Senior Scientist, Future energy and process concepts

Are you interested in the decarbonisation of process industry 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 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. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for a senior scientist to join our Future energy and process concepts team!

As a senior scientist, we expect you to provide a valuable contribution to our team’s research excellence on the topics of industrial decarbonisation, electrification, Power-to-X and hydrogen technologies and sustainability. In this position, you will have an essential role in ideating new applied research projects, developing customer cases in collaboration with colleagues and managing projects. Your tasks will include preparing projects and applying funding in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, we expect you to participate hands-on in the process concept assessments, possibly including modelling and/or simulation tasks.

Our team works on modelling and techno-economic assessments of new energy and process concepts. We develop sustainable processes and promote industrial decarbonisation. We provide our services to support our customers’ operations, mainly in the chemical, energy and process industry. Our agenda is also to build our understanding of novel technology by co-operating with experimental research teams in VTT, and serve as a partner for exploring systemic, non-technological framework conditions and business potential of technologies

Your responsibilities as a Senior Scientist:

  • Preparing projects and funding applications in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ideating new applied research projects in collaboration with the team and your networks
  • Developing customer cases and sales
  • Managing customer and jointly funded research projects
  • Participating in research work, publishing and dissemination

Who we are looking for:

  • An experienced talent in applied research with project management skills
  • MSc or doctoral level degree in a relevant field, e.g. engineering, physics and/or chemistry
  • Strong experience in process and energy industries, related technologies and economics
  • Experience with different funding instruments and applying funding
  • Good understanding of different modelling approaches and tools. Expertise on thermochemistry and Aspen Plus modelling is considered as significant advantage
  • Good language skills for communicating with key stakeholders in companies and academia, orally and in writing

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • Eager to publish and disseminate own and team’s research
  • Enjoy teamwork and collective approach to solving problems
  • Open-minded, curious and willing to develop yourself and your team
  • Independent thinker with systematic mind-set for getting things done

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 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.
  • 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 31 January 2021We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Research Team Leader Lauri Kujanpää, lauri.kujanpaa@vtt.fi, +358 50 5427493 on Monday 10 January at 14:00 - 16:00 or Thursday 13 January at 9.00-11.00.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent

VTT

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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Location: Tietotie 4 E, Espoo

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