Shanghai, CN

Location Details: 

Title:  Senior Research Scientist

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, a drive for excellence and an innovative mindset, we want to talk to you.

 We are now looking for an experienced Sr Research Scientist/Research Scientist for our R&D Center in Shanghai, China.


What you can expect from us:

  • A challenging position in an international environment with the opportunity to make a significant impact on our business
  • An opportunity to be part of a cross functional team that allows you to develop and grow


What you will bring to the team:

  • PhD/MSc degree in  polymer or organic chemistry from an accredited college/university
  • Prefer 5-10 years industrial or laboratory experience
  • Bio-material application or Barrier development
  • Hands on lab synthesis at least 5 years
  • Experience with bio-based monomers is strongly desired and familiarity is expected as a minimum.


Competencies and skills required:

  • Has developed expertise in the area of polymer synthesis
  • Advanced knowledge in polymer design and piloting such as emulsion polymer, solution polymer etc.
  • Has strong interest in bio-material application or Barrier development
  • Has successfully demonstrated the ability to complete large, complex assignments and projects and is able to work independently.
  • Able to effectively communicate scientific results both orally and in written reports demonstrated by external publications.
  • Is capable of working well in a team environment.
  • Fluent in both oral and written English
  • Good team work
  • Willing travel


Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Lead new product development
  • Manages project work and independently. Devises new experiments to test hypotheses and develops novel procedures and applies them to project efforts.
  • Support Kemira APAC manufacture site troubleshooting
  • Required to develop and understanding of Kemira’s intellectual property, product line, performance advantages and limitations, testing methods, and customer needs.
  • Responsible for proposing and developing new technologies and product lines for strategic opportunities to meet customer needs that lead to value added intellectual property.
  • May be required to travel frequently to customer and/or manufacturing sites to conduct tests


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.