Research Engineer, Corrosion and Electrochemistry

Are you interested in corrosion and electrochemistry and looking for a new job opportunity in the field? Would you like to develop innovative technology with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field? Are you enthusiastic about working with fascinating projects and developing the state-of-the-art research equipment? 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. 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 research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for a Research Engineer to join our Materials in Extreme Environments team. You can be recently graduated or already have some work experience in this field.

As a Research Engineer your key goals are ensuring the fluent execution of materials testing and exposure, collecting and analysing the research data, as well as developing our research facilities to match the future needs. In this position, you will have an essential role in designing, conducting, and developing the experiments in collaboration with the supporting team of experts, understanding the hurdles and possibilities of the instrumentation, and undertaking various tasks simultaneously.

Our team, Materials in Extreme Environments, focuses on experimental materials performance research around such topics as corrosion under a wide range of conditions, electrochemistry, creep and creep-fatigue, and materials characterization. The application fields of the results are broad and directly respond to the industrial needs. As the processes are rapidly becoming carbon free, understanding the materials performance is more important than ever.


As Research Engineer, you will:

  • Design and develop new experimental capabilities in our laboratory and improve the existing ones where needed.
  • Make sure that experimental materials’ research data is collected in such a way that it serves its purpose and the surrounding team of experts in the best way.
  • Use the basic metal shop equipment for example in sample preparation.
  • Collaborate and communicate with external stakeholders such as sub-contractors.

Who we are looking for:

  • You have a suitable degree in engineering (e.g., Machine Eng., Electrical Eng., Materials Eng.,)
  • You have practical experience in setting up experimental measurements and data collection. Preferably you also have some experience in analysing data, or you would be willing to learn.
  • Ideally you understand the basic principles of electrochemistry.
  • You are a team player who is passionate about developing state-of-the-art materials research equipment and capabilities.

As a person, we hope that:

  • You can take care of multiple tasks simultaneously and work under strict deadlines.
  • You are self-driven and can perform tasks independently.
  • You can communicate fluently in Finnish and English.
  • You are looking for a long-term position with the possibility of competence development.


With VTT, you’ll enjoy: / What we offer you:

  • 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 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, both locally and internationally. At VTT, you’ll have state-of-the-art research facilities at your disposal, 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 over 10 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.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great 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 programmes and trainings on cognitive ergonomics.


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 2 June 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 hear more?

For further information, please contact Research Team Leader Janne Pakarinen,, 050 441 2608, before 20.5. and between 30.5. and 2.5.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Location: Espoo

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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.


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