Atlanta R&D, US

Location Details: 

Title:  Sr. Research Scientist

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 Research Scientist for our R&D Center in Atlanta, GA.


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:

  • 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.


Competencies and skills required:

  • 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.


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


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira


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