Research Scientist in Computational Materials Science

2023-10-08 (Europe/Helsinki)
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Are you interested in Corrosion mechanisms and Electro Chemistry in general 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? Are you enthusiastic about working with fascinating projects in the state-of-the-art research facilities? 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 Get to know us further by exploring VTT's tech & infra

We are now looking for Research Scientist to join our join ProperTune ICME team (materials modeling focusing on metallic materials). 

As a Research Scientist, your key tasks are to do multiscale simulation of corrosion mechanisms with different approaches and also to further develop the methods. In this position, you will have a role in developing and applying the method on various applications.  

In ProperTune ICME team, we work on using multiscale modelling for optimal computational materials design, and replacing expensive, time-consuming testing. We have spent last two decades to develop modelling tools across length and time scales together with our industrial partners and applied them to their critical components in mechanical machines and devices. With our modelling excellence, we aim to shorten the time-to-market of high-performance materials by an average of 50%. 

Read more about our research here: Computational materials science applications - VTT ProperTune (vttresearch.com) 

As Research Scientist:  

You have deep understanding about corrosion and degradation mechanisms on metals, experience of ceramics and their composites is a plus. 

You have MSc. or PhD degree, in in a relevant field, such as, materials physics, computational chemistry, material science and engineering, or computer science. 

Working experience in the field of materials physics or materials science and proven experience on solving materials related challenges is considered as an advantage.  

Familiar with Unix-like operating systems 

Familiar with CALPHAD and continuum scale materials modelling methods such as CFD, FEM and also atomistic scale methods such as DFT 

  • Experience in programming / data analysis (Python, Matlab, C/C++, etc.)

The following are considered an advantage: 

Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and familiarity with modern related data-analysis tools  

Analysis and using characterization data produced with methods and tools, like SEM, TEM, EDS, XRD, and DSC. 

Established networks both in academia and industry and like to widen them both nationally and globally are a plus. 

Fluent written and spoken English is mandatory, Finnish skills are seen as an advantage.  

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. You are also a team player with strong collaboration skills who wants to drive a positive impact in the world. 

With VTT, you’ll enjoy: / 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, 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. Read more about our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work. 

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 8th of October 2023. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate. A security clearance procedure may be conducted during the recruitment process. 

Interested and want to hear more? 

For further information, please contact Research Team Leader Tom Andersson, Research Team Leader, tom.andersson@vtt.fi (e-mail preferred) or +358 407765018 between 12:00-13:00 o´clock.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply between 15 September 2023 and 8 October 2023 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 80 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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Research Scientist in Computational Materials Science
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2023-10-08 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
2023-10-08 22:59 (CET)
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