Research Scientist, Nano- and laser metrology

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Are you interested in nanometre scale microscopy and laser metrology 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 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. 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 Research scientist for length team to develop state-of the art nanometre scale measurements and realization of the metre.

In this position, you will be supporting our R&D projects both hands-on in the laboratory as well as carrying out design, modification, and planning tasks at your desk. The position can be partially tailored to match your strengths and interests and can include working in different international projects, practical measurements, software development, instrument design, data analysis etc.

Our team is one of the leading groups in length metrology including realization of the metre and nanometrology. The work is scientifically challenging but also supporting industry and scientific community. Our work is based on our profound scientific understanding of measurement methods and physics behind the methods.

Your responsibilities as Research Scientist:

  • Participation in research projects in nanometrology, later also as a project manager
  • Preparation of new research projects
  • Atomic force microscope and scanning electron microscope measurements in research projects and for customers
  • Development of laser characterization measurements
  • Development and maintenance of laboratory instruments
  • Communicating with key stakeholders in companies and in the academia

Who we are looking for:

  • You have Master of Science or PhD degree in physics, electrical engineering, measurement science or another relevant field
  • You have experience on measurement techniques and/or instrument design
  • You have experience at least from one of the following areas:
    • atomic force microscopy,
    • scanning electron microscopy,
    • scanning white light microscopy
    • laser interferometry
    • laser physics
  • You are interested in measurement uncertainty and reliability of the measurements
  • Good skills in python programming are an advantage.

As a person, we hope that you are:

You are positive, passionate and committed to your work. You deliver according to the targets. You have an analytical mind-set, and you are a problem solver with scientific curiosity and proactive attitude. You love to learn and develop your expertise. You work well in a group and enjoy collaboration but are capable of independent work on assigned targets.

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Visionary work in technology. 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.
  • 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.

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 23 January 2022. 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 further information, please contact Research Team Leader Antti Lassila, antti.lassila@vtt.fi, +358-40-7678584.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply between 31 December 2021 and 23 January 2022 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


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.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

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Research Scientist, Nano- and laser metrology
Vuorimiehentie 3 Helsinki, Suomi
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