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VTT Summer Internships 2019: Research Trainee for Fire and Evacuation Safety (6017)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Lifecycle solutions

Application period: Monday, January 21, 2019 - Thursday, February 28, 2019

About us

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.

VTT's fire and evacuation safety research covers methods of fire and evacuation safety assessment, material performance and risk analysis. Using our cross-disciplinary expertise and computational and experimental methods we can help our customers in the planning of safety strategies, the design of organisations and systems of different levels, and take-up of new methods and technologies.

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for a Research Trainee for the area of fire and evacuation safety research. You will work with our fire research experts and participate in the following tasks:
• fire and evacuation simulations
• analysis of results
• research project reporting

We expect you to have

• interest in numerical modelling and simulation
• a few years of active university studies in mathematics, physics, chemistry or engineering
• confidence in writing and speaking English
• an open-minded team player attitude

As a person you are

We appreciate very much if you are open-minded, solutions-oriented and practical team player who gets along with people. The work includes networking and communication with research partners and customers, good communication and networking skills are essential.

We offer

At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our people is the core of the next generation VTT. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. We offer versatile, independent and challenging tasks and the needed support and coaching.

We offer a great opportunity to develop technological competences in Lifetime solutions research area together with VTT´s top experts. You will have an opportunity to work in large research projects in one of the best research institutes in Europe. Our fire researchers will guide and support you in your work.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Eila Lehmus, Research Team Leader
(tel. +358 50 5531 805) on Friday 21.1. between 1 pm to 3 pm or Friday 1.2. between 1 pm to 3 pm.

Make sure to apply early since interviews will start as soon as suitable candidates are found.

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