoretical and/or simulation experience in the same field. While not mandatory, a bonus is to have knowledge in one or more of the following areas: acoustic streaming, Bjerknes forces, cavitation-induced shock waves and atomization.

Ideally, you are a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. You are capable of managing your own workload and can work both independently and as a part of the team. You are expected to contribute to instructing PhD students. Therefore, we expect successful supervison experience or potential to supervise successfully.

You demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the highest level academic research with ambitious goals and you have published high-impact research.


What we offer:

You will work along with 10-15 other researchers from Medical Ultrasonics Laboratory (MEDUSA) (main site of your research) Aalto University and from collaborator laboratories at Aalto University and University College London. MEDUSA's research is currently funded by Academy of Finland, Business Finland and EU.

The salary level is fixed to departmental levels based on career stage starting from 3810€ per month for a Post-doc. While you are funded for 1-2 years for a dedicated project, we expect you to apply your own academic funding for further research.


How to apply?

Please, submit your application through this website:

Keywords: cavitation, physical acoustics, acoustics, ultrasound, ultrasonics, physics


For more information

Please contact Prof. Heikki Nieminen, the Head of MEDUSA by email: and in application process related questions HR Coordinator Noora Koskivaara To learn more about our lab, please visit




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