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Research Team Leader, MEMS

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 19.12.2019

Form of employment: Full time, Regular

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Research and Development

Application period: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - Sunday, January 12, 2020


We are now looking for a Research team leader (RTL) for MEMS team, to ensure research excellence, which is our most important differentiator, in the team. Excellence is built by a common, ambitious research and customer agenda in the research team and by leading everyone in the team through substance.

MEMS team designs, fabricates and characterizes MEMS components in close collaboration with application owners to create world-class solutions. Also, new materials and wafer processing technologies are in the core of team. Technologies in the team include piezoMEMS, surface MEMS, bulk micromachining, packaging technologies and integration MEMS to sub-systems.

In this position you have the opportunity to think big, influence strongly different sectors of industry and society and leave your mark for the bright future. At VTT you can every day exceed yourself.


With us you will be responsible for

As a Research Team Leader you are responsible for the research agenda of your team. As one of the key researchers in the team, you lead research and participate in research and customer work yourself. With your high ambition level and goal-oriented mindset, you ensure the high quality as well as high impact of the research work for customers and the society. As member of the research area leadership team, you find ways to combine competences and build collaboration to ensure wider impact.

This is a line manager role, so you are responsible for coaching the team and team members’ performance as an inspirational leader. Recruitment and competence development and renewal are your key priority. Preferably, you are experienced in leading change and achieving great results by inspiring and leading people.

This is a key role in the organization in which you will have the opportunity to build and drive forward the impactful research and to solve customer challenges. You will be the spokesperson for the research topic and take an active role in promoting its visibility.

Main responsibilities in substance leadership:
• Leading and participating in the customer work
• Leading team’s project portfolio preparation and execution
• Ensuring high-quality research (research ethics, publications and doctoral thesis, IPR)
• People leadership with coaching style - wellbeing, attracting, retaining, recruiting and developing talents ensuring continuous competence development
• Ensuring high quality preparations of new projects in the team
• Fostering relationships with relevant key stakeholders
• Responsibility for developing an ambitious and visionary agenda for research excellence and impact
• Participation for research area leadership team work, especially from research excellence and impact point of view


We expect you to have

You have excellent substance knowledge and understanding of the team’s research content. Preferably, you have PhD degree in the relevant field. You have a strong track record in driving excellence in the research work. As a leader, you want to create positive drive and get people excited by coaching and setting ambitious targets together with the team.

You have good communication skills with the ability to build collaboration and networks with different stakeholders. You are familiar with different funding instruments such as EU H2020 and Business Finland. You are proficient in English language.


As a person you are

• Science and technology leader with visionary view of your substance area
• Customer centered with passion for solving customer challenges
• Strongly ambitious to achieve high goals
• Motivating people leader with the ability to recruit, retain and develop people.


We offer

VTT is a place to make a difference in collaboration with other brilliant minds. Our mission is to create impact that generates sustainable growth and wellbeing in society as well as in industry.

Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Therefore, our personnel’s wellbeing, flexible work opportunities and competence development are key priorities for us.

With us, you can make an impact for a better future and you can be part of solving the biggest challenges of our time


For further information

Interested and want to know more? Contact Microelectronics research area Vice President Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä for more information by phone: +358407587941 or e-mail: tauno.vaha-heikkila@vtt.fi.

Calling hours for this position are following:
Friday, December 20th 2019 at 14:00-15:00 and
Friday, January 3rd 2020 at 10:00-11:00.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV as soon as possible, latest by Sunday January 12th, 2020.