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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: 31/03/2019
  • Hours: Full-time

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Are you 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. Do you have an MSc and/or PhD in relevant field (chemistry, physics, material science, polymer engineering/processing or equivalent) – 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. You will be working in an international, cross-functional team, where you will be involved in all aspects of product development; project management, polymer design and production. Our good team spirit and interaction/cooperation enable step-change innovations and value creation.

Do you believe we can improve our future by exploring new possibilities and pushing the boundaries beyond the already established?

These are the responsibilities of the role:

  • Perform R&D work to develop new polymers and compounds.
  • Translate market requirements into polymer properties, especially for low-density polyethylene.
  • Interaction with production plants including optimization of polymer compositions
  • 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.

There might be a synergy between you and Borealis if you have...

  • 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

We want you because...

... 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.


For detailed information about the role, please contact Martin Anker, Group Leader Polymer and Low voltage/Communication applications, phone +46(0)303 86955 or mobile +46(0)703905115.

Are you interested in this opportunity? We look forward to your online application before 31st of March 2019. Please include your CV and cover letter.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we’ve received sufficient applications, that meet the advertised requirements.


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+46 (0)303 86378
Lilian Ilanner, Talent Acquisition Specialist, HR