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VTT Summer Internships 2020: Research Trainee, Nuclear reactors modelling

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 2.1.2020

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!


Do you want to join a young team working to revolutionize the way that the current and upcoming nuclear reactors are modelled? We are building a new Finnish computational framework for nuclear reactor analysis using state-of-the-art and beyond approaches for modelling reactor physics, nuclear fuel behaviour and coolant flow phenomena.

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for a research trainee to work on computational methodologies for our new nodal neutronics code Ants. Nodal codes are used as day-to-day analysis tools in the nuclear industry for modelling the behaviour of the reactor core. You may also be working with Serpent, a world renowned high-fidelity Monte Carlo neutronics tool developed at VTT in order to generate input data and reference solutions.

The results of the work can be reported also as a Bachelor’s thesis or a special assignment.

We expect you to have

We expect you to have at least 3 years of studies in a relevant field (e.g. physics or mathematics) complemented with basic programming skills including at least some experience on compiled programming languages.

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

You are self-driven and able to work independently. You are willing to learn new things and have good problem-solving skills.

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. The work on the future Finnish reactor analysis framework has recently started and we want you to be a part of it.

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 Project manager Ville Valtavirta, via email ville.valtavirta@vtt.fi at any time. Or by phone +358 40 161 3839 on 7.1. between 12:00 and 15:00 or 13.1. between 12:00 and 15:00.

The interviews will start during week 3.

Please send your CV, cover letter and transcript of records through our recruitment system as soon as possible, because we will fill in the position when the right person is found. The length of the summer internship is negotiable.