Shanghai, CN

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Title:  Research Scientist

Research Scientist, Chemistry Team, Shanghai R&D

Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities. 


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. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.etter every day.

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:

  • Dedicated to chemical approach or new development in molded fiber process efficiency and new functionality for instance good retention, fast drainage, high strength, etc.
  • Chemical solution development for paper-making process including RDS (retention, drainage, strength) performance improvement of paper making by kraft, OCC, chemical-mechnical pulp, etc.
  • The new chemical/solution development in customer process for runnability improvement in molded fiber and paper-making such as deposit control, anti-foam, microbe control, and so on.
  • Innovative idea of booster or other chemical combination in customer process control and RDS area.
  • Ability to design experimental, test programs, and develop novel procedures for application to project efforts
  • Understand and development of Kemira’s IP, product line, performance advantage and limitation, and customer needs.
  • Contribute to business and R&D new strategy development in molded fiber.


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 pulp&paper industry.
  • Attractive compensation and benefit package in the market.


What you will bring to the team:

  • Master or PhD degree with at least 3 years’ work experience in the area of paper chemistry, paper technology, chemical engineering, or other relevant area.
  • Excellent knowledge on polymer approach on paper making/molded fiber.
  • Fundamental understanding and application of process chemical approach in paper making/molded fiber.
  • Good safety attitude and willingness to continuously improve safety culture in day-to-day operations
  • Innovative and research oriented attitude and passion to solve problems and courage to drive constant improvement by challenging existing status and identifying new ways of working
  • Result oriented team player with excellent collaboration skills and work independently. You are proactive and service-minded and you have desire to create networks
  • 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 October 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.