Senior Researcher / Researcher, Intelligent Sensor-Based Robotics

Do you want to join our Intelligent Sensor-Based Robotics team, which solves demanding robotics challenges? Our team’s main activities are related to production and machine systems and newest automation technologies. We have close co-operation with national and international collaborators from industrial and academy.

We are now looking for a Senior Scientist or Research Scientist to join our team.

Our mission is to strengthen especially the Finnish and European industry by transferring our research results to industrial practice. The team is applying and developing novel intelligent robot control and programming methods and technology enablers for demanding applications for production and machine automation. Industrial and mobile robotics, human-robot collaboration, 3D computer vision and force control are among the most important research topics in our team. The job is located in Oulu, Finland.

With us you will be responsible for

acquiring funding for and carrying out research and development projects in the field of advanced robotics. You will be familiar with and contribute to the state-of-the art research and technologies in robotics. You will get into the frontline of intelligent robotics research, complete challenging tasks with robotics and robotic applications, and develop further your own excellence.

We expect you to have

suitable background and skills as follows:

  • Studies in a relevant field (e.g. Mechatronics and/or Robotics and/or Electronics)
  • Good knowledge or experience in the field of robotics and/or machine automation
  • Good communication skills and capabilities to understand our customers and their requirements
  • Knowledge of suitable programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, C++…)

We are looking for a real top expert in robotics with a master´s or doctoral degree, and expect you to have excellent skills in academic publishing - good skills in spoken and written English are necessary. The ability to apply theoretical understanding to create practical solutions and especially communicate these to our customers will be highly appreciated. Experience in project or customer work is an asset.

As a person you are

positive, passionate and committed to your work. Acting as a team member in projects requires flexibility, willingness to communicate and co-operate with customers and research partners. We hope that you are a problem solver with willingness to learn and you have the ability to work in a fast-changing environment.

What we offer you

We offer an inspiring work environment and excellent facilities to carry out successful robotics research and to create new research visions together with your teammates and customers. Our mission is to create impact that generates sustainable growth and wellbeing in society as well as in industry.

For further information

For more information, please contact Research Team Leader Tapio Heikkilä, tel. +358 40 352 4599 (from January 19th to 22th, at 12-13 UTC+3), e-mail:

Please send your CV and application with your salary request through our recruitment system as soon as possible but January 31th 2021 at latest.

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


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: Kaitoväylä 1, Oulu
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