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Want to be part of the team? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Researcher / Senior Scientist, Compounding – Innovation & Technology (R&D)

  • Location: Sweden, Stenungsund
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 25/11/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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Do you have an appropriate academic background and are passionate about polymer processing and compounding? Do you also have excellent problem solving ability, high ambitions and drive, and want to work in a growing multinational company – then you can be the one we are looking for!

The purpose of the role is to develop novel polymers and polymer compounds targeting mainly energy & infrastructure applications. Working in international, cross-functional teams you will be involved in all aspects of research activities and product development; project management, polymer design and production, to enable step-change innovations and value creation.

Your responsibilities

  • Perform R&D work to develop new polymers and compounds with emphasis on polymer processing and compounding
  • Translate market requirements into polymer properties, especially for low density polyethylene compounds
  • Interaction with production plants including optimization of polymer compositions
  • Initiate and support patenting of new polymers, compounds and products
  • Establish continuous interfaces with internal and external customers/suppliers in order to optimize development and utilization of own expertise
  • Act and work according to Borealis values

Knowledge and skills

  • MSc or PhD degree in chemistry, physics, material science or equivalent
  • Polymer processing and compounding
  • Industrial production processes of polymers and compounds including upscaling
  • Relations between structure, processing and properties of polymer compositions
  • Experimental design skills
  • Excellence in data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural and cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Documentation, presentation and reporting skills

Behavioural competences

As a person, you are passionate about research and product development, are committed and have a drive to constantly develop and improve. You are highly achievement and result orientated, flexible and comfortable taking and driving own initiatives. You need to have the ability to think in an analytical and conceptual ways and also have concern for order and quality. Good and respectful teamwork across borders is a key factor in your work.

Other information

For more detailed information about the role please contact;

Kjell Fossum, Group Leader Power Cable Applications, phone +46(0)303 86369 or mobile +46(0)732 313564.

Welcome with your application by November 18th 2018!

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