Senior Scientist, Structural electronics

Are you interested in structural electronics 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 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, Structural electronics to join our Printed Electronics Processing team in Oulu

As a Senior Scientist, your key goals are contributing to sustainable and structural electronics research projects and taking a leading role in publishing, dissemination, and tutoring younger researchers. You will have a proactive role in applying for national and international funding in collaboration with our team and your networks. You will also coordinate and manage different kinds of contract and jointly funded research projects. The position is located in Oulu.

Our team, Printed Electronics Processing works on roll-to-roll prototyping, verification, piloting, up-scaling and reliability testing services for new material, process and product concept developments for large area and flexible form factor electronics, photonics and bio-µsystems. We offer a unique in-house competence from material formulation and process development of pilot-scale roll-to-roll production to multi-technological knowledge of applications and systems. You will be on the edge of new technologies involving novel assembly and printed electronics processes and multidisciplinary product applications. As part of our team, you will work with globally leading universities, research institutes, and companies and you have a chance to make an impact in the application areas such as sustainable and structural electronics.

Read more about our research here (

Your responsibilities as a Senior Scientist:

  • Being a leading contributor in research projects including publishing and dissemination. As a senior researcher, you will also tutor younger researchers. 
  • Pro-active role in identifying funding opportunities (national, international) in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders for projects that support our team’s goals.
  • Project preparation, coordination, and management of various kinds of customer and jointly-funded (such as EU) projects.

Who we are looking for:

  • MSc of preferably PhD degree in material or electrical engineering, chemistry, or another relevant field
  • Proven experience (at least five years) in successful project preparation and management 
  • Broad and demonstrated understanding of manufacturing technologies and materials, and reliability measurement principles
  • Several years of working experience or studies in flexible and structural electronics and manufacturing processes or reliability engineering.
  • You have good cooperation and networking skills 
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English.  

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 via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by Mon 10th of April 2023. 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 know more?

For more information about the position, please contact Markus Tuomikoski, Research Team Leader (  

We look forward to hearing from you!

Location: Oulu


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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: Oulu



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