Research Scientist, Active Hyperspectral Sensing - Espoo, Finland

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Do you want to join our team and explore new applications in remote hyperspectral sensing?

We are now looking for a Research Scientist with a background in photonics to work in the Optical Spectroscopy research team. Our main activities are related to the monitoring of industrial processes using advanced optical methods such as active hyperspectral sensing or laser spectroscopy.

You will participate in different research and commercial projects related to hyperspectral sensing. One of the main goals of your work will be to develop prototypes for new applications in hyperspectral sensing in collaboration with other team members. You will take part in field trials to validate the developed technologies. You will develop the team's scientific output by participating in publications and IPR activities.

To be successful in these tasks, you have

Requirements include at least a master’s degree in a technical field with relevant background in hyperspectral imaging and/or optical spectroscopy and a can-do attitude. In addition the following competences are also an advantage: 

  • Expertise in developing and evaluating free-space optical systems and/or fiber optic systems.

  • Hands-on experience on infrared (IR) laser systems and electro-optical devices.

  • Experience in advanced data analysis and programming using Python / Matlab / Labview.

  • Expertise in supercontinuum generation / QCL / ICL.

  • Expertise in hardware/firmware development for high-speed electronic acquisition and control systems using FPGA / DSPs.

As a person you are

You have the skills to work independently and you are driven to find solutions to challenges and problems. Acting as a team member in projects requires flexibility, willingness to communicate and co-operate with other researchers and partners. We hope that you are a problem solver with willingness to learn and you have the ability to work in a fast-changing environment. You possess strong communication abilities, particularly in English.

We offer

We offer you possibilities to develop your competence by working within an open, friendly, and enthusiastic team with challenging projects. You will have the chance to bring your scientific findings into real product applications, IPR and scientific publications. We provide excellent working facilities and you will be able to work with state-of-the-art techniques. There is potential to co-operate with a wide group of domestic and foreign companies and research organizations.

For further information

For more information, please contact Research Team Leader Guillaume Genoud tel. +358505110065  / guillaume.genoud@vtt.fi or Senior Scientist Mikhail Mekhrengin tel. +358504650082 / mikhail.mekhrengin@vtt.fi 

Please apply for the position via our recruitment system with your CV and a motivation letter. You can leave your application by clicking “Apply for this position” button.

Apply between 17 February 2021 and 8 March 2021 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)

Employment type: Full-time, fixed-term 12 months


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.

Phone: +358 20 722 111

Email: recruitment@vtt.fi

Location: Tekniikantie 1, Espoo