VTT Summer of Changemakers: Research Trainee, MEMS

Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about science and technology? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time? VTT might be just the place for you. Apply now for VTT Summer of Changemakers 2022 traineeships. Together, we can turn these challenges into a hopeful future.

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 from 48 different nationalities 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. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be our next Research Trainee in our MEMS Team? Join us - and let’s make science work for hope next summer!

As a Research Trainee, your key goals are to phenomena in microscale, being it in fabrication process or device functionality. In this position, you will have an essential role in creating the future of our offering and extend our common understanding of the microscale phenomena. We want you to discover your capabilities.

Our team works on developing several types of MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-systems) components that enable, for example, the digitalization of environmental monitoring, health care, automated vehicles, next generation telecommunication, or future batteries. 

What your responsibilities as a Research Trainee in MEMS would include?

  • Planning process and measurement experiments with scientists
  • Operating various process tools, like PVD and CVD deposition as well as plasma and vapor etching, or using various set of measurement instrumentation
  • Studying the process results with various measurement tools, like SEM, AFM, profilometer and reflectometer, or using data analysis tools to look for correlation between different measured signals
  • Analysis of the results with statistical methods and reporting

Check out Sara’s blog post to get to know her experiences of working as part of our research team last summer.

Who we are looking for?

  • You can have physics, chemistry or electronics background
  • We expect you to have basic knowledge of MEMS devices and semiconductor fabrication
  • You may have understanding of statistical methods for experiments
  • Good skills in English, both spoken and written.

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • A curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start.

What would we offer you?

  • Impactful work for the future. As a leading applied research organisation, we are on a mission to bring exponential hope to the world by joining together people, businesses, science and technology. We tackle the biggest challenges of our time – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – and turn them into sustainable growth. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.

  • Career opportunities, top-level mentors. At VTT, your skills are appreciated and supported with the opportunity to learn from the top experts in their field. You’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.

  • Meaningful projects, real responsibility. With us, you get to take on meaningful projects and create innovative scientific and technical solutions as part of our MEMS team. We treat all employees as equals and give you real responsibility from the start. VTT is a caring employer that supports your growth and work–life balance and offers a range of well-being services.

What is like to work with us solving the biggest challenges of our time? Check from the video what kind of experiences Aymara, Daniil, Eric and Isabella had from their summer traineeships and what kind of change did they drive.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application with your transcript of records via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 6 February 2022. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.

All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date and length of the traineeship can be discussed. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers

Interested and want to hear more?

For further information, please contact Tomi Salo, Research Team Leader either at tomi.salo@vtt.fi or phone +358 40 481 4166 on 12.1.2022 between 15:00 and 16:00 or 3.2.2022 between 14:00 and 15:00.

Meet last summer's VTT Changemakers in VTT's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vttfinland/

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Employment type: Full-time, Fixed-term (Summer traineeship)

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VTT is one of Europe's leading research organisations, a visionary innovation partner for businesses and society. We bring hope to the world by turning the greatest challenges of our time into sustainable growth with cutting-edge science and technology. We employ a community of over 2000 world-class problem-solvers across fields of science and business. Our turnover and other operating income 258 M€. You can familialise yourself with VTT's research infra from here.

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