Espoo, FI

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Title:  Principal Scientist, Sizing & Performance

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


We are now looking for a Principal or Senior Research Scientist to join the Sizing and Performance Team in our Espoo R&D Center. You will work in research projects supporting the product development of sustainable surface treatment chemistries for paper and board, and for novel innovative fiber based products. You will be participating in planning and executing of research and development projects in these product lines together with the rest of the team and in close cooperation with other Kemira R&D teams.


What we offer

  • Opportunity to work as a member of international and dynamic R&D team focusing on development of sustainable chemistries for paper and board packaging applications
  • Possibility to work in a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory of a leading chemical supplier for the paper industry
  • Work in a Global, Finnish company that is committed to innovation, cares for people and is dedicated to customer success
  • Excellent environment for further developing and expanding your strengths and competencies as world-class expert of barrier dispersions and food packaging applications in fiber based products


What you need

  • Academic degree (M.Sc./PhD) in biomaterials or board and packaging technology or chemical engineering with at least 8 years of experience in research and development of packaging products and/or applications in paper and board packaging
  • Understanding of dispersion barriers, converting, food packaging and/or molded fibers with proven practical experience (e.g. laboratory work/pilot trials) is a benefit for success in this role 
  • You are used to perform experimental work and guide technical personnel, and have excellent safety attitude and willingness to continuously improve safety culture in our day-to-day operations
  • You have innovative and research oriented attitude and passion to solve problems and courage to drive constant improvement by challenging existing status and identifying new ways of working.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills in English

Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our diverse and inclusive workplace. 


For more information, please contact Sr. Manager, Sizing and Performance, R&D and Technology Annaleena Kokko, by email annaleena.kokko@kemira.com or by phone +358 50 3663 564


Please apply with CV, motivation letter and salary expectation by 1st October 2023 at kemira.com/careers.


Join Kemira and create better every day 

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. We provide the best-suited products and services 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 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.