Research Scientist, Optics design

Full Time Oulu, Finland VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Research Scientist, Optics design
VTT is one of the leading research organizations in Europe. What unites us at VTT are curiosity, a passion of learning and a devotion to finding solutions to global challenges and answers to our customers’ needs. 

The mission of the Optical measurements 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. 


With us you will be responsible for
We are looking for a Research Scientist / Senior Scientist for optics design in 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, medical and defence industry. You will be part of our cross-functional research team (optical-, electrical – and mechanical design, assembly, calibration, testing and software design), which develops optical measurement prototypes and solutions.


Your key responsibilities include following
Designing and optimization of optics. You will utilize OpticStudio (Zemax) software and/or other optical design softwares as part of your work. 
Component and system level characterization. Applications include e.g. imaging, non-imaging and fiber optics for consumer electronics, medical and industrial optics as well as customized probes.
Turning concepts into working demonstrators / devices together with your colleagues
Actively participating in sales activities and working as a project manager
Reporting and dissemination of results

We value you to have  
Excellent university grades in physics and mathematics
Deep understanding on optics
Basic understanding on programming
Solid communication skills in multidisciplinary team
Interest in technology
Good verbal and written English

As a person you are
We are looking for a solution-oriented and pro-active person with good skills in communicating with colleagues and interest groups, You possess hands-on attitude of getting things done as well as self-driven and curious approach to learn and develop new technologies and solutions.


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. -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.


Interested and want to know more?
For more information about the position, please contact Katariina Rahkamaa-Tolonen, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 40 7598890, ).

Please send your application letter and CV not later than May 2nd. Please send your application through VTT´s online recruitment system.


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