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Shanghai, CN

Title:  Senior Research Scientist

Senior 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 Senior Research Scientist to join Chemistry Team at our Shanghai R&D Center. You will work for new and innovative chemicals/technologies research and development in water intensive industries. 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:


  • Initiate new product project to improve Kemira competency in process chemicals of pulp & paper and water treatment.
  • Develop and improve knowledge for new materials, processes, and products independently.
  • Give technical direction to multi-functional team and coordinate external work as part of projects.
  • Recommend actions to meet customer needs and to compete effectively.
  • Routinely publish (primary author) and develop IP (patents).
  • Identify and solve problems independently; utilize trains and assist others in advanced problem solving techniques.
  • Collaboration with other R&Ds for cross center project development.
  • Highly organized – able to manage multiple tasks.


What we offer:   ‘

  •  Work as a key member for internal and external customer service.
  • Good opportunity to develop your expertise in innovative production developmemt.
  • Excellent environment for further developing and expanding your strengths and competencies.
  • Work in a Global, Finnish company that is committed to innovation, care for people and is dedicated to customer success.
  • Attractive compensation and benefit package in the market.


What you need:

  • Master degree or above in chemistry, paper chemical or other pulp and paper related industry.
  • Rich expertise in chemical/formulation development (paper chemical, polymer, surfactant are preferred)
  • At least 5 years working experience in pulp and paper industry or polymer chemistry.
  • Good collaboration and communication skills.
  • Fluency in reading, listening, writing, and speaking English.


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira


Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectation no later than March 30 2020 to at


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.


Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in 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, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.6 billion and 4,915 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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