Espoo, FI

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Title:  Senior Research Scientist, Water Treatment

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. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day. At Kemira, we foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers our employees to thrive and make a difference. Learn more about Kemira at www.kemira.com/careers.                       


We are seeking a driven Senior Research Scientist for our Water Treatment R&D team.  
Kemira R&D and Technology is a critical enabler within Kemira, securing organic growth and further differentiation in the market through co-creation and innovation with our customers.  

We are looking for an innovative and result-oriented Senior Research Scientist or Research Scientist for the Water Treatment R&D team at our Espoo R&D Center. You will work as a project manager and scientist in projects focusing on the development of new chemistries needed in water and sludge treatment including application development and new water treatment fields screening. You will be carrying out, guiding and instructing experimental work in water lab, analyzing and reporting laboratory and on-line results of R&D work, and preparing scientific publications and presentations. You are able to creatively solve problems, interpret and report results and draw conclusions to create products that our customers appreciate. You are a team player with excellent collaboration skills, but you are also an independent worker. You are proactive and business-minded, solution-oriented with a desire to learn new skills.
In this role you will be responsible for: 

  • Leading projects and contributing with scientific knowledge in projects related to the development of new chemistries for water treatment areas.
  • Carrying out, guiding and instructing experimental work in water lab, analyzing and reporting laboratory and on-line results of R&D work.
  • Preparing scientific publications and presentations.
  • Driving constant improvement by challenging existing status and striving new products to the market.

What you’ll bring to the team:  

  • Academic degree (M.Sc./PhD) in chemistry, chemical engineering, or environmental engineering and +5 years’ work experience in R&D.
  • Proven track record in project management and new product development leading to successful commercialization.
  • Deep know how in the area of water treatment technology in municipal and industrial (e.g. pulp & paper industry) and battery industry/recycling areas is considered an advantage.
  • Experience in laboratory environment and practical knowledge of basic procedures in addition to water treatment related solid-liquid separation methods.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills in English, preferably also in Finnish. Ability to convey and summarize complex technical information in a clear and understandable way also for non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent safety attitude and willingness to continuously improve safety culture in our day-to-day operations

What you can expect from us:  

  • Possibility to work as a member of an international, multi-functional and dynamic R&D team in a global, Finnish company that is committed to innovation, sustainability, cares for people and is dedicated to customer success.
  • Possibility to work in a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory of a leading global chemical supplier for pulp and paper industry and a market leader in chemical water treatment.
  • Chance to make a difference by creating more sustainable and efficient chemistries for water treatment.
  • Great opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • An employer that is driving a sustainability transformation and that is aligned with the global climate action agenda by committing to science-based emission reduction targets
  • Flexible opportunity to work in hybrid mode at home and office

Ready to create better every day? Join Kemira! 
For more information, please contact R&D Manager Lydia Teräsvuori-Sirkkanen by email lydia.terasvuori-sirkkanen@kemira.com or by phone +358404199744, Thursday 15.2.2024 12-13, Friday 16.2.2024 between 14-16 or Wednesday 21.2.2024 between 12-14.  
Please apply with CV no later than 8th of March 2024 at kemira.com/careers 


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 EUR 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. Kemira’s people sustainability target is to reach the top 10% of cross industry norm for Inclusion by 2025. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.                     


For more information, please visit our web site www.kemira.com/careers and LinkedIn.