VTT Summer Internships 2020: Research Trainee, Leaf-inspired biocatalysts from cellulosic materials
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Job area: Biomass processing and products
Application period: Monday, January 27, 2020 - Sunday, February 09, 2020
Are you looking for a summer job with meaningful responsibility and possibility to make an impact? At VTT you have an opportunity to be part of our innovative work community of brilliant minds, and learn and develop with the support of your team mates. We have over 2000 encouraging and inspiring colleagues from 47 different nationalities waiting for you across Finland!
Our last summer’s trainees rated their summer job experience at 3,72 / 4 in Responsible Summer Job survey by Oikotie. Below are some excerpts of their feedback:
”I’ve been involved to versatile different projects and to different level of work tasks.”
”It was an eye opening experience to be part of various research projects.”
Join us and make an impact for a brighter future!
With us you will be responsible for
With us, you will be an active member of a team of enthusiastic technology experts. The Functional Cellulose team at VTT creates material solutions based on cellulose and inspired by nature. In this project, we are developing novel functional platforms for CO2 capture and sustainable chemicals production by immobilizing photosynthetic microbial cells with lignocellulosic building blocks to create hierarchical leaf-inspired structures. Your task will consist of investigating the properties of lignocellulosic materials, and their interactions with living microbial cells, thus contributing to the development of sustainable bioeconomy.We expect you to have
To succeed in the position, you should have a background in process/chemical engineering or (bio)materials science. Experience in biotechnology is also highly beneficial. You should be able to perform experiments with lignocellulosic materials and biological micro-organisms, as well as analyze and draw meaningful conclusions from the experimental dataset. The work will be performed under the supervision of a VTT senior researcher.
We are especially looking for enthusiastic minds with strong motivation to grow and develop, so you don’t need to tick all of the boxes right now!As a person you are
Innovative and genuinely interested in using/developing novel technologies to successfully perform the tasks. You should be a solution-oriented team player and be able to work independently as well. You should be willing to learn new things. A problem-solving attitude and good interaction and technical writing skills in English are valued.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.
At VTT you also have an opportunity to continue working after your summer job as a part-time employee alongside of your studies or as a Thesis worker. According to Responsible Summer Job survey, 96 % of our summer interns were satisfied with their summer internship experience and 95 % were willing to continue working at VTT in the future.For further information
For more information about the position, you can contact Ville Rissanen, Research Scientist (tel. +358406830488) or Hannes Orelma, Research Team Leader (tel. +358403543143).
The application must include a CV, transcript of records and a free form cover letter describing your understanding and experience of the required materials and technologies. The position will be filled as soon as we find the right candidate.