Research Scientist, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Are you interested in additive manufacturing 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? Do you want to build an excellent science career and work at 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 Research Scientist to join our Advanced Manufacturing Technologies team.

As a Research Scientist, you will have an essential role in fostering implementation of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in demanding applications. Especially, you are developing AM processing routes for novel high-performance materials in wide areas of applications.

Our team, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies works on development of AM technology for demanding applications. Our focus is especially on metal materials and the team collaborates closely with other VTT teams with high expertise on materials modelling and development and applications potential for AM. Our goal is to enable sustainable manufacturing of high-quality components for applications especially from space, aviation, nuclear, machinery areas.  

Read more about our research: Industrial 3D printing

Your responsibilities as Research Scientist:

  • You will have an essential role in creating deep understanding on additive manufacturing processes and metal materials and their interactions.
  • You will participate in various projects as an expert on your field and you will actively participate in project planning and preparation with our customers and writing proposals together with your colleagues.
  • You will work as a project group member and use your expertise to help the team to accomplish the tasks on time.
  • You will report the project results and outcomes in international conference papers, scientific journals, and technical reports. Reporting language is English.
  • You will be a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies team and actively participate in defining and realizing the team’s objectives, tasks, and key results in line with the VTT’s strategy.

Who we are looking for:

  • You have solid understanding on metal AM processes and metal materials for AM, and knowledge on material sciences and design of experiments.
  • Understanding and experience about artificial intelligence & machine learning techniques and expertise on magnetic materials are plus.
  • You have MSc. degree or PhD in a relevant field such as mechanical engineering, material science and engineering or physics.
  • You have strong interest in scientific research career (and PhD studies).
  • You have fluent oral and written skills in English.
  • Previous knowledge on project work, research, project management and preparation are an asset.
  • You either can be a young talent or have already gained some experience in the field.

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • A fast learner who is capable of working in a proactive, flexible, and independent manner, and collaborating with colleagues across different fields of science and technology.
  • A good organizer who has good communication and networking skills.
  • We appreciate curiosity, passion as well as the ability to take the long-term perspective and find beyond-the-obvious solutions.

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. 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 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 October 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 Sini Metsä-Kortelainen,, +358405257815 on 21 September at 14.00-16.00pm or 28 September at 9.00-11.00am.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Location: Preferably Espoo, Tampere possible

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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.

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