Senior Scientist, Printed electronics

Are you interested in Printed electronics 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? 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 research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for a Senior Scientist, Printed electronics to join our Flexible sensors and devices team in Espoo

As a senior scientist you will have an essential role in our projects aiming at development of printed electronic devices. You will be participating as an independent researcher to the development of the devices fabricated using advanced printing-based manufacturing methods. You will also have a strong role in maintaining and building the project portfolio in this field.

Our team, Flexible sensors and devices works on eco-friendly printed and hybrid sensors and electronics, sustainable energy storage, next generation wearable and high-resolution printing solutions.

Read more about our research: 

As a Senior Scientist you will: 

  • participate to project planning and proposal writing as an independent expert
  • carry out project management tasks
  • lead the application specific circuit development work for flexible electronics
  • analyse the experimental results
  • report and disseminate project status and outcome

Who we are looking for:

  • senior scientist / researcher
  • with MSc or PhD degree in physics and/or electronics engineering
  • with previous experience from industry or research 
    • in analog circuit design and modelling of electronic devices using design tools such as SPICE and/or AWR/APLAC)
    • in implementing your skill for thin-film devices e.g. TFT’s and sensors
    • in hands-on electrical and physical characterization of thin-films and thin-film devices 
    • planning and supervising experimental research work
    • in project planning and management as well as in proposal writing
  • basic know-how in system design, wireless technologies and electronic component integration
  • excellent written and spoken English language skills

As a person we hope that you are

  • independent, solution-oriented team player
  • able to adapt your approach from details to wider perspective
  • looking forward in developing your own capabilities and responsibilities
  • enthusiastic about international projects and collaboration

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.
  • 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 at the latest by Mon 10th of April 2023. 

Job location: Espoo

Interested and want to know more?

For more information about the position, please contact Maria Smolander, Research Team Leader ( ) or Senior Scientist/Project Manager ( 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: full-time, permament


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 is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo



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