South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk, is leading the way to a better future. Our higher education institution focuses on responsible wellbeing, technology and creative industries. Our campus is the world - the bases are located in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.
Xamk's research, development and innovation activities (RDI) aim to strengthen the vitality of Etelä-Savo and Kymenlaakso. The number of RDI activities will focus on four areas of strength: Digital Economy, Sustainable Welfare, Logistics and Seafaring, and Forest, the Environment and Energy.
Our goal is to help companies succeed and create a new entrepreneurship by bringing, among other things, the results of universities and research institutes to companies and organizations. There are about 250 projects underway annually. In all of them, our experts search, try, and develop new products and services or do research for the needs of companies and working life.
We have eleven research units, ranging from electronics to welfare services and from logistics to youth research and material development. Xamk's research units and innovation centers develop research services for the needs of actors in the region. Through high-quality research projects, we also produce and obtain new information to support our work also at international level.
We are applying for the DIRECTOR OF THE RDI UNIT on the Kotka campus for a full-time position starting on 15.3.2021 or by agreement and continuing until further notice.
The director of the research unit will be responsible for and develop the Kymilabs research unit's expertise in concrete and emission measurement services and activities related to low carbon research in built environment and industry. Kymilabs is an accredited testing laboratory that has been providing quality testing and measurement services to companies since 1991. Accredited testing services cover concrete testing, emission measurement and the CE marking services of a notified body.
Key responsibilities include
- Supervisor responsibility for Kymilabs personnel
- Building and maintaining networks and collaborations with the results and direction of research institute partners
- Planning, preparing and applying for funding for research projects, directing implementation of projects
- Acting as the responsible director of an accredited testing laboratory.
Required skills and qualifications
- A suitable postgraduate degree, e.g. in the field of engineering, chemistry or materials sciences
- Experience in developing research activities and applying for funding
- Experience in industrial activities, at least cooperation with industry
- Fluent in spoken and written Finnish and English
- An engaging and enthusiastic approach to developing your own work and team.
In addition, we appreciate expertise in concrete and / or emission measurements, knowledge of accredited testing activities and their five years of work experience.
Pay and other employment contract terms are determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Private Education Sector issued by the Finnish Education Employers. Final appointment to the position is subject to the successful completion of a probationary period.
We only accept applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system. Essential degree and employment certificates must be attached to the application.
We offer our staff challenging and versatile tasks in an inspiring working environment, with comprehensive employee benefits.
|Title||Director of the RDI Unit, Kymilabs|
|Employer||XAMK (South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences)|
|Job location||Patteristonkatu 3, FI-50100 Mikkeli|
|Published||February 2, 2021|
|Application deadline||February 28, 2021|
|Job types||Management / Leadership  |
|Fields||Materials Engineering,   Materials Chemistry  |