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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.

Scientist / Product Development Engineer, Innovation & Technology (R&D)

  • Location: Sweden, Stenungsund
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 24/06/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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Do you have a MSc and/or PhD in relevant field (chemistry, physics, material science, polymer engineering/processing or equivalent) and are passionate about research and product development? 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 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 / compounds, including experimental testing and data interpretation.
  • Translate market requirements into polymer properties, especially for low density polyethylene.
  • Interaction with production plants and optimization of polymerisation and post-reactor modifications, especially related to high pressure technology.
  • Initiate and support patenting of new polymers 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 relevant field
  • Understanding of the relations between structure, processing and properties of polymers
  • Understanding of polymerisation process and industrial polymer production
  • 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)732 313 564.

If you find the role interesting and fill most of the above criteria, please apply at the latest 24 June 2018.

We look forward to receive you application!

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+46 0303 86369
Kjell Fossum, Group Leader