Are you looking for a meaningful job in the field of electrification of transport with a possibility to make an impact? Do you want to build an excellent science career and work at the interface of academy and industry? Are you enthusiastic about working with fascinating projects in the 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 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 visionary Research Team Leader for our Electromobility team!
In this role, you ensure research excellence of the team based on scientific and experimental research, strategy and roadmaps for the future. Our goal is the make meaningful impacts on our Finnish and international customers’ innovation competitiveness and the society in general. With us, you have an opportunity to really think big and influence strongly different sectors of transport industry and society and leave your mark for the bright future.
The team’s vision is to provide solutions to speed up electrification of transport. Electric powertrain technologies, as well as battery-electric and various electric hybrid energy solutions in road vehicles, next generation of short-haul aviation, and mobile machinery and maritime are vitally important to meet the fossil-free and zero-emission goals. There are multiple research questions to address, such as,
You have excellent substance knowledge and understanding of the team’s research content. You have a strong track record in driving excellence in the research work. As a leader, you want to create positive drive and get people excited by coaching and setting ambitious targets together with the team. You are proficient in English and you have good communication skills with the ability to build collaboration and networks with different stakeholders. We appreciate also your prior experience in managing jointly funded research or contracted projects.
You have interest and prior knowledge in some of the electric vehicles related technologies, such as, batteries, charging systems and electric powertrain. Preferably, you have obtained your Master’s or PhD degree from a relevant field and have wide professional network both nationally and internationally. Preferably, you are experienced as a change leader and agile in your thinking for best possible outcomes in the short and longer time horizon.
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 31 May 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.
For further information, please contact Ari Aalto, Vice President, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 50 4835261 on Friday 20 May at 8 - 9 am or Monday 23 May at 8 - 9 am (Finnish time).
We look forward to hearing from you!
Job location: Espoo or Tampere, Finland
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 over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.
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