SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST – Pulp and Paper Applications

To strengthen our CMC Innovation group we are seeking to hire to our Centre of Excellence in Äänekoski Finland

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST – Pulp and Paper Applications

Key function of the position is to develop new innovative hydrocolloid based solutions for pulp and paper applications. The Senior Research Scientist will participate in concept ideation and will manage projects from lab to full scale operation at our customers. The Senior Research Scientist will also develop our analytical capabilities to further deepen our application knowhow and product structure function understanding in pulp and paper applications. Development of new products and concepts are done in close collaboration with our customers. Contacts to customers and CMC Sales & Marketing team globally are part of daily activities.

From the applicant we expect:

  • Minimum Master’s degree of pulp and paper chemistry/technology, polymer chemistry/technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years work experience with pulp, paper or board industry
  • Strong knowledge of paper and board manufacturing, converting processes and barrier technologies
  • Strong knowledge of chemistry (e.g. organic, applied or physical chemistry) and rheology
  • Strong analytical and research capability
  • Proven project management experience
  • Fluent English, both written and verbal
  • Good communication, interaction and team working skills
  • Strong can do attitude and ability to identify opportunities for improvement

For further information please contact CP Kelco Oy, Anne Rutanen (Innovation Manager, Pulp and Paper Applications),, tel. +358 40 759 3160. CVs and applications are sent via by October 31, 2019.

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CP Kelco is the innovation leader in the production of polysaccharides by microbial fermentation, extraction from land and sea plants, and modification of cellulose-based raw materials. CP Kelco’s goal is to be the preferred partner for providing innovative products and solutions through the use of nature-based chemistry. CP Kelco has continuously strived to provide product innovation and outstanding service to our global customers.  With the support of our employees, CP Kelco has become a dynamic, globally-directed and customer-focused company.

CP Kelco’s plant in Äänekoski produces carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). It is the biggest CMC plant in the world and its history spans over 70 years. CMC is used in variable applications such aspaper, mining, oil field, detergents and food/beverage. 

CP Kelco offers international working environment and good possibilities for personal and professional development. CP Kelcois owned by J.M. Huber Corporation. More about the company at