Research Trainee, Fibre Web Processes
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 13.1.2021

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 Fibre Web Processes?

Our Fibre web processes -team does research and develops processes for bio-based webs to be used as sustainable solutions in e.g. packaging, hygiene and construction materials. Our team consists of 20 researchers and operates in three VTT locations: Jyväskylä, Espoo and Tampere.

What would your responsibilities include?

As a Research Trainee, you would be working as part of a research project, looking for and analysing essential background information on selected topics, of which you will produce documents for the use of the project group and related stakeholders.

Due to the current covid19 restrictions, remote work will probably be the primary way of working. If the restrictions ease, the work may also contain experimenting in laboratory and/or piloting facilities, including the analysis and reporting of the results.

Who we are looking for?

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

  • Studies in natural sciences
  • Interest in looking for and developing technical solutions to bio-based industries, with a hands-on attitude
  • Fluent English skills (for communicating in the team and reporting)

The ideal VTT Changemaker is a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start. You are also a team player with strong collaboration skills who wants to drive positive impact in the world.

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:

Interested and want to hear more?

For more information about the position, you can contact Research Team Leader Jaakko Asikainen,, tel. +358 40 8207164.

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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