Research Trainee, Collaborative Systems
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 7.1.2021

Let’s make science work for hope next summer! – VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships

Let’s face it, 2020 was a mess. But this summer, we can make a change for the better. Join a community of world-class problem solvers, tackling the greatest challenges of our time. Together, we can turn these challenging times into a hopeful future. Apply now for the VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships.

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about science and technology or passionate about business and people? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time?

VTT Summer of Changemakers 2021 is looking for you. We offer over 30 truly meaningful summer traineeships, where you get to challenge yourself and build your career in a community of brilliant minds. We are one of Europe’s leading research organisations. We turn global challenges – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – into sustainable growth with the latest and best tools of science and technology. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be the next Research Trainee in Collaborative Systems?

The data revolution is in full swing and the future depends on the federation of data spaces and ensuring data sovereignty. In the Collaborative Systems team in Oulu, we are developing technologies for these evolving data sharing platforms and ecosystems.

What would your responsibilities include?

In the context of the GAIA-X (Federated Data Infrastructure for Europe) undertaking and its core technology IDS (International Data Spaces) we are looking for a talented programmer to strengthen our team in implementing software platform components (e.g. connectors and broker). The components are utilised in a variety of commercial and research projects.

The main responsibilities in this position will be:

  • Research and development of data sharing solutions
  • Implementation of components for federated data platforms
  • Deployment support for users in selected research projects

Who we are looking for?

To succeed in the position, you have following background and skills:

  • Good skills in programming (Java and JavaScript)
  • Experience with virtualisation (Docker) and orchestration technologies (Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge on ontologies is a plus
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills

You are open-minded and solution-oriented with good collaboration skills. With your good communication skills, you master the cooperation with our international project partners. Your willingness to learn new things will ensure your ability to apply state-of-the-art technology in your work.

Why should you join us?

We promise meaningful projects, where you get to take on real responsibility: creating innovative scientific and technical solutions as part of our research team. You’ll be supported and encouraged every step of the way by your team, learning from the top experts in your field. And you’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.

All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date can be discussed. Positions are filled as soon as we find the right candidate.

Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers

Interested and want to hear more?

For more information about the position, you can contact Markus Taumberger, Research Team Leader (tel. +358504652474) on Wednesday 3.2.2021 between 10:00 and 12:00.

The interviews will take place during weeks 7 and 8.

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application by 7th February. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

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