Senior Research Scientist, Cybersecurity & AI

Are you interested in Machine Learning technologies and their interaction with Cybersecurity. Are you looking for a new job opportunity in this field? Would you like to develop innovative technology with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field? 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 focuses 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 Senior Research Scientist to join our Cybersecurity research team. 

As a Senior Research Scientist, you have a role in performing cutting edge research on the AI application to cybersecurity and/or on safeguarding the security of AI systems. In this position, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the definition of the long-term roadmap for AI & cybersecurity research and to contribute to its execution. 

Our team works on applications of AI to solve cybersecurity problems, the security of AI systems, cybersecurity testing and on the security of future networks (e.g., 6G). It is a main contributor to VTT’s mission for building digital trust in society. 

As a Senior Research Scientist, you will: 

  • Perform and lead research on AI & cybersecurity. 
  • Actively contribute to our strategy on AI & cybersecurity research 
  • Support knowledge building in the team. 
  • Continuously acquire knowledge and learn new skills 
  • Participate in research projects, commercial and public, on both a national and international level. 

Who we are looking for: 

  • You have a PhD degree in machine learning, cybersecurity, computer science, mathematics or another relevant field. 
  • You have a track record of research publications in machine learning, cybersecurity, or other relevant publication venues. 
  • You have practical hands-on experience in applying machine learning to solve cybersecurity challenges (or other types of challenges). 
  • You have critical thinking and an adversarial thinking mindset. 
  • You have good scientific writing and presentation skills. 

As a person, we hope that you are: 

Open-minded problem-solving team player who will be keen to participate actively in progressing common goals. You should be a sales-oriented person and be interested in new topics to be able to combine different competences. You get energy from challenges and are able to handle several tasks simultaneously. You can work independently but enjoy also working with colleagues having a different cultural background and/or competence. You have good communication skills and respect the work of your colleagues. 


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'll have state-of-the-art research facilities, 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 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 annually (after one year of work), 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 14 April 2024. We will process applications as they come in and fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate. A security clearance procedure may be conducted during the recruitment process. 

Interested and want to know more? 

For further information, please contact Research Team Leader Samuel Marchal,, +358 504334884. 

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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