VTT’s Postdoctoral Programme – a unique opportunity for a postdoc in applied research

Are you ready to take your scientific career to the next level? At VTT, we’re on a mission to tackle the biggest global challenges through applied research, science, and technology. If you’re passionate about making a difference and discovering something new, read more about our Postdoctoral Programme!

Looking for new opportunities in research?

Our new Postdoc Programme strengthens the bridge from universities to VTT. Could VTT be your next career move?

Postdoctoral Programme: advance your science career

At VTT, we have launched a new Postdoc Programme to foster scientific excellence and strengthen career paths from universities to VTT. We provide development opportunities for recent university PhDs in applied research and industry collaboration, which is a unique chance to create a meaningful impact for our customers and society.

As a Postdoctoral Researcher at VTT, you will collaborate closely with industry, often in interdisciplinary research groups. As part of one of our research teams, you will have the opportunity to focus on scientific work, such as experimental work, co-writing publications and contributing to project proposals. With excellent research infrastructure and internal support, VTT’s Postdoctoral Researchers can actively contribute to research or customer projects and dissemination efforts.

Join us in solving future challenges – we welcome challenge-driven and curious minds to join our community of brilliant minds!

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With us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Science with an impact. At VTT, we seek to solve large societal challenges and drive a sustainable future through applied research and innovation. With us, you’ll get to work on research projects that make a concrete, positive impact in the world. Read more about our strategy, the path of exponential hope, and our organisational culture as the builder of the world's most meaningful place to work.
  • Support for your postdoc research. During your postdoctoral term, we offer training in project management, scientific writing, communication, and commercialisation. You’ll have the opportunity collaborate with industry on projects, access our research infrastructure and internal support services, explore interdisciplinary research, and you'll get a secure funding for your postdoc term. At VTT, you’ll enjoy flexibility and independence in your work, with a blend of academic research and engaging customer projects for an exciting career path.
  • Open culture of innovation. We have over 80 years of experience in science-based innovation, a strong international reputation and global networks. We work truly across disciplines, and house all the cutting-edge sciences from quantum computing to synthetic biology under one roof. At VTT, you’ll join a community of over 2300 multidisciplinary experts from almost 60 different nationalities who foster a culture of trust, openness and sharing knowledge. Collaborating with amazing colleagues is a source of learning, inspiration, and fun.
  • Nordic work–life balance. Working in Finland, the happiest country in the world, enables a great quality of life. At VTT, we make our people’s well-being a strategic priority. Our benefits include extended occupational healthcare, and a range of well-being services, such as exercise and culture benefits and hobby clubs. Read more about the benefits of living in Finland and VTT’s support for relocation

PhD Programme

We have also launched a new PhD Programme, which is targeted at VTT researchers in their doctoral career stage. Our PhD Programme is more than just a path to a degree – it’s a dynamic community that fosters goal-oriented doctoral research aligned with VTT’s strategic choices. PhD Programme participants at VTT will be part of a vibrant network, collaborating with fellow VTTers and contributing to transformative solutions. We’re also partnering with Finnish universities to create seamless PhD journeys.

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