MSc thesis position at VTT for a chemistry/materials science student

Are you eager to foster the shift from fossils to biobased raw materials in the materials industry? Are you eager to learn more about novel wood-to-textile processes and contribute to the shift towards more sustainable textile industry? This is your chance, since the biomass processing research team in VTT Espoo is looking for a student to carry out MSc thesis work in an EU-funded project GRETE (Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain) 2019-2023.

The planned MSc study will focus on spinning of cellulose fibres dissolved in ionic liquids and therefore we consider the position to be suitable for a chemistry/materials science student with knowledge on cellulose chemistry or fibre spinning technology.

We provide:

  • dedicated project team with experienced thesis supervisors
  • inspiring working environment at the crossroads of academia and the industry
  • international research project which is carried out in close collaboration with the industry

We expect the applicant to have:

  • at least basic knowledge on cellulose chemistry or fibre spinning technology
  • fluency in English (written and oral)
  • excellent communication and social skills
  • willingness to learn
  • curious mindset and interest in technology development and research as a career

A grant will be paid for the thesis worker according to the progress of the work.

Send your application to Taina Kamppuri ( latest on August 15th 2020. Application should include a cover letter, CV and a study transcript.


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About the MSc thesis position


Senior Scientist

Taina Kamppuri


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Employment type: Full time, Fixed term


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Visiokatu 3 Tampere

In the business area, Solutions for natural resources and environment, the research teams work with topics such as Industrial biotechnology and food solutions, biomass processing and products and energy and chemistry.

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