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VTT Summer Internships 2020: Research Trainee, Optical measurements

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!


The Optical measurements team belongs to the VTT’s Research area “Sensing and Integration”, which has about 120 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 26 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.

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for two Summer Internships to our Optical measurements team in Oulu. You will work with our experts in the field of optoelectronics, optical sensing, spectroscopy or machine vision. The application areas can vary from agriculture to mining, paper, process and defense industry. You will be part of our cross-functional engineering team (optical-, electrical - and mechanical design, assembly, calibration, testing and software design), which develops prototypes and measurement methods.

Main responsibilities:

Participation in team’s research activities in optoelectronics, optical sensing methods, spectroscopy or machine vision areas in several of the following
• Electric circuit and layout design and testing
• Building measurement set-up’s in the laboratory
• Making laboratory measurements with spectrometers, camera systems, laser time-of-flight systems or other instruments
• Organizing and analysing measurement data
• Software development
• Data analysis and artificial intelligence
• Writing short reports of your work

You don’t have to have competence for all above mentioned points. Responsibilities will be selected based on your background.

We expect you to have

You are a student in engineering or physics (close to completing your BSc) and have
• Excellent university grades
• An interest in electronics, physics, mathematics and/or programming
• Good verbal and written English

As a person you are

Curious about science and new technologies.
• We also appreciate taking initiative and good interaction 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. 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. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.

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 Katariina Rahkamaa-Tolonen, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 40 7598890, Katariina.rahkamaa-tolonen@vtt.fi) on 10.1.2020 between 9.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. or on 24.1.2010 between 9.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.

Please send your CV, cover letter and transcript record 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.