VTT Summer Internships 2019: Research Trainee, Energy systems and climate (6036)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Smart energy and transport 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

Do you want to join Energy Systems and Climate research team? Our research is focused on future energy systems and transition to sustainable carbon neutral societies. We are experts on scenario modelling, energy markets, sustainability, and case-analysis on different levels (business, system, technology, and LCA). Our work supports strategic decision making of companies, ministries, and even private consumers.

With us you will be responsible for

Summer trainee will work in the on-going national and international projects focusing on future energy systems on a national, EU and global levels. Exact tasks will be defined based on candidate’s experience and study background. Main responsibilities:
• Collecting and analysing data and literature on sustainable energy systems
• Working with databases and statistics
• Small modelling exercises and/or developing quantitative models

We expect you to have

• Studies on energy systems, energy economics, and/or systems analysis.
• Programming skills are an advantage (Python, Matlab, etc.)
• Language skills: English and Finnish

As a person you are

• Innovative, solutions-oriented and eager to learn new things
• Good team-player but also have willingness to work independently

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 smart energy and transport solutions research area together with VTT´s top experts. Our research team focuses on holistic forward looking transition management towards sustainable societies with especial focus on climate action.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Tiina Koljonen, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 50 3599549).

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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