Shanghai, CN

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Title:  Research Scientist

Research Scientist, Chemistry Team, Shanghai R&D

Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations 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. If you have the right mix of curiosity and drive to tailor and apply chemistries to help our customers succeed, we want to talk to you.


We are now looking for an experienced Research Scientist to join Chemistry Team at our Shanghai R&D Center. You will work for new product development and technical customer service. You will together with global R&D and local sales and application teams provide best product to support business needs.


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.


Main responsibilities are:

  • Fiber extraction and modification for new functionality development such as lyocell, molded, textile, non-woven fiber research decadicated for carbon neturial
  • Bio-based materials development (cellulose, semi-cellulose, nanocelllose, lignin, ligocellulose, etc.) to support Kemira new growth
  • Biocomposite material development for advanced application focusing on natural fiber and biopolymer reinforcing together
  • Contribute to business and R&D strategy development in bio-mass area and propose new projects to R&D for business development
  • Take charge of maintenance of assigned lab instruments
  • Complete other assigned work timely


What you can expect from us:

  • Good opportunity to develop your expertise and let you perform at your best.
  • Work in a Global, Finnish company that is committed to innovation, care for people and is dedicated to customer success.
  • Excellent environment for further developing and expanding your strengths and competencies as an expert in paper and water industry.
  • Attractive compensation and benefit package in the market.


What you will bring to the team:

  • PhD or Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years’ work experience.
  • Solid natural fiber research compotency for modification and application
  • Fundamental understanding and application of bio-based materials
  • Time driven fashion with minimal supervision
  • Take initiative to address issues and proactively find solutions
  • Active, innovative, and good teamwork
  • Fluent in reading, listening, writing, and speaking English


Join Kemira and create better every day

For more information, please contact local HR by email hr.apac@kemira.com. 

Please apply with CV no later than June 30th, 2023 at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.


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 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.