VTT Summer of Changemakers: Research Trainee, Quantum algorithms and software

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. Recently we developed the Finland’s first quantum computer. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.

Do you want to be our next quantum algorithm trainee in the Quantum algorithms and software team? Join us - and let’s make science work for hope next summer!

As a Research Trainee, your key goals are to program modern quantum computing platforms including VTT quantum computer in cooperation with researchers who develop new quantum algorithms for classically hard but quantumly easy problems.

Our team, Quantum algorithms and software, develops quantum algorithms for real-world problems and evaluates them by programming various commercial and experimental quantum computers and simulators. This activity supports VTT’s mission to make a quantum leap in computing that would help solve global challenges e.g. by developing more sustainable and efficient materials.

What your responsibilities as a Research Trainee would include?

  • You’ll use your programming skills to program quantum circuits for evaluation on different quantum computers, or
  • You’ll use your mathematical skills to develop new applied quantum algorithms (based on existing quantum algorithm families) to real-world problems under the guidance of team members, or
  • You’ll use your programming and machine learning skills to optimise quantum circuits run on VTT quantum computer.

Check out Lassi’s career story to get to know better what it is like to work as part of our research team.

Who we are looking for?

  • Your background includes quantum physics, quantum information, computer science, mathematics, or machine learning.
  • You have some programming skills and experience in programming, e.g. Python
  • Experience in programming existing quantum computing platforms or other cloud services is a plus.

As a person, we hope that you:

  • are a curious mind, who wants to find out whether quantum computing can beat classical computing
  • are a team player with good collaboration skills
  • can work independently focusing on problem solving
  • have good skills in spoken and written English.

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 Quantum algorithms and software 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 Ville Kotovirta, e-mail: ville.kotovirta@vtt.fi.

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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