VTT Summer Internships 2019; Research Trainee, Optical measurements (6047)

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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. www.vttresearch.com

The Optical measurements team belongs to the VTT’s Research area “Sensing and Integration” which has about 200 staff. The mission of the team is to develop optical measurements solutions and high performance instruments for demanding industrial applications as well as for near consumer products. The team has 25 cross-functional experts covering the necessary development chain from application studies to sensor system integration and assembly for the optical instrument development. Optical measurements team is committed to exploitation of project results through industrial commercialization.

With us you will be responsible for

We are looking for two Summer Internships to our Optical measurements team in Oulu. You will work with our experts in the field of optical sensing, machine vision, spectroscopy or optoelectronics. The application areas can vary from agriculture to mining, paper, process and defence industry. You will be part of our cross-functional engineering team (optical-, electrical - and mechanical design, assembly, calibration, testing and software design), which develops prototypes and measurement methods.

Main responsibilities:
Participation in team’s research activities in optical sensing methods, spectroscopy, machine vision or optoelectronics areas in several of the following:
• Electric circuit and layout design and testing
• Building measurement set-up’s in the laboratory
• Making laboratory measurements with spectrometers, camera systems, laser time-of-flight systems or other instruments
• Organizing and analysing measurement data
• Writing short reports of your work

We expect you to have

You are a student in physics or engineering (close to completing your BSc) and have
• Excellent university grades
• An interest in electronics, physics, mathematics and/or programming
• Good verbal and written English

As a person you are

• Curious about science and new technologies.
• We also appreciate taking initiative and good interaction skills.

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 Optical measurements team together with VTT´s top experts. As part of the team you will develop world class measurement solutions to industry in varying applications.

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 Katariina Rahkamaa-Tolonen, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 40 7598890, Katariina.rahkamaa-tolonen@vtt.fi) on 4.2.2019 between 9.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

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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