Senior researcher in material science and innovative value-added forest-based products


Are you a senior researcher interested in material science and innovative value-added forest-based products? Do you have experience in research and leading research projects and programs? Then you might be our next employee!

MoRe Research is now a part of RISE and looking for a senior researcher to join our team in Örnsköldsvik. Our R&D team consists of nine colleagues who together have broad and deep expertise in cellulose chemistry, pulp and paper technology, composite materials but also process- and product development. Our research focuses on new materials from trees, e.g. biocomposites, nanopapers, cellulosic foams but also on pulp development and fiber engineering. For our further development, we are looking for a senior researcher to strengthen our team in Örnsköldsvik.

About the role

The position means that you will conduct research and lead R&D projects with industry, academia and other institutes as project partners, both in publicly funded projects as well as direct assignments from industry. The position plays a central role in the research organisation at MoRe, to further strengthen the line-up and develop our research agenda. Project applications, project management, own research and networking are included as natural parts of your daily work.

Location: Örnsköldsvik

Who are you?

We are looking for a senior researcher with previous experience from research as well as leading research projects or similar experience from the pulp and paper industry.  To be successful in the role you need to have demonstrated ability to write research project proposals and have a wide established network within academia, industry and research institute.
Örnsköldsvik as location is a requirement.

The following is a merit:

  • PhD degree in pulp and paper technology, wood chemistry, fiber-and polymer technology, material science or similar.
  • Experience in; biocomposites, nanocellulose, fibre engineering, pulp and paper technology, foam technology, molded fibers or similar.
  • Experience in leading larger research projects with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Experience in up-scaling from lab- and pilot scale to industrial environment.

As a person we believe you are highly motivated, enthusiastic with a team-oriented personality.

Since we often work in international projects, it is a requirement that you have good knowledge of English, both in speech and in writing. Knowledge in the Swedish language is a merit.

Are we right for each other?

We cannot promise you an easy task, but we can promise you dedicated colleagues and some truly engaging societal challenges to tackle. You will get to work in a dynamic environment offering professional and personal development opportunities. At RISE, we want you to succeed and feel good,

because together with your colleagues you contribute to a sustainable future and to securing a leading position for Swedish industry and research globally. RISE can give you the chance to make a real difference. Welcome to Sweden’s Research Institute and Innovation Partner.

Welcome with your application!

Do you have any questions or would like to know more? Please contact research manager Anna Svedberg, +46 70 819 11 75. The deadline for applications is 16th of February 2020.

Our union contacts are:

Torbjörn Sjölund for Sverige Ingenjörer, +4670658 58 21, E-post and Nadine Hollinger for Unionen, +46703685391, E-post

We kindly ask external recruitment companies and sales people not to contact us as we are governed by the Swedish Procurement Act.

Keywords: Scientists, senior researcher, forest-based products, material science, pulp and paper, wood chemistry, Örnsköldsvik

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