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Research Scientist for Software development in Energy systems research

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 9.1.2019

Form of employment: Full time, Regular
Locations: Espoo, Finland
Job area: Smart energy and transport solutions
Application period: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

With us you will be responsible for

You will participate in the development of open source energy systems modelling software. Our tools enable comprehensive analysis of energy systems with high shares of variable renewable power generation and increasing demand side participation. The tools are used to explore cost efficient pathways to address climate change and other environmental concerns related to energy in different parts of the world. Your first responsibilities will include development of data acquisition and data processing components to our modelling toolbox. Later your responsibilities may widen depending on your skills and interests.

We expect you to have

An appropriate M.Sc. (Tech.) or corresponding degree to provide a suitable background for further personal development in the work. You can also be a nearly graduated student with relevant performed studies and work experience. We expect good understanding of open source software development and willingness to learn about energy systems and renewable energy. Experience with data analysis in Python, Julia or R, high-performance computing and working with big data is a merit. English language skills are important. Previous work experience in energy systems is not required but would be a significant asset.

As a person you are

  • Motivated to work in a customer-oriented, multidisciplinary research organization
  • Curious and open-minded, identifying commercial opportunities from our research
  • A team-player with ability to work independently
  • Outgoing with good communication skills and professional attitude
  • Willingness to travel within Finland and abroad.

We offer

At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our people is the core of the next generation VTT. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. We offer versatile, independent and challenging tasks and the needed support and coaching, the possibility to pursue your scientific interests as well as flexibility in working time.

The future of academic research is based on open software and data, and we are working on new tools for the energy research community (see e.g. http://www.spine-model.org/). This is an excellent opportunity for you to be part of development of new tools and technologies, solutions and services together with VTT´s top experts.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Erkka Rinne, Reseacrh Scientist, Power Systems and Renewables (tel. +358 20 722 4304) on 15th or 17th of January 2019 between 13:00 and 15:00, or Geert-Jan Bluemink, Research Team Leader, Power Systems and Renewables (tel. +358 20 722 2139) on 14th or 16th of January 2019 between 13:00 and 15:00.