Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about science and technology? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time? VTT might be just the place for you. Apply now for VTT Summer of Changemakers 2022 traineeships. Together, we can turn these challenges into a hopeful future.
VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds from 48 different nationalities is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.
Do you want to be our next research trainee in our Connectivity Services and Solutions team? Join us - and let’s make science work for hope next summer!
As a research trainee, you will work on performance measurement and analysis of different wireless networks and positioning systems. In this position, you will have an essential role in evaluating 5G network performance under different industry use cases. You will study different indoor/outdoor positioning techniques, understand their limitations, and conduct the research to improve the positioning accuracy. You will have excellent opportunities to participate in both national and EU R&D projects. The content of the work will be tailored according to your skills and practical experience.
Our team, Connectivity Services and Solutions focuses on the development of advanced communications and network technologies, AI/machine learning, and intelligent edge computing technologies for connectivity solutions used in different sectors, which include, but not limited to, intelligent transportation, smart city, smart energy, and smart factory. The team is located in Espoo and Oulu, and this open position is located in Espoo.
What your responsibilities as a Research Trainee would include?
- Learning and exploring new techniques for improving network performance and quality and/or indoor/outdoor positioning accuracy.
- Performing laboratory tests, field measurements and trials together with other researchers on the performance of different types of communication and positioning systems.
- Analysing, visualizing, and reporting measurement results using professional tools.
- Making improvements to VTT’s measurement and analysis tools.
- Working on test automation to improve the measurement procedure and result reporting.
Who we are looking for?
- Basic knowledge about wireless network technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, LTE, 5G, and Low-Power Wide Area networks(LPWA)), if interested only in wireless communications.
- Basic knowledge about positioning techniques (smart tag, sensor based, network based, and GNSS), if also interested in indoor/outdoor positioning.
- Basic programming skills on, e.g. C#, C++, Python, or MATLAB.
- We also appreciate prior knowledge of different wireless technologies, e.g. 5G, mesh network technologies, and 3D graphics on Windows platform.
- Spoken and written fluency in English.
As a person, we hope that you are a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. You are an innovative and solutions-oriented team-player, being able to work also independently. You are willing to learn new things. You have good problem-solving and hand-on skills.
We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start.
What would we offer you?
Impactful work for the future. As a leading applied research organisation, we are on a mission to bring exponential hope to the world by joining together people, businesses, science and technology. We tackle the biggest challenges of our time – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – and turn them into sustainable growth. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.
Career opportunities, top-level mentors. At VTT, your skills are appreciated and supported with the opportunity to learn from the top experts in their field. 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.
Meaningful projects, real responsibility. With us, you get to take on meaningful projects and create innovative scientific and technical solutions as part of our Connectivity Services and Solutions team. We treat all employees as equals and give you real responsibility from the start. VTT is a caring employer that supports your growth and work–life balance and offers a range of well-being services
Training on new network technologies. We offer you a position where you get the opportunity to collaborate with top researchers from Finnish academia and leading industry. You will have a chance to build your professional network, meet experienced researchers, and learn new technologies about 5G networking, and indoor and outdoor positioning techniques. The position is first for the summer, but can potentially offer possibilities for continuation e.g. towards a M.Sc. thesis. The work will be done in supervision of a VTT senior researcher.
Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!
Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application with your transcript of records via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 6 February 2022. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.
All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date and length of the traineeship can be discussed. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.
Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers
Interested and want to hear more?
For further information, please contact Tao Chen, Research Team Leader firstname.lastname@example.org by email or tel. +358 40 7491691 on 10:00 – 11:00 12.1.2022 or 10:00 – 11:00 20.1.2022.
Meet last summer's VTT Changemakers in VTT's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vttfinland/
We look forward to hearing from you!
Apply between 10 January 2022 and 6 February 2022 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (Summer traineeship / Master's Thesis position)