Research Scientist, Metaverse Communication

Are you interested in metaverse communication 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 the academy and industry? Are you enthusiastic about working with fascinating projects in state-of-the-art research 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 2000 brilliant minds focus 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 tech & infra.   

We are now looking for a metaverse communication researcher to join our 5G and beyond networks team.  

As a metaverse communication researcher, you have a role in the development of concepts and solutions for 5G technology-based metaverse communication infrastructure. The main fields of research include concepts for interactive and immersive VR (Virtual Reality) streaming and AR (Augmented Reality) communication by utilising and developing high-capacity and low-latency protocols. The developed solutions will be used to boost metaverse services deployed over end clients, edge processing nodes, and cloud servers. In this position, you will have the opportunity to do both literature reviews, theoretical analysis, and reviews and contribute to the design and implementation of prototypes.   

Our team, 5G and beyond networks works to enable secure and energy-efficient connectivity for future networked society needs. We focus on communication network technologies to guarantee connectivity in critical environments, developing quantitatively better communication solutions than currently available for vertical industries, with public and private networks. We possess excellent knowledge, know-how, and problem-solving capability for real use case experiments related to mobile networks.   

As a metaverse communication researcher, you will:  

  • do metaverse communication technologies and systems R&D including literature reviews, theoretical analysis, modelling, and simulations  

  • contribute to the specification and design of the metaverse system prototype  

  • use your advanced skills in English to write research reports that help the team communicate its results.  

Who we are looking for: 

  • You have done studies, knowledge, and practical knowledge about 5G network technologies, network and protocols and telecom SW development  

  • You have preferably at least an M.Sc degree in a relevant field, we consider also M.Sc thesis work applications  

  • Preferably at least 1-3 years of R&D experience,   

  • You have written and oral communication skills in English  

As a person, we hope that you are:  

  • A fast learner who can work flexibly and independently and collaborate with colleagues across different fields of science and technology. 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:  

  • 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 a real, positive impact. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.  

  • Fascinating projects, and an excellent research environment. Our researchers get to work on a combination of cutting-edge academic research and applied customer projects locally and internationally. At VTT, you'll have state-of-the-art research facilities, such as Micronova, the Finnish research infrastructure for micro-, nano-, and quantum technologies.    

  • Great career opportunities, and 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 for over ten 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 excellent 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 and cognitive ergonomics training.  

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 11 of June 2023. We will process applications as they come in and fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate.  

Interested and want to know more?  

For further information, please contact Principal Scientist Kyösti Rautiola, email:, tel: +358 400 582 246 on 26.05.2023. 

We look forward to hearing from you!  

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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.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo



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