Atlanta R&D, US

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Title:  Sr Research Scientist

Sr. Research Scientist


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. 


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.


In this role, you will have the flexibility to organize your work between office and remote, in a hybrid work culture.


We are now looking for an experienced Research Scientist for our R&D Center in Atlanta, GA.


Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Required to be an expert in the research areas of focus.
  • Self-starter with good time management skills.
  • Ability to execute experimental designs and testing programs. As well as contribute to ideation to test hypotheses and develop novel procedures for application to project efforts.
  • Required to develop and understanding of Kemira’s intellectual property, product line, performance advantages and limitations, testing methods, and customer needs.
  • Responsible for communicating details of work to other team members and take some direction from project managers.
  • Required to prepares and present written reports and presentations that are concise, clearly understood and contain appropriate conclusions and recommendations.
  • May be required to travel frequently to manufacturing sites to conduct tests


 What you can expect from us:

  • 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’ll bring to the team:

  • Graduate Level Degree with 5-10 yrs or B.S. or B.A. chemistry with 10-15 yrs industrial experience in the area of polymer synthesis.  Experience with modifications and synthesis of water soluble polymer based systems desired
  • Manufacturing plant experience is considered a plus. 
  • Experience in lab to pilot to plant scale up.
  • Knowledge of analytical, inorganic, organic, polymer, physical chemistry, and/or chemical engineering required.
  • Advanced computer skills and knowledge of advanced mathematics (i.e. statistical experimental design and analysis)
  • Has successfully demonstrated the ability to deliver with a sense of ownership, in a team setting or as an individual contributor. 
  • Able to effectively communicate scientific results both orally and in written reports.


Join Kemira and create better every day


Please apply at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our  diverse and inclusive 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 energy sectors. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.3 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.