Are you looking for an opportunity in the field of EU research and innovation programmes? Do you want to contribute to implementation of outstanding research and innovation projects in an organization with a meaningful purpose? Are you enthusiastic about European wide networking and solving global challenges? Do you want to work with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field?
VTT is one of the leading research organisations in Europe. What unites us at VTT 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 is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World.
We are now looking for an EU Project Specialist / Senior Specialist for European Commission funded projects to join our team!
As an EU Project Specialist / Senior Specialist, you are responsible for supporting the project coordinators in implementing and monitoring complex cooperative EU Commission funded R&I projects with partners from all over Europe and beyond. You play a key role in day-to-day project coordination and smooth execution of the projects.
The job is located within the business area Sustainable Products and Materials of 700 skilled professionals. Through our focus areas, we foster structural change in the process and manufacturing industry enhancing circularity, safety and sustainability of materials, products, processes and value chains. Our proposal portfolio includes areas such as industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology, sustainable food system and food solutions, industrial chemistry, circular economy, high impact renewable materials and biomaterial processing, knowledge-driven design and sustainable manufacturing, robotics and cognitive production industry.
With us, you will be part of a business area specific team of four people and the VTT-wide professional internal support engine of Horizon Europe proposals and projects. We are among the most successful operators in European Commission funded R&I programmes in Europe. In Horizon 2020, VTT has acquired 18% of the funding allocated to Finland, and 74.4% of funding allocated to Finnish research organizations, and is continuing on this path in the current Horizon Europe Programme.
You are proactive, systematic and flexible with good ability for long term planning. You like to solve challenges, have the ability to organise yours and others’ work in advance. You manage peaks and lows in workload and you respect tight deadlines. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and you enjoy working together with your colleagues and external partners.
Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 12 October 2022. We will process applications as they come in and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.
For further information, please contact:
Manager, EU Programmes firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +358 40 638 6106
September 27 at 10.30-12.00 (EET)
Head of Business Development
tel. +358 40 821 5794
September 29 at 16-17 (EET) or October 7 at 8.30-9.30 (EET)
Location: At VTT we are working in a flexible hybrid work model and your on-site office location can be either in Espoo, Tampere, Oulu or Jyväskylä.