Laboratory Engineer / Research Scientist

Are you interested in scientific and industrial dimensional metrology and looking for a new job opportunity in the field? Would you like to do high accuracy measurement with co-ordinate measuring machine and other high accuracy length measuring instruments at our state of art laboratory and customer sites.

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 focuses on creating impact through science-based innovation. In recent years, we have created ground-breaking innovations such as the world's fastest and most accurate radiation detector, a cancer-sniffing sensor device for smartphones, and a headphone set entirely made of microbial materials. Get to know us further by exploring VTT's tech & infra.

We are now looking for Laboratory Engineer or Research Scientist to join our Length Metrology team.

As a Laboratory Engineer or Researcher, you have a role in providing Finland’s most accurate measurements and calibrations for our industrial clients. The main fields of activities include co-ordinate measurements, transfer standard calibrations and onsite calibrations. In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop to one of Finland’s top professionals in the field of dimensional metrology. Our team, Length Metrology works on delivering quality tools for Finnish manufacturing industry such as machine, marine, electronics, diagnostic or photonics industry.

As Laboratory Engineer or Researcher, your tasks will include some but not necessary all the following:

· You will have responsibility of a set of services and measurements. This includes responsibility to develop methods and services to match customer needs and international agreements.

· You will perform measurements and calibrations for customers and have close communication with them.

· You will together with colleagues perform R&D projects, consultation, and training for industrial customer

Who we are looking for:

· Person with experience or education in calibrations & measurements for industrial quality control

· Person with manufacturing technology degree from university or from university of applied sciences or long experience in area

· Words like tolerance and measurement uncertainty should be we well familiar to you

As a person, we hope that you are:

· good learner of new methods

· precise and consistent

· responsible

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

· Visionary work in technology. We offer positions at the cutting-edge of technology and engineering, from next-generation microelectronics and quantum technology to automation and robotics, energy systems, and more. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating sustainable growth by solving systemic and technological challenges, so your work will go towards creating a real, positive impact. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.

· Fascinating projects, excellent research environment. Our researchers get to work on a combination of cutting-edge academic research and applied customer projects locally and internationally. At VTT, you'll have state-of-the-art research facilities, such as Micronova, the Finnish research infrastructure for micro-, nano-, and quantum technologies.

· Great career opportunities, superb colleagues. At VTT, excellence in research is a strategic priority. We offer long-term positions and stable career paths in top-level research. People tend to stay with us for over ten years since there are always new roles and responsibilities to grow into. Collaborating in a cross-disciplinary community with superb colleagues is a source of learning, inspiration, and fun. Read more about our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work.

· Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture excellent team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work-life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation and cognitive ergonomics training.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 7th of February 2023. You can apply by leaving your documents either in Finnish or English. We will process applications as they come in and fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Interested and want to know more? For further information, please contact Research Team Leader Antti Lassila,, +358 407678584

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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 80 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo



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