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Atlanta R&D, US

Title:  Sr Research Scientist, Analytical

Senior Research Scientist

Location:  Atlanta, GA

Category: Research and Development

Job type:  Full time


Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future. If you have the right mix of curiosity, a drive for excellence and an innovative mindset, we want to talk to you.

We are now looking for an experienced Senior Research Scientist to join Research & Development Team.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Demonstrate best in class safety competency
  • Macromolecular characterization of natural and synthetic polymers in terms of MWD, structure, composition, functionality; understanding and evaluating impact on products performance
  • Develop novel methods for small and large molecules characterization, identification and quantification of targeted compounds using GPC, LC, LC/MS, GC, GC/MS, and other analytical techniques
  • Actively participate in development projects and in technical customer support as needed
  • Coordinate sampling and serve as key analytical contact for internal Kemira customers submitting technical customer service samples
  • Provide technical expertise and support for multi-disciplinary projects related to the development of products for all segments.


What we offer

  • A challenging position in an international environment with the opportunity to make a significant impact on our business
  • An opportunity to be part of a cross functional team that allows you to develop and grow

What you need

  • Minimum of M.S. degree in Analytical (Bio)Chemistry or related Polymer Science field with 4-6 yrs. experience; Ph.D. with 2-4 yrs. experience.
  • Analytical experience in biopolymer and bio-based materials characterization, quantitative analysis of composition, knowledge on material properties and applicability
  • Deep understanding of different areas of polymer science, new materials development, focused on biobased/renewable materials
  • Experience with a wide array of analytical characterization methods based on Light Scattering together with other spectroscopic detection such as LC, LC/MS, GC, GC/MS, microscopy, and other standard characterization methods for a complete product characterization and development
  • High level of understanding of polymer chemistry but also of independence and originality, creativity, and productivity
  • General knowledge of Deposit Analysis preferred, as it pertains to Paper Manufacturing or specific analytical experience supporting other segments such as Oil& Mining
  • Project management and multi-client prioritization experience preferred
  • Familiarity with intellectual property processes preferred
  • Familiarity with regulations (TSCA, REACH, FDA, BFR) preferred
  • Interpersonal skills: customer orientation, cultural interpersonal effectiveness, communicating with impact
  • Proven teamwork skills in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Good computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications
  • Travel Potential – Minimal (5-10%)  Domestic and Canada


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira

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Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2017, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and 4,732 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.  

Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer