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Espoo, FI

Title:  Senior Research Scientist, Pulping and Biorefining

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 Senior Research Scientist to join the Fiber and Bioeconomy Team at our Espoo R&D Center. You will work in research and development projects supporting the development of Kemira’s offerings for fiber line chemistries, new bio based chemicals, and solutions for the emergence of new products based on renewable materials.


What we offer:

  • Opportunity to excel and drive innovations as a leading technical expert of cellulosic fiber and related chemistries.
  • Work as a member of an international, multi-functional and dynamic R&D team focusing on pulp and paper processes and bio-based product developments.
  • Possibility to work in a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory of a leading chemical supplier for pulp and 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 a World-class expert in utilization of biobased raw materials


What you need

  • Research oriented attitude and passion to creatively solve problems. You are a team player with excellent collaboration skills, but you are also able to work independently. You are proactive and service-minded and you have the desire to create networks.
  • Master’s or higher degree in chemistry or chemical engineering with focus on pulp and paper chemistry and technology, or other relevant area.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in research and product development for pulp and paper industry or other relevant industry.
  • Knowledge of pulping and bleaching chemistry and technology.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills in English.
  • Strong experience in project management to lead the development of new products from laboratory-scale experiments to full-scale commercial products.
  • Courage to drive constant improvement by challenging existing status and striving new products to the market.


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira


For more information, please contact Manager, Fiber and Bioeconomy, R&D and Technology Anna-Stiina Jääskeläinen, by email or by phone +358 40 575 3430 on August 16 at 9-10am.


Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectations no later than 28.8.2019 via MyKem Careers.


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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