Senior research scientist in food science and technology (5648)


Form of employment: Full time , Regular

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Industrial biotechnology and food solutions

Application period: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

About us

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. We use 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions. Here you will solve challenges together with customers and partners from around the world. We offer an encouraging and innovative work environment, brilliant colleagues and various career paths.

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for a senior research scientist in the area of food science and technology, especially for designing solid, semi-solid and liquid food systems from lab to pilot scale. The applicant is expected to have concrete knowledge on the processing technologies in food ingredient development and manufacturing as well as on technological functionality of protein and carbohydrate based ingredients in food matrices. Industrial post-doc experience and motivation for Food Economy 4.0 innovations is highly appreciated.

We expect you to have

- Completed PhD degree in food science, technology or engineering, or related fields.
- Research experience from lab to pilot scale unit operations
- Track record for international project preparation and applying project funding
- Ability to conduct academic and contract research within an interdisciplinary environment
- Excellent communication, reporting and organisational skills
- Good network within food industry as well as scientific community

As a person you are

A good interdisciplinary team worker with pro-active and independent attitude. You should have a mind-set for industry-oriented evaluation of scientific findings and ambition to turn research to business.

We offer

Participation in interesting and challenging projects, chance to bring your scientific findings into real product applications with our customers. We provide you excellent working facilities from lab to pilot scale and access to state-of-the-art techniques in a highly multidisciplinary environment. You will be employed in an open, friendly and enthusiastic team of colleagues who innovate sustainable and healthy food solutions.

For further information

Please contact research team leader Emilia Nordlund (

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