VTT Summer Internships 2019, Research Trainee, Nanocellulose films (6020)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Biomass processing and products

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

With us you will be responsible for

With us, you will be an active member of a team of enthusiastic technology experts. The High-performance Fibre Products team at VTT works on various surface treatment and film forming concepts for Research and Development in the field of bio-based films and coatings for various applications, e.g. packaging. Your task is to familiarize yourself with the film production technologies and contribute in a project that develops solutions for a ‘green’ future.

We expect you to have

To succeed in the position, you should have a background in process/chemical engineering. In addition, basic knowledge of paper manufacturing, especially drying, is important. You should be able to analyse and draw meaningful conclusions from a large experimental dataset. The work will be performed under the supervision of a VTT senior researcher.
The application must include a CV and a free form cover letter describing your understanding/experience in the required technologies.

As a person you are

Innovative and genuinely interested in using/developing novel technologies to successfully perform the tasks. You should be a solution-oriented team player and be able to work independently as well. You should be willing to learn new things. A problem-solving attitude and good interaction and technical writing skills in English are valued.

We offer

VTT is offering a summer trainee position in the field of nanocellulose films. The employment is full time and temporary (3 months).
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 bio-based materials and processes together with VTT´s top experts.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Vinay Kumar, Research Scientist (tel. +358 401702498) or Heli Kangas, Research Team Leader (tel. +358400357233).
The position will be filled as soon as we find the right candidate.

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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