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VTT Summer Internships 2019: M.Sc. Thesis worker, nuclear reactor materials (6044)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Nuclear safety

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 us in solving future sustainable energy questions with our customers?
Typically, our customers’ challenges require several types of competences and methods combined in novel ways and therefore you will participate in several projects and work together with top experts in different project teams.

With us you will be responsible for

You will be part of our fracture mechanical testing team, and be involved in research projects through your M.Sc. thesis work. Your main responsibility will be to develop test procedures and methods together with our qualified test engineers.

We expect you to have

We expect you to have already some know-how in fracture mechanics and mechanical testing methods. Good basic knowledge on mechanical engineering and/or material science with appropriate courses is expected to provide suitable background for further personal development and success in M.Sc. thesis work. Previous work experience in materials testing with metallic materials is not required but would be a significant asset.
• Basic knowledge on mechanical engineering and/or material science study background
• 4th year student

As a person you are

As a person, you are willing to enhance and contribute to the research and development work on materials testing and you value high technical quality and systematic way of thinking. You have a good writing, collaboration and communication skills, and willingness and ability to work independently. You are able to adopt new things with fast pace and you favour hands on working as well.

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 you a qualified personnel and modern test facilities and infrastructure in our new Centre for Nuclear Safety in Espoo, Otaniemi near good traffic connections.

We offer a great opportunity to develop technological competences in materials engineering together with VTT´s top experts as well as an inspirational working environment where we solve future sustainable energy questions with our customers.

For further information

Research Team Leader Sami Penttilä
Tel. +358 207225574 on Thursday 17.1.2019 at 13 - 14 or Thursday 24.1.2019 at 13 - 14.
Principal Scientist Ulla Ehrnstén
Tel. +358 405354057 on Thursday 17.1.2019 at 13 - 14 or Thursday 24.1.2019 at 13 - 14.

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