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VTT Summer Internships 2019; Research Trainee, Printed and organic electronics (6042)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Oulu, Finland

Job area: Sensing and integration

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.

Do you want to join the world leading printed electronics processing team for roll to roll pilot line printing? At VTT Oulu we have an advanced infrastructure of tools where we can create futuristic electronic systems with traditional printing techniques. In our group, you will be on the cutting edge of new technologies involving novel materials, processes and multidisciplinary product applications. As part of our team, you will work with emerging manufacturing technologies for new product applications. Collaboration with companies, aiming to exploit our technologies, will give an additional insight to your work. This job is a unique opportunity for you to join a field of technology on the cusp of commercial exploitation.

With us you will be responsible for

With us you will be responsible for helping print and characterize flexible electronic components.
Material scientist/chemist (physical chemistry or organic electronics interest)

Main responsibilities:
• assist with printing functional inks
• characterize printed organic electronic devices (electrical)
• help with optical and spectroscopic characterization

We expect you to have

• Chemistry/Physics/Material Science major (BSc or MSc students)
• Experience in a chemistry lab
• Understanding of the scientific method, team working skills and good communication abilities.
• Good oral English skills and satisfactory writing

As a person you are

• Open-minded, innovative, want to see research results turn into commercial solutions
• team-player, good collaboration skills
• good communication skills, outgoing, professional attitude
• self-driven, willingness to learn new things, well-organized, practical, hands-on

We offer

We offer a position in one of the leading printed electronics research institutes and the possibility to create innovative manufacturing technologies for the needs of the printed electronics industry. You will be part of a creative and international working research team with excellent research facilities. Our research team specializes in renewable energy, especially OPV and perovskite solar cells, printed electronics processing and product development, as well as enabling technologies for healthcare and well-being.
We offer a great opportunity to develop technological competences in research area together with VTT´s top experts. The Printed Electronics Processing team is an interactive combination of physical scientists and technical engineers who are producing the future of electronics.

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Terho Kololuoma (Team Leader) or Thomas Kraft (Senior Scientist)

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