Researcher Packaging Material Development, temporary position - Stora Enso AB - Skogskonsulentjobb i Karlstad
Researcher Packaging Material Development, temporary position
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The Consumer Board division's innovation function, including Research Centre Karlstad, has a key role in developing new applications and solutions addressing well identified customer needs.
We are searching for a researcher to the Packaging Material Development team at our research center in Karlstad. The assignment is for up to 12 months.
The Material Development unit develops new materials for packaging applications with special focus on cellulose based renewable materials to replace plastics and aluminum. The team also produces demonstrators of the developed materials in its potential applications. Members in the team are working in or managing projects within the whole scope of developing and introducing new material to the market. The team is also a key contact point for external R&D providers in the operational field as well as providing services to other Stora Enso units within the competences of the team.
Your task will be to develop new packaging materials and related production processes with special attention to cellulose based formulas for packaging components. You will also deepen the knowledge within the area bio-based barriers and related science used in packages made of new innovative raw materials, and barrier application technologies.
This task will include trails and technical support at research institutes, suppliers and customer production sites as well as specification and piloting of suitable products for the customers' application.
We are now in a stage of the project where we will take the next step in the development of the new materials with focus on development work and trials mostly in Europe as well in Karlstad, Sweden. You work in a team with members in Sweden and Finland all with a strong commitment to increase the use of renewable material in future packaging.
To succeed in this role, you need to have a strong interest in renewable materials and in the circular economy. The work is conducted in projects, so strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in matrix organizations as well as communicating your findings is a necessity. You have an innovative attitude and find it natural and inspiring to develop and maintain a strong network within Stora Enso, with Stora Enso customers and with external R&D providers. Proficient English, both written and spoken and a willingness to travel are required. Additional languages are considered a merit.
You have at least MSc/Civil engineer in chemistry, mechanical engineering or chemical engineering combined with knowledge and experience of packaging material development. If you have experience of cellulose fiber forming or barriers material development, you are off to a flying start. It is a merit if you are familiar with production environment. With this said, we are also interested in someone without industry experience, as long as you have one of the mentioned degrees and proficiencies.
We are striving for ethnical diversity and an equal distribution of females and males. We will pay excellent attention to your personal skills.
You are welcome to apply via Stora Enso's online system,
We work with the recruitment process on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible but no later than 31 December 2019. Your application must include CV and a personal letter. In the personal letter, please let us know why you are suitable for this position. We accept applications submitted through our recruitment system only.
Contact persons
For more information regarding the position please contact Lars Axrup, Director, Head of Business Sustainable Packaging Components, +46 70 515 31 22, or Manager Katarina Roos,+46 70 586 43 10
Union Contacts
Daniel Ekbåge, +46 70 716 31 26
Lena Tollnerius, +46 70 385 31 93
More about Stora Enso
You are the opportunity. Join us.
We work actively to increase equality and ethnic diversity in the workplace and are therefore happy to see applicants supplying to this.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Our customers include packaging manufacturers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies. Our fibre-based materials are renewable and recyclable. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.
We make every effort to use 100% of a tree for our products as well as for producing bioenergy. In production, we are pushing towards carbon neutrality as much as it is technically and commercially feasible. We practice and promote sustainable forestry, and work to ensure that more trees are planted than are harvested. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 1.3 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R).


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