Research Scientist (Process analytics), Helsinki, fixed-term

At Valio, people have always looked forward. Valio Ltd’s R&D is an expert organization responsible for innovations, new product development and product quality maintenance of the company’s product portfolio. The group of over 100 experts offers a unique environment to work within food industry and a track record of international break through innovations from the one hundred years of Valio R&D history. Valio R&D works closely together with our product groups, production and with the experts of different export markets globally. We are the biggest innovator in our field, and we have a warm and supporting company culture.

We are currently looking for a Research Scientist to join our Process technologies team. The position is fixed-term for one year starting by agreement. Our team concentrates on the development and optimization of dairy processes and applications and provides expertise in process analytics. In your role, your main responsibilities include the development of IR analytics for research and quality control purposes. You will design experiments, create calibrations, and develop new methodology in close collaboration with experts from R&D and production and with various external partners. You aim to improve the system reliability and robustness and work as a member in cross-functional project teams providing in-sight knowledge and support for analysis and process development.


• M.Sc. or appropriate degree in a relevant field

• Experience in dairy or food analytics especially in IR analytics

• Knowledge of dairy or food technologies and processes is highly appreciated

• Proactive attitude and desire for continuous professional development 

• Flexibility and adaptability in changing environment

• Excellent problem-solving skills

• Great team player with passion for collaboration 

• Good communication and reporting skills

• Fluent in spoken and written Finnish and English

In Valio, we believe that helping each other, experimenting and learning together are keys to successful working environment. We can offer you an interesting and challenging work with food science and technology and a possibility for self-improvement in a highly skilled working community. You will have access to the benefits of a large, renowned food company.

For more information: Please, contact our Technology Manager Saara Lähtevänoja to ask more about the position, tel. +358 50 398 7075, on Friday 9th of April at 12-13 and on Tuesday 13th of April at 13-14.

Applications: We are eagerly waiting for you to join us! Please send your application, including CV and salary request, by 14th of April 2021 through the application link. Please note that the position will be filled immediately upon finding the right person.

At Valio, we work together to make life better. Our innovative community develops and produces nutritious food products that are loved by our consumers in 60 countries. We are Finland's biggest food exporter. We are driven by responsible mindset in everything that we do, and together with our partners, our goal is to make our milk carbon neutral by 2035.

Valio is a company owned by Finnish family farmers, employing over 4,000 people around the world in various career fields. Our priority is that our people can grow and develop in their work, and we want to give them the best ingredients for doing it.

Application period starts: 2021-03-24 11:00Application period ends: 2021-04-14 23:59