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 four (4) 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 2023. 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 modification of cellulose fibers.
This is a great opportunity to build on your current competencies and learn interesting new 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 Research Managers, 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 in Finland, applying, timeline, all available positions and more information on www.upm.com/summer or www.upm.com/kesa in Finnish.
Application period ends 14 February 2023. Notice that new positions can still be opened during application period. We will start processing the applications already during the application period. Please add your resume and CV at the same stage of application.
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