Project Coordinator / Researcher, Nuclear Energy Solutions

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Are you interested in facilitating cooperation in the nuclear field and looking for a new job opportunity? Do you want to use and develop your project coordination and dissemination skills in meaningful projects? 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 2100 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 Project Coordinator / Researcher to join our Nuclear Energy Solutions team that has a holistic understanding of nuclear energy. The team masters nuclear sector functions considering also the societal, economic, and political aspects. Defining and developing potential business cases and coordinating demanding and complex projects are key functions of the team. 

With us, you will be responsible for:

In the beginning, you would mainly work on a project supporting the international cooperation of the NOMATEN Centre of Excellence. The project lasts until 2026 and consists of work on assisting and developing the governance, human resources, research infrastructure, strategic research and innovation agenda, capacity building programme, and innovation-based sustainability of the Centre of Excellence.
In practice, you will be working in close collaboration with the project manager. The duties are planning the related activities, communication between project partners, developing processes and finding best practices, promoting the Centre of Excellence e.g., in conferences and fairs, organising meetings and events, establishing industrial relations, marketing, and selling, and participating in both internal and collaborative project meetings.
In addition, your duties could be tailored based on your interest within the scope of the team’s key competencies: overall safety from an architect engineering point of view, nuclear safety regulations and licensing, human capacity building, business cases, and project management.

Who we are looking for:

  • You have at least a Master of Science degree from a relevant area
  • You have applicable working experience for at least a few years, for example from research, nuclear industry, technical communication, or project coordination
  • You are proficient in communication since the coordination of the project requires communication with different internal and external stakeholders
  • You have excellent written and spoken English skills
  • You are willing to travel, since the Centre of Excellence is in Poland, near Warsaw

As a person, we hope that you are:

  • Outgoing and eager to learn new things
  • Innovative and willing to solve challenges and problems
  • Interested in developing your competences broadly in nuclear technology

If you are an international talent looking for a new opportunity, please read more about benefits of living and working in Finland as well as VTT's support for relocation of the new employees! Please note that VTT will cover the cost of temporary accommodation of maximum one month in Finland, travel and removals for permanent employees.

What we offer you:

  • 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 in the new Centre for Nuclear Safety laboratory.
  • 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 11 December 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 Research Team Leader Anna Korpinen, anna.korpinen@vtt.fi, +358 40 159 1156 on 30.11 at 9-11 and 7.12 at 9-11.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply between 23 November 2022 and 12 December 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 is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

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