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Senior Scientist, Optical measurements

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 23.10.2018

Form of employment: Full time, Regular
Locations: Oulu, Finland
Job area: Sensing and integration
Applications by November 12, 2018

The Optical measurements team belongs to the VTT’s Research area “Sensing and Integration” which has about 200 staff. The mission of the team is to develop optical measurements solutions and high performance instruments for demanding industrial applications as well as for near consumer products. The team has 25 cross-functional experts covering the necessary development chain from application studies to sensor system integration and assembly for the optical instrument development. Optical measurements team is committed to exploitation of project results through industrial commercialization.

We are looking for a senior scientist / project manager with experience in generating, preparing and leading research projects. You will work with our experts in the field of optical sensing, machine vision, spectroscopy and optoelectronics. The application areas can vary from agriculture to mining, paper, process and defence industry. You will lead projects working with a cross-functional engineering team (optical-, electrical - and mechanical design, assembly, calibration, testing and software design) to develop prototypes and measurement methods.

Main responsibilities:

  • Contribute to innovating new project ideas and leading research project preparation especially for H2020 and BF calls
  • Leading and coordinating large H2020 and BF research projects
  • Participation in team’s research activities in optical sensing methods, spectroscopy, machine vision or optoelectronics areas
  • Active participation in creating new customer projects together with other key people

We expect you to have

  • Experience in generating, preparing and leading research projects
  • Background in optical sensing methods, spectroscopy, machine vision or optoelectronics
  • PhD or M.Sc in relevant area
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

As a person you are

  • You are a self-driven person with a passion for networking with collaborators and customers to build up international consortiums
  • To be able to lead large projects you should be “the engine of the project” and have open-minded, result-driven and proactive mind set
  • Good networking and good communication skills are required to build up international consortiums
  • You are familiar with working in international research teams and projects
  • You should have willingness to learn new things and travel 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.

We offer a great opportunity to develop technological competences in Optical measurements team together with VTT´s top experts. As part of the team you will develop world class measurement solutions to industry in varying applications.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Katariina Rahkamaa-Tolonen, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 40 7598890, Katariina.rahkamaa-tolonen@vtt.fi) on 19th of October between 1 and 2 p.m. or on 22nd of October between 1 and 2 p.m.