Research Scientist, Precision Electrical Measurements

Are you interested in Precision Electrical Measurements 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.

 

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We are looking for an ambitious and results-oriented researcher with a background in electrical measurement techniques. VTT MIKES realizes the SI system of units in Finland, and Electrical Metrology Team is responsible for the national reference standards of electrical quantities. In this team, you will have a key role in high-accuracy electrical measurements, especially in customer applications but also in developing and maintaining national measurement standards for electrical quantities. You identify and solve problems independently and creatively, while working closely and flexibly with a team of experts. 

In this position, you have an opportunity to participate in development of high precision electrical measurement systems and using such systems for the benefit of our customers. You will work in close contact with Finnish and international industry.  

As a Research Scientist, you will:  

  • Be performing applied metrology research, with an emphasis on electrical precision measurements and calibrations needed by industrial customers  

  • Participate in research projects developing new and improved measurement methods  

  • Work in close collaboration with experts at VTT MIKES and with our clients and research partners in Finland and abroad. You may focus either on low voltage measurements below 1000 V or on high voltage measurements up to several hundred kilovolts, or both.  

Who we are looking for:

Someone with experience in precision electrical measurement techniques, and a master’s level degree in physics, electrical engineering, or another field connected closely to electrical metrology. We are mainly interested in junior professionals, possibly with interest in postgraduate studies.  

Someone who has practical working experience of at least one of the following areas:  

  •  Low voltage (< 1000 V) measurement techniques 

  •  High voltage (> 1000 V) measurements techniques or  

  •  Programming 

Experience in performing experiments, development of measurement systems and uncertainty analysis are highly valued. Hands-on experience in high voltage work would be highly useful. Electronics design and assembly skills are also appreciated. Practical programming skills are certainly necessary to support efficient design work and analysis of results. An Electrical Safety Card is an advantage but is not a requirement. You should have good proficiency in Finnish and English skills.  

As a person, we hope that you are:

A person, that strives for excellent results but also prioritize and make pragmatic choices. You are focused and systematic. You contribute to a positive team spirit and prioritize the needs of the team high. You are hardworking but you also communicate, collaborate, and delegate effectively. You find it inspiring to work with a team of experts. You are eager to work with new topics with open-minded and curious attitude. You can bring clarity over complexity and identify the essential bottle necks. 

 

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, 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 will get full benefit from state-of-art research facilities, such as MIKES and 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 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 21 of August 2022. 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 Research Team Leader Antti Manninen, antti.manninen@vtt.fi, +358 40 514 8658. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent

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