Master´s Thesis worker, AI for Sustainability and Circularity

Are you all about science and technology? Do you want to work with superb colleagues who are experts in their field to drive a sustainable future and tackle the greatest challenges of our time? VTT might be just the place for you.  

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 2100 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT's tech & infra.  

We are now looking for a Master Thesis worker to join our Industrial circular economy team in Espoo or Tampere.   

As a Master´s Thesis worker, you will: 

Contribute to the development in sustainability or circularity related topics with AI and Data Science. You should be interested in integrating AI to foster sustainability analytics. Advanced sustainability and circularity analytics will be applied in the areas of green transition such as electrification and materials related to these technologies.   

Your thesis work could/should be connected to questions for example:  

  • How to utilise AI to support Lifecycle Assessment / Safe and Sustainable by Design ensuring products are designed with safety, sustainability, and circularity at their core, while also fostering the development of competencies in creative thinking and problem-solving.  
  • How AI can support data collection and increase the spectrum of data utilised in life-cycle assessment, environmental impact assessment and circularity analysis.   
  • How large datasets are utilized in Python-based calculations efficiently with a focus on promoting circular design principles and developing transversal skills such as teamwork, planning, and design. 

Who we are looking for:  

  • You have university level studies in relevant fields such as data science, and minor in sustainable materials production and maintenance or environmental engineering.  
  • You are ready to focus fulltime on your Master’s thesis. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.  
  • Fluent in English with good reading, writing, and communication skills.  

The practical tasks include:  

  • Programming with Python.  
  • Using data analytics and AI methods in general  
  • Communication of your results both in oral presentations and in written reports 

As a person, we hope that you are:  

A curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start. You are also a team player with strong collaboration skills who wants to drive a positive impact in the world. 

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:   

  • Impactful work for the future. As a leading applied research organization, we are on a mission to bring exponential hope to the world by joining together people, businesses, science, and technology. We tackle the biggest challenges of our time – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – and turn them into sustainable growth. Read more about our strategy, the path of exponential hope, and our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work.   

  • Career opportunities, top-level mentors. At VTT, young professionals' skills are appreciated and supported with the opportunity to learn from the top experts in their field. You'll discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge areas of science and technology.   

  • Meaningful projects, real responsibility. At VTT, young talents can take on meaningful research projects or support researchers' work. We treat young talents as equals and give you real responsibility from the start. VTT is a caring employer that supports your growth and work-life balance and offers a range of well-being services.   

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!   

Please send your CV and application (with your transcript of records) via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 21 of May. We will process applications as they come in and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.   

Interested and want to know more?   

For further information, please contact Research Team Leader, Päivi Kivikytö-Reponen, on Wednesday 8.5. at 10-11 or on Wednesday 15.5. at 10-11.   

We look forward to hearing from you!  

 The position is in either Espoo or Tampere.

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Master´s Thesis worker, AI for Sustainability and Circularity

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