Espoo, FI

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Title:  Senior Research Scientist, Sizing & Performance

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 end-user oriented Senior Research Scientist for Sizing and Performance Team in our Espoo R&D Center. You will work as a Senior Scientist and Project Manager in projects focusing on barriers and converting of paper and board. You will be a part of the team responsible for new product development in dispersion and biobased barriers and product performance in customer’s end-use applications.


What we offer:

  • Position as a key member of a multi-functional and dynamic R&D team focusing on paper and packaging
  • Opportunity to excel and drive innovation as an expert of paper and board barriers and converting  
  • Possibility to work in a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory of a leading chemical supplier for the paper industry
  • Possibility to work in a Global 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 competence to became global expert of paper and board packaging value chain


What you need:

  • Academic degree (M.Sc./PhD) in paper or material technology or chemistry with at least 5 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. 
  • Commitment to safe ways of working and safety in the working environment
  • You are proactive and 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. Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira. 


For more information, please contact Annaleena Kokko, Sr. Manager, R&D, Sizing and Performance, phone: +358 50 3663564, email: annaleena.kokko@kemira.com.


Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectation by 9 February 2023 at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.