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Espoo, FI

Title:  Research Scientist, Analytics, Inorganic chemistry

Kemira is a global company providing solutions, chemicals and expertise to water intensive industries 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.


We are now looking for an experienced and innovative Research Scientist to join the Analytics Team at our Espoo R&D Center. You will work providing information and solutions to R&D projects and technical customer service by means of inorganic analyses and other analytical methods. You will produce and interpret experimental results and prepare reports, patents and publications. Also, you contribute to method development, technology scouting, and are responsible for ICP-MS and X-ray analysis. As a research scientist you will be responsible for coordinating the work of technicians.



What we offer

  • An opportunity to work in a Global, Finnish company that is committed to innovation, cares for people and is dedicated to customer success
  • An opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory of a leading global chemical supplier for pulp and paper industry and chemical water treatment
  • Opportunity to excel and further develop your skills as a technical expert of chromatographic analytic
  • Work as a key member of a multi-functional and dynamic R&D team collaborating globally with R&D and Kemira production sites focusing on supporting all Kemira segments


What you need

  • Academic degree (Ph.D.; M.Sc.) in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry or in similar discipline with a minimum of 3 years of experience inorganic analytical chemistry. ICP, XR and IC is a great advantage
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and strong analyzing/decision making skills with a hands-on attitude
  • Experience in organizing lab work and leading others
  • Good communication and reporting skills in English, Finnish is an advantage.
  • Experience in water-intensive processes or project management is an advantage
  • Ability to thrive in a multicultural environment, creating networks and helping the team to deliver success with our customers  


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira. 


For more information, please contact Elsa Olmos, Analytics Manager, R&D and Technology EMEA by email or by phone +358 40 586 0102 on Sept 22nd 2020 between 9:00-11:00 or Sept 30th 2020 between 13:00-14:30. Please apply with CV and cover letter no later than October 2nd 2020, at


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 2019, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and 5100 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.