Research Team Leader, Force metrology

Tallenna suosikiksi Luo Paikkavahti

Are you looking for a meaningful job with a possibility to make an impact? Would you like to develop innovative technology and services with superb colleagues who are top experts in their field? Do you want to build an excellent career in research and development and work at the interface of academy and industry?

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. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for a visionary Research Team Leader for our 'Force metrology' team.

In this position, you have a chance to play a key role in measurement science and in developing new ways to ensure reliability of measurements.  As a Research Team Leader, you are responsible for leading your team and its project portfolio to create increasing impact for customers and stakeholders. You also contribute to research projects yourself.

The “Force metrology” team is focusing on reliable and internationally recognized force, torque and liquid flow measurements. The team is located in the VTT research area ‘National Metrology Institute VTT MIKES’, and is working in close collaboration with our other research teams in the area. The team maintains and develops relevant SI unit realisations, provides calibration services and develops new solutions for reliable measurements. The force metrology team works in close collaboration with customers and metrology organisations worldwide. It helps customers to establish SI traceability of their measurements and to perform measurements with internationally proven reliability. The job is located in Kajaani, Finland.

Your responsibilities as Research Team Leader:

Visionary leadership of the team. You will be the spokesperson for the research topic and take an active role in promoting its visibility.

Relevance and ambition of the team’s project portfolio and impactful collaboration with companies, policy makers and other stakeholders.

Upscaling the size and scope of projects, developing and broaden the portfolio of provided services, especially in area of measuring and calibration technology development.

Working as one of the key contributors of the area and participating in relevant research projects by yourself. 

As member of the research area’s leadership team, you find ways to combine competences and foster internal-/external collaboration to ensure wider impact.

This is a line manager role, so you are responsible for coaching the team and team members’ performance as an inspirational leader. Employee wellbeing, recruitment and team’s competence development are your key priority. 

Who we are looking for:

Several years of working experience in recent sensor technologies and developing measurement solutions. Experience on fluid dynamics or mechanical engineering is appreciated, as the core expertise of the team is focused on measurements related to these domains.

Proven skills in research and development for industrial applications with a track record in driving excellence and impact in the area of research.

Experience in working in a senior R&D role in an industrial company on a relevant area (i.e. measurement technology, fluid dynamics, mechanical engineering or sensor technology) is considered an asset.

Experience in industrial collaboration with customer / stakeholder networks is considered as an asset.

Work history in managing a team or leading project teams.

As a leader, you want to create positive drive and get people excited by coaching and setting ambitious targets together with the team. Strong interpersonal skills are mandatory in the position. 

You have a Master of Science degree in a relevant field or equivalent science experience. A doctoral degree is considered as an asset. 

Good communication skills and ability to build high value research collaboration in the area. You should be proficient in English language. 

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • Motivating people leader with the ability to coach and develop people
  • Proactive and possess a self-driven mind-set
  • Development-oriented, aiming at creating value for customer
  • Eager to learn and ambitious to achieve high goals
  • Team player and easy to work with.

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 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. At VTT, you’ll have state-of-the-art research facilities at your disposal, 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 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. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation programmes and trainings on cognitive ergonomics.

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 January 23rd 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 hear more?

For further information please contact Martti Heinonen, Vice President, +358 40 0686553, martti.heinonen@vtt.fi , best available on 11th, 13th, 18th, and 20th of Jan from 12 to 1 p.m.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply between 29 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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