Summer Trainee, Research Trainee, Lignin

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 4.12.2020

During the summer you will gain valuable experience from your own field of study. We offer versatile and responsible tasks in an international company that builds for a more sustainable tomorrow? We are inspired by the limitless opportunities offered by the bioeconomy, and we lead the way towards a future beyond fossils. Join us on this exciting path!



We are now looking for Summer Trainee to join our UPM Biochemicals Lignin Team, in Lappeenranta.



Greetings from future team:

“Welcome to the UPM Biochemicals Lignin Team. We are excited to work together with you on various technical development topics in UPM`s lignin business. You will have an opportunity to learn a lot and be a part of UPM´s most dynamic new ventures in the field of biochemicals.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to grow with us!” - Lignin Team


What you’ll do

  • Plan and execute laboratory and pilot scale product and application development testing related to lignin and its different uses
  • Reporting the results
  • Prepare literature reviews on specific topics
  • Supporting the team in various development and customer projects



Who you are

  • You have minimum Bachelor’s degree in relevant field e.g. organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, or other equivalent training/experience.
  • In addition, knowhow in lignin, polymers, adhesives, coatings and wood based panels is seen as an asset
  • You feel comfortable working in laboratory and pilot environment, also independently.
  • You have a positive and hands-on attitude, eagerness to learn new things and to take initiative and responsibility.
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills in English.



What we offer to you

  • Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values.
  • Inspired and motivated teams: We have highly skilled workforce. We are a multifaceted, international organisation that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.  You will become a part of our motivated and supporting work community.
  • Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your summer traineeship. We offer you a chance to develop in an innovative work environment. Many of our summer trainees continue with UPM as Thesis Workers or return to us later in their career.
  • Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a more sustainable future.



Are you ready?

Read more about summer recruitment process, applying, timeline, all available positions and more information on or in Finnish.

Hear more and ask about our summer jobs by joining our webinars! Enroll yourself on a time that suits you on our webinar page.

Submit your application via the link above no later than 14th of February 2021.

Please fill the candidate profile and summer job application carefully. Remember to also include your CV and cover letter in the application. We will start processing the applications already during the application period.

For support with submitting your application please contact HR Service Center at or +358204146600.  

We are committed to being a responsible employer and participate in Responsible Summer Job -campaign.  

UPM is a non-smoking workplace in Finland.

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  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1405208
  • Tehtäväalue: Tutkimus ja kehitys
  • Työsuhde: Kesätyö
  • Työn tyyppi: Kokopäiväinen
  • Hakuosoite: www-osoite
  • Sijainti: Lappeenranta
  • Lisätietoja antaa: For support with submitting your application please contact HR Service Center at or +358204146600.