Are you looking to join a dynamic, innovation-driven, international company, building a better future for us all? UPM leads the forest based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven, and exciting future. The competence, integrity and drive of our people make us unique. We live by our values – trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage.
We are now looking for a Researcher for polymer chemistry/synthetic organic chemistry to the Product Development & TCS team in Lappeenranta, Finland.
UPM Research and Development plays an important role in creating business opportunities in the new forest industry. We create value from renewable and recyclable materials by combining expertise and technologies within fiber based, energy-related and engineered materials businesses. In the new forest industry, we reshape markets through cost leadership, change readiness and leading innovation. We develop smart, sustainable products and solutions for customers worldwide.
What you’ll do
Your main task will be development work in the surface treatment of specialty paper by polymer, and /or synthetic organic chemistry. You will also follow and develop the performance of these products in the end-user applications.
Who you are
- You have a university degree in Science or Engineering (or in a relevant other discipline)
- You have minimum of two years of relevant work experience
- You have knowledge and practical experience in organic synthetic reactions and polymer chemistry. Knowledge of natural polymers is seen as a benefit
- You have good theoretical and practical knowledge of analytical methods
- You have the ability to work both independently and in teams, solve problems effectively and manage your time effectively when completing assignments
- You have the capability to build and utilize global professional network
- You are proactive, customer-oriented, socially skilled and interested in new technology and development
- You write and speak English fluently, other languages are seen as a benefit
This is what we offer for you
We offer you an interesting job in the global Research and Development organization of UPM. You will have great opportunities for learning in your job as you will be supported by multi-competent team members and trained according to your needs. UPM offers you also versatile development opportunities as a leading global company in bio and forest industries.
For further information, please contact Jani Jokiranta, Manager, Paper & Packaging RD, Product Development & TCS. Telephone +358405784220.
Please apply via the link above and attach your CV and cover letter latest 6th of January, 2020.
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