VTT Summer Internships 2019: Research Trainee for Probabilistic Risk Assessments (6018)

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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. www.vttresearch.com
VTT is a broad-scope contributor in international nuclear research. We have about 200 professional staff members offering international-class research and broad technological backgrounds.

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for a Research Trainee for Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRA). You will work with our PRA experts and participate in the following tasks:
• Literature studies on nuclear and radiation safety
• Supporting and carrying out PRA
• Research project reporting

We expect you to have

• Interest in learning more on nuclear and radiation safety analysis and PRA in particular
• Endurance to investigate details from complex, and sometimes incoherent, source materials
• Innovativeness in finding potential solutions and openness to sharing these with others
• Confidence in writing and speaking English
• Studies for example from the field of engineering physics and/or mathematics and operational
research can prove to be helpful

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. You are excited to learn new things, actively looking for solutions and not scared to ask other team members for help.

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.

PRA is highly specialized area in the field of nuclear safety analysis. They often call us “the experts of small numbers”. We call us “the sound of reason”, or more plainly “the smart ones”. We work hard to get the sound of reason emerge in the design of modern systems. Our goal is to guide the design to be balanced against the different threats the system may encounter throughout its lifetime.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Eila Lehmus, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 (0)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.

VTT is participating as a responsible employer in The Responsible Summer Job 2019 campaign. As a responsible employer, we commit ourselves to the principles of responsible summer job. Please read more from https://kesaduuni.org/responsible-summer-job/.

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