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Espoo, FI

Title:  Research Scientist Oil&Gas

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 a Research Scientist to our Oil&Gas laboratory in Espoo R&D Center. You will work with various projects and tasks related to oil&gas applications, especially chemically enhanced oil recovery (CEOR). In the position you will work both in long term development projects for new products as well as in short term technical customer service tasks. The main focus area will be development of products for polymer flooding application including method development for testing and analyzing the product performance. The work is done in close collaboration with the global R&D team, application and sales teams.


What we offer:

•Possibility to work in a global company which is committed to innovation, cares for people and is dedicated to customer success

•Safe working environment and a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory

•Position as a member of a global, multi-functional and dynamic R&D team focusing on oil&gas applications

•Excellent environment for further developing and expanding your strengths and competencies


What you need:

•Suitable education for the work, such as M.Sc or Ph.D. in Reservoir Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Colloidal Chemistry or Material Physics

•Result-oriented and systematic way of working and ability to organize work effectively

•Cooperativeness and good communications skills, strong reporting skills

•Willingness to take responsibility and eagerness for continuous learning

•Any earlier experience on polymer flooding and core flood testing is considered as an advantage.



You maintain high safety standards in your work, get excited about solving problems, report results and draw conclusions. You are a team player who enjoys succeeding together.


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira.


For more information, please contact Sirkku Hanski, Manager R&D, Oil&Mineral Processing on September 19 at 1-2 pm (GMT +3) tel. +358 40 7368160.


The open position is temporary until end of 2020. Please apply with CV and Cover letter in by the 29th of September, 2019.


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, mining and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.6 billion, ca. 4,900 employees and sales in over 100 countries. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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