Master’s Thesis student, Structural integrity (6305)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Research and Development

Application period: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

We are looking for a Master’s Thesis student at the final stages of her/his studies. The work can start as a summer job and later on continue with the Master’s Thesis work.

You will work in our fracture mechanical testing group which is a part of the Structural Integrity team in the Nuclear Energy research area. You will be involved in research projects through your M.Sc. thesis work. The goal is to develop experimental fracture mechanical methods and testing procedures, to investigate the fracture toughness properties and their connection to the material.

Main responsibilities:
• Master’s thesis on experimental fracture mechanics
• Participating in the experimental work
• Participating in the project work
• Development of fracture mechanical testing methods and procedures

We expect you to have

We expect that you have an interest towards developing yourself as scientist and that you to have 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.

- Studies in materials science/mechanical engineering
- Fracture mechanics and mechanical testing methods
- Basic skills in coding
- Strong background in mathematics and physics
- Fluent English and Finnish language
- Previous experience of working in a lab is seen as a benefit

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 and to learn new things. You favour hands on working as well.

We offer

VTT is a place to make a difference in collaboration with other brilliant minds. Our mission is to create impact that generates sustainable growth and wellbeing in society as well as in industry. Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Therefore, our personnel’s wellbeing, flexible work opportunities and competence development are key priorities for us. With us, you can make an impact for a better future and you can be part of solving the biggest challenges of our time.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Sebastian Lindqvist, Research Scientist (tel. +358401387256) on 12th of February or 26th of February during the office hours.

Application deadline 8.3.2020

If possible: The interviews will take place during weeks 12 and 14.

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