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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.

Senior Scientist LPPO-SPPR, InnoTech

  • Location: Linz
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 08/01/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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Role Purpose

The primary purpose of this role is to contribute to low pressure polyolefin research and product development activities for Borealis in accordance with the business and technology strategy. The position entails doing basic research providing the understanding and the tools for designing novel, value added polymer materials. Wider responsibility concerns acting as an interface between R&D and various business communities providing technical support and problem solving.


  • Responsible for research, technology and application development in line with our innovation objectives in the area of Polyolefin Structure Property Processing relations
  • Member of a project team with own area of responsibility. Use of own competence and application of best practices in own work. Periodic reporting.
  • Contribution to intellectual property rights (IPR) related issues e.g. patent filling, patent opposition and competitor follow-up. 
  • Participation together with experts in research projects with universities or other partners, representing Borealis. 
  • Plan technical aspects of R & D tasks and is responsible for execution of project tasks and implementation. Ability to work/lead small teams
  • Translate technical concepts into value-added polyolefin products for the customers
  • Promote Borealis and Borealis´ polyolefin proprietary products and technology in relevant international forums and conferences.
  • Responsible for interacting with different functions e.g, ASGs, Assets, External partners to ensure achievement of our innovation goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Master of Science or preferably Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Polymer Chemistry,Polymer Physics or Polymer Science and Engineering with min 3 years experience
  • Basic knowledge in the area of Polyolefin catalysts, processes, structure-property-processing relationship or additives
  • Innovative self-starter, constantly striving to expand own knowledge to achieve expertise
  • Proactive involvement, co-operation and knowledge-sharing with colleagues in the team and across Borealis.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Time management skills
  • Fluent in English

Behavioural Competencies

  • Lives and promotes Borealis values
  • Innovation
  • Impact and influence
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Initiative and achievement orientation
  • Customer oriented
  • Teamwork, co-operation, networking & interpersonal relationships building

Other Information

The position reports to: Group Leader flexible polymers

We offer a competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement chemical industry starting at EUR 57.500,--  annual gross salary. In addition we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.

For more detailed information please contact Cornelia Tranninger +43 664 832 56 55 or Alexandra Albunia +43 664 847 72 06.

If you are interested in this position and fulfil most of the above mentioned criteria please apply online and attach your CV.



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+43 732/6981-5286
Barbara Hofer