Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term
Application period: February 13, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Field of Research of the Professorship:
Sensor research in the field of electronic sensor and measurement technologies including such areas as measurement physics and sensors, nano and microelectronics manufacturing processes and electronics integration as well as system design for industrial applications.
Sensor technologies are having a strong role in realizing the Internet-of-Things (IoT) visions and enabling the digitalization of industry. VTT applies sensor technologies to variety of application areas such as condition monitoring, environmental measurements, healthcare, space instrumentation and security.
We are looking for a visionary professor with strong interest in the development of novel sensors utilizing VTT Micronova manufacturing facilities http://www.micronova.fi/. The person should be familiar with industrial needs and requirements and able to combine multitechnological research to generate new sensor solutions. Experience in the electronic sensors and development of those must be shown.
We expect you to have
The Research Professor will be a dynamic individual who provides vision, leadership and guidance in the field of electronic sensors. The qualified candidate will work closely with multiple teams and experts. In addition, the candidate should be active in international networks and capable to build international research projects and lead them. The projects should result impact to both academia and industry. Beside scientific results, the outcomes should include IPR and new business innovations.
Qualifications for successful candidate include a doctoral degree in physics, electrical engineering or a closely associated field, high quality scientific competence, experience in supervising scientific research, ability to give high quality guidance and supervision of doctoral theses, as well as evidence of international collaboration in his/her field of research.
Issues taken into consideration include scientific publications and other research achievements. In addition, the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity within the field concerned, and success in acquiring domestic and international research funding, scientific work abroad and other international activities will be taken into consideration. Industrial experience and commercialization of scientific results are strong merits.
We are looking for a person with proactive and collaborative ways of working as well as good communication and networking skills. Inspiring people to do world class research and willingness to support others to achieve excellent results. Willingness to support customers in their needs is a priority.
You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. The tasks are versatile, independent and challenging, with support and coaching where needed. VTT is a modern, well-equipped working environment with competent, internationally oriented and highly trained personnel assisted by skilled business support professionals. The position of the Research Professor is fixed-term for 5 years with possibility of new 5 years period.
For further information please contact:
Jussi Paakkari, +358 40 5485 286, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Sensing and Integration
Mikko Merimaa, +358 50 4105 517, email@example.com
Vice President Research, Knowledge Intensive Products and Services
Please include cover letter and your research vision of the development of the research field (max. 3 pages), CV and the list of publications (10 most significant publications marked) with your application. Attachments are also possible to send by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VTT uses international experts to help evaluate its applicants. All application documents should be in English.
VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€.
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