Specialist, Thermal Conversion Processes

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 27.4.2021

Are you the passionate R&D professional we are looking for?

Energy Business Unit (BU) is the home of fluidized bed boilers, gasification, and flue gas cleaning technologies. We are looking for a specialist in thermal conversion processes, who will be a part of our Competence department in Energy Technology and R&D.

As a Specialist, Thermal Conversion Processes, the main focus of your work will be on the development of catalytic pyrolysis processes. The scope of your work will also include combustion, gasification, and other thermal conversion processes.

In your role, you will have the primary responsibility for pyrolysis-related research. The work will include planning and leading research projects, implementing results, activities related to patent acquisition and competitor monitoring, and participation in productization and commercialization of new technologies.

You will be working in close cooperation with our R&D team, pyrolysis product team, external researchers, partners, and customers in the value chain.


You have a MSc degree, or preferably a PhD, in chemical engineering or another appropriate field and a minimum of three years experience in the area. To succeed in this position, knowledge of organic chemistry, preferably from the petrochemical point of view, and understanding of catalysts and catalytic processes is essential. Knowledge of biofuel production and refining is seen as a benefit. Also, experience of research work, as well as productization of new technologies, is highly appreciated.

This position requires a thorough and systematic way of working and an ability to focus on long-term goals. A capability to see the big picture and the essential in large amounts of information is also needed. Good skills in the English language are required, Finnish language is an advantage. The position requires some traveling both within Finland and internationally.

We offer

This is a fantastic chance to work in the front line of technological development and see your ideas come to life. You will be working with motivated R&D professionals with great opportunities for continuous learning.

Want to know more

For more information, please contact Sonja Enestam, Manager, Competences, +358 40 868 4005. Please fill out our electronic application form with your CV and desired salary at the latest 15.5.2021.

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  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1449335
  • Tehtäväalue: Tutkimus ja kehitys
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