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Are you a professional looking for your next challenges? Are you all about science and technology or passionate about business and people? Would you like to collaborate with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field? Do you want to work with fascinating projects in state-of-the-art facilities? 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 2200 brilliant minds from 55 different nationalities focuses on creating impact through science-based innovation. VTT’s research, development and innovation activities are divided into three business areas in which we develop solutions for companies and society: Carbon neutral solutions, Sustainable products and materials and Digital technologies. In addition, we have Business support and Commercial operations units. Get to know us further by exploring VTT's tech & infra.

We're excited to explore opportunities together!

We aim to review open applications on a regular basis and as we open new positions. If we spot a potential opportunity for you, we will reach out to you to continue the discussion. If you are applying for research and science opportunities, you can investigate which of our research topics and areas speaks most to you from VTT's Research Information Portal or from VTT's tech & infra. Once you have identified your specific area of interest, you can mention it in the application form to ease identifying new opportunities.

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Opportunities in research and science:

We offer long-term positions and flexible career paths in top-level research. People tend to stay with us for over ten years, as you can advance to different roles and responsibilities within VTT. At VTT, researchers have the flexibility and independence to affect the content of their work. Combining cutting-edge academic research and applied customer projects keeps your career path interesting.

Carbon neutral solutions

We develop systemic and technological solutions to de-carbonise the economy and society. Carbon neutral solutions business area includes the following research areas: Smart energy and built environment, Mobility and transport, Industrial energy and hydrogen, Nuclear energy, and Foresight and data economy.

Sustainable products and materials

We create sustainable processes, technologies, materials and products for a sustainable future. Sustainable products and materials business area includes the following research areas: Industrial chemistry, Industrial biotechnology and food, Biomaterial processing and products, Knowledge driven design, and Cognitive production industry.

Digital technologies

We focus on digital breakthrough technologies to enable a safe and connected society. Digital technologies business area includes the following research areas: Microelectronics and quantum technology, Sensing solutions, Safe and connected society, and National metrology institute VTT MIKES.

Read more about our services: All VTT's services.

Opportunities in business support and commercial operations:

Working as part of our enabling functions, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. You’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your professional skills.

We have a large pool of professionals supporting the execution of high-quality research. In business support, we employ business and financial administration, legal, IT, human resources, and strategy professionals. Our commercial operations unit employs professionals in sales and customer partnerships, marketing, communication and design.​​

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Science with an impact. At VTT, we seek to solve significant societal challenges and drive a sustainable future through applied research and innovation. With us, you'll get to work on projects that make a concrete, positive impact on the world. 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.
  • An open culture of innovation. We have over 80 years of experience in science-based innovation, a solid international reputation, and global networks. We work across disciplines and house all the cutting-edge sciences, from quantum computing to synthetic biology, under one roof. At VTT, you'll join a community of over 2000 multidisciplinary experts who foster a culture of trust, openness, and knowledge-sharing. Collaborating with amazing colleagues is a source of learning, inspiration, and fun.
  • Nordic work–life balance. Working in Finland, the world's happiest country enables an excellent quality of life. At VTT, we make our people's well-being a strategic priority. We offer six weeks of paid vacation a year after one year of employment. Our benefits include comprehensive occupational healthcare and a range of well-being services, such as exercise, culture benefits, and hobby clubs. If you are an international talent searching for a new opportunity, read more about the benefits of living in Finland and VTT's support for relocation here.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and answer a few questions to apply for our open opportunities. You can also attach a PDF of your LinkedIn profile* as your CV. (*Go to your personal LinkedIn profile -> Click More -> Save to PDF). If we see a potential match, we will contact you to continue the recruitment process. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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.


VTT has activies in Finland in Espoo, Oulu, Tampere, Kuopio, Jyväskylä and Kajaani. A security clearance procedure may be conducted during the recruitment process. 

Please see our other open positions and read more about us from our career pages.


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