VTT Summer of Changemakers: Research Trainees, MEMS

Let’s make science work for hope next summer! – VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships

Let’s face it, 2020 was a mess. But this summer, we can make a change for the better. Join a community of world-class problem solvers, tackling the greatest challenges of our time. Together, we can turn these challenging times into a hopeful future. Apply now for the VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships.

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about science and technology or passionate about business and people? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time?

VTT Summer of Changemakers 2021 is looking for you. We offer over 30 truly meaningful summer traineeships, where you get to challenge yourself and build your career in a community of brilliant minds. We are one of Europe’s leading research organisations. We turn global challenges – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – into sustainable growth with the latest and best tools of science and technology. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.


Do you want to be the next MEMS Research Trainee?

VTT MEMS team is developing several types of MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-systems) components that enable the digitalization of environmental monitoring, health care, automated vehicles, next generation telecommunication etc. We are a multi-national group of experts.

We are looking for several trainees for MEMS fabrication related topics. Below are two possible topics you would be working with. The exact number of trainees as well as final responsibility areas are decided during the recruitment process.

  • Thin film technologies: Deposition and analysis of thin films
  • Vapour phase etching: Study and utilization of vapour phase etching methods in MEMS device fabrication


What would your responsibilities include?

  • Planning process experiments with scientists
  • Operating various process tools, like PVD and CVD deposition as well as plasma and vapor etching
  • Studying the process results with various measurement tools, like SEM, AFM, profilometer, reflectometer
  • Analysis of the results with statistical methods and reporting


Who we are looking for?

To succeed in the position, you have following background and skills:

  • You can have a physics, chemistry or electronics background
  • We expect you to have basic knowledge of MEMS and semiconductor fabrication
  • You may have an understanding of statistical methods for experiments

The ideal VTT Changemaker is a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. You have an analytical mind-set for turning measurement data into information. The cleanroom work is very independent, you need to be active in seeking for answers. We expect you to have a practical approach with a professional attitude.


Why should you join us?

We offer you a front row chance to extend your understanding of wafer engineering by learning from top experts. This could be your next step towards your master's thesis and a career in research.

We promise meaningful projects, where you get to take on real responsibility: creating innovative scientific and technical solutions as part of our research team. You’ll be supported and encouraged every step of the way by your team, learning from the top experts in your field. And 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.


All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date can be discussed. Positions are filled 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 more information about the position, you can contact Tomi Salo, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 40 481 4166) on 8.1.2021 between 15:00 and 16:30 or 4.2.2021 between 15:00 and 16:30.

The interviews will take place during weeks 8 and 10.

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application by 7th February. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

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Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (summer traineeship)


VTT is one of Europe's leading research organisations, a visionary innovation partner for businesses and society. We bring hope to the world by turning the greatest challenges of our time into sustainable growth with cutting-edge science and technology. We employ a community of over 2000 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. Our turnover and other operating income 258 M€. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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