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Research Team Leader, Systems engineering and simulation

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 14.12.2018

Form of employment: Full time, Regular 
Locations: Espoo, Finland 
Job area: Data-driven solutions 
Applications by January 15, 2019 

Would you like to take a leading role in Systems engineering and simulation team as a Research team leader and coach the team for future opportunities? The team consists of about 20 highly competent researchers mostly in Espoo. The team´s research topics include:

  • industrial process simulation, focusing on applications of dynamic process simulation,
  • industrial operational research, focusing on decision making support using mathematical optimisation and data analytics,
  • model-driven engineering and industrial information management, focusing on model-based systems engineering, and
  • analysis of critical systems, focusing on safety critical process automation and its formal analysis.

We work in close co-operation with our customers especially in process industries and energy sector.

As a Research Team Leader, you have the overall responsibility of the research team´s activities. Your inspiring leadership helps the researchers continuously develop their competences and to achieve high-level results together with other VTT experts and external partners. As a member of the Data-driven solutions Research Area leadership team, you contribute to the success of the wider VTT community.

Main responsibilities:

  • Leadership and personnel management, including resource management, balancing workloads as well as well-being and work safety of the personnel.
  • Continuous competence development and coaching according to future customer needs.
  • Active contribution to the leadership of the research area.
  • Building up a balanced project portfolio, active contribution in sales and research project preparation together with substance node leaders and other key people. Development of offering, commercialisation and R&D activities in collaboration with others.
  • Fostering collaboration within VTT and with external partners. Building up networks with customers and top research partners.

We expect you to have

You are passionate about creating science-based innovations for the future. You are at the point of your research career, where you want to create impact by leading others, help them succeed and grow.

The most important requirements are:

  • Understanding of relevant technologies and application areas both from scientific as well as our customers’ point of view.
  • Competences in leading people and strong motivation to lead. Experience of line manager and/or project manager role.
  • Wide networks to different kinds of stakeholders: research organisations, funding bodies and companies both in Finland and internationally.
  • Customer centric; sales and business development experience is regarded valuable.
  • University degree at Master’s or PhD level in a relevant field.
  • Fluent in English, fluent Finnish is regarded valuable.

As a person you are

  • Strategic and visionary, and able to implement those into actions
  • Want to see research results turn into innovations and concrete solutions
  • Systems thinking and desire for continuous development
  • Great collaborator with strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Result focused and well-organised

In this position you have a great opportunity to see and influence widely systems engineering - both in the scientific community as well as the industry through our customers. VTT is a place to make a difference with other brilliant minds. At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence applied in practice. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Janne Järvinen, Vice President for Data-driven solutions, +358 40 754 4738 on 19th December. at 10-11 am and 8th January at 10-11
You may also contact Marja Lindgren, HR manager, +358 40 557 5452 on 10th January at 12-13.