Master’s Thesis worker for circular materials, production, separation and recycling

Are you interested in developing sustainable solutions to solve future secondary raw material and product demands? Would you like to do impactful research on the cutting edge of natural sciences with superb colleagues who are top expert in their field? Do you want to build an excellent science career and work in the interface of academy and industry? 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 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 a Master’s Thesis Worker to join our Industrial Circular Economy team

Circular design and demand for circular materials raises up, e.g., in emerging technologies such as future energy technologies and electric mobility. In the industrial circular economy we work with developing sustainable solutions to solve future secondary raw material and product demands. Your thesis work is connected to questions like:

  • How to capture value of digital material and digital product passports (DPPs)?
  • How to support the lifecycle of products and closing the loops with DPPs?
  • How circular systems can be improved with the DPPs data?

As Master’s Thesis Worker / Research Trainee, you will:

• Conduct a Master’s thesis work related to product passports in construction products

Who we are looking for:

We expect to you be in the final stage of your university studies, with readiness for your master thesis work for reaching degree M.Sc. Tech or relevant. Good writing and communication skills are required.

You have knowledge and/or background, and willingness to develop on the following topics:

  • Circular materials
  • Sustainable production, separation and recycling
  • Solutions related know-how is preferential example from relevant circular economy value chain, e.g. energy or process industry, machinery, mobility, building and construction or raw materials

As a person we hope that you are:

An innovative team worker, with eagerness to learn, develop and achieve things. You are efficient, well-organised and proactive. You are able to inspire your colleagues and you naturally have the urge to share your ideas.

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.

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 get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.

Meaningful projects, real responsibility. At VTT, young talents get to take on meaningful projects in research or supporting researchers’ work. We treat young talents as equals and give them 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 via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 30th November 2022. 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,, +358404835785 on Monday 21.11. between 13-15.

Employment type:

The chosen M.Sc. Thesis student will be paid a thesis fee instead of an employment contract. The duration of the Master's thesis work period is 6 months.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Internship / fixed-term


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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