Research / Senior Scientist, Quantitative Science and Technology Studies

Are you interested in research on the impact and development technology and looking for a new job opportunity in the 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 organizations 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 seeking for a Research Scientist or Senior Scientist to join our Quantitative Science and Technology Studies team!

As a Research Scientist or Senior Scientist, your key goal is to carry out world-class science and technology studies research. Dependent on your qualifications, You will have an essential role in the team as an expert in quantitative analysis and taking part or leading research projects. Our Quantitative Science and Technology Studies team focus on analyzing changes in our technological world using large data sets and tools such as statistics and natural language processing. Our team is actively utilizing novel data sources for designing new metrics to analyze and comprehend our complex economic, technological, environmental and social developments, challenges and impact.

As a member of our research team, you will:

  • Participate in national and international research projects and develop new methods and tools.
  • Take part in marketing and participate in applying, planning and implementing projects in the field of Science and Technology Studies, particularly on the impact of emerging technology on firms and society.

Who we are looking for:

  • A person with either master’s degree and on-going or planned doctoral studies, or recent postdoctoral researcher (or Advanced Professional Degree) or a person on a senior scientist level.
  • An ability to merge econometric analysis with strong data science skills (e.g., machine learning, visualization, natural language processing, databases).
  • A background in Science and Technology Studies is expected, but this can come from different fields such as Industrial engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, Social Sciences.
  • For candidates considered at Senior Scientist level, we expect experience in applying and running externally funded research projects or several years of project management experience in industry.
  • An ability to fluently communicate and approach a wide range of cooperation partners such as academia, industrial partners and other interest groups.

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 organizational 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 Arash Hajikhani, e-mail: or tel. +358 40 9333 549: please call on Friday, September 16, between 10-12 or on Tuesday, September 20, between 13-15.

Arash Hajikhani on Twitter @Arash_Hajikhani or LinkedIn

We look forward to hearing from you!


Location: Finland, 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.

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