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Summer Trainee, Research Trainee

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 25.1.2021

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 three (3) Researcher trainees to join our Sustainable fiber materials program in Pulp Research and Innovation team. This position is temporary and continues approximately 3 months from May to August 2021. This position in located in Lappeenranta, Finland. 


Who you are 


First of all, you are a team player with strong initiative and responsibility. You can communicate with R&D personnel fluently in English. Other languages are seen as an asset.  This task requires skills in written reporting. 

The ideal candidate would have the following skills: 

  • Good knowledge in fiber chemistry, polymer chemistry, cellulose materials are essential and good knowledge of the analytical methods is a benefit 
  • Knowledge and practical experience in bio-based polymers 
  • Good experience in chemical modification of fibers in practical and theoretical level 
  • Able to read and adopt scientific articles and make them into practice 
  • Well-organized, well-motivated, independent, hands on person to work in laboratory, pilot or mill level together with our other experts and operators 


What you will do 
In this position, your main task will be research work in the fiber modification of cellulose fiber. 

This is a great opportunity to build on your current competencies and learn new interesting things for future. You will play an important part in high energy team which develops new multifunctional fibers to customers' future needs in the consumer applications. You will be reporting to Senior Reseachers, Pulp Research and Innovations.  


Based in Lappeenranta, Finland, the UPM Research Center comprises the research and development for the global operations of UPM-Kymmene Corporation. 

Our proactive role will be to find new business opportunities for kraft pulp. Main focus is on the modification of the kraft fiber by chemical, enzymatic and mechanical means with lean process concept(s) 


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 www.upm.com/summer or www.upm.com/kesa 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 summer@upm.com 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.