PREIN – University of Eastern Finland


The Photonics Research and Innovation Flagship (PREIN) is a multi-disciplinary competence cluster in Finland focusing on the development of light-based technologies. PREIN is a national Finnish network that gathers the cutting-edge expertise in Photonics in Finland, including Tampere University, University of Eastern Finland, Aalto University and VTT research center. Combining the resources and infrastructures of its partners, PREIN covers all the Photonics value chain, from fundamental research to applied research, seeding industrial collaboration, supporting mobility and career development. For more information see our website Within the PREIN framework, several postdoc positions are available at Tampere University and the University of Eastern Finland.

University of Eastern Finland

Positions are available in the Integrated Optics group at the Institute of Photonics in the University of Eastern Finland focusing on research and applications of novel waveguide platforms (e.g. photonic crystals, ring resonator, micro-cavity, Bragg gratings, Fano resonators) for telecom and sensing. The group benefit of the large facilities offered by the Department of Physics and Mathematics in terms of calculations (FDTD, FMM, OptiFDTD, Photon Design…), fabrication (the 200m2 clear room with an extensive pool of key equipment: electron beam lithography, ALD, ICP-RIE, CVD, 3D printing), and characterizations (a fully customizable characterization laboratory.

The University of Eastern Finland UEF is one of the largest universities in Finland. Research carried out at UEF is of a high international standard and has significant impact, with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity. UEF has identified four global challenges for which it seeks solutions through its interdisciplinary research and education: Ageing, lifestyles and health; Learning in a digitised society; Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders; and Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources. UEF offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects, and it has four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. UEF’s campuses are located in Joensuu and Kuopio. It’s home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. Gender equality and equal opportunities work at UEF is based on legislation and the values of the university.  The University of Eastern Finland is a smoke-free workplace.

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Matthieu Roussey,

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As per COFUND guidelines, fellowship programmes will be based on individual-driven mobility, i.e., researchers will be able to freely choose a research topic fitting their individual needs.

The subject of the research project is expected to contribute to European competitiveness and to be in the general field of Photonics and/or its applications. Within these limitations, applicants can freely choose both their research topic and their host organisation, in the spirit of the ‘European Charter for Researchers’.