Atlanta R&D, US

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Title:  Research Scientist, Cellulosic textile

Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities.


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Partner with multiple functions (Application, Sales, Product line, PSRA, Manufacturing, IP) to develop and commercialize new product in alignment with Kemira's growth strategy
  • Develop application screening techniques to deliver on more representative results applicable to customer specific needs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct laboratory tests to assess physical/chemical properties and performance of products in Cellulosic Textile applications
  • Assist in installation, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of specialized equipment designed for cellulosic textile applications. Identify and develop testing methodology to support process and product development.
  • Design custom test procedures, and identify or build custom equipment to test material and product attributes to validate features and benefits of new technologies.
  • Prepare and present written reports, publications and presentations that are concise, clearly understood and contain appropriate conclusions and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the business and R&D strategy development in the research areas of focus, and proposes new R&D projects to R&D and business leadership teams.
  • Actively manage and execute assigned work and propose new work plans.
  • Support planning project work in a variety of areas.
  • Some travel (10-20%) to customer and/or manufacturing sites will be required.


Educational & experience requirements:


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry/Engineering with + 2 years industrial experiences or
  • M.S. in Chemistry/Engineering with + 5 years industrial experiences or
  • B.S. in Chemistry/Engineering with + 10 years industrial experiences


 Desired skills and experience:


  • Broad knowledge of cellulosic textiles, nonwovens, cellulosic materials, polymer chemistry, and textile technology.
  • Strong background and hands-on experimental laboratory experiences in determining textile substrate functionality and performance, developing new product for cellulosic textiles and nonwovens, and exploring analytical techniques to characterize properties of cellulosic textiles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of process and functional chemicals for papermaking is a plus.
  • Proven success contributing to larger assignments for complex projects while working with more experienced personnel.
  • Ability to work in time driven fashion, often with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative to address issues and proactively find solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in technical communication.
  • Must have key focus on safety and the ability to work in a safe fashion unsupervised
  • Good interpersonal skills – able to work in a multifunctional team environment.
  • Possess good Customer interaction skills.


Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectation at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer committed to a drug-free workplace.


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.