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Country:  Sweden
City:  Nacka

Nacka, SE Imatra, FI Karlstad, SE

Job Family:  Innovation
Job Type:  Full-time (Regular full-time employees)
Division:  Biomaterials

R&D Specialist, Lignin Operations

We are looking for a R&D Specialist, Lignin Operations RoD to our Biomaterials Innovation team. This position is based in Stockholm but can also be in Karlstad or Finland and you will report to RoD Team Manager Lignin Operations.



The Biomaterials innovation organization focuses on identifying business opportunities and developing new products in markets for renewable materials and bio-based chemicals. Our aim is to work closely with our customers to understand their strategies and devise solutions to support and boost their competitive advantage.


The team

Lignin Operations is a newly started team with the ambition to become the center of excellence within lignin quality and production technologies, supplying current and future businesses with raw material. The team is located both in Finland and Sweden, today consisting of research, technology, and production competences using available and new techniques.


Career for a better climate. Every day. 





As R&D Specialist, your main focus is planning, executing & reporting of R&D projects and activities in lignin product & process development. Initiating & introducing new R&D solutions/approaches is a vital part of your task. You will also act as process and product specialist in internal and customer interphases.


What we offer


With our values, “Lead and Do What’s Right” we endeavor to set the example and to lead in all aspects of our business as well as sustainability. We dare to take the initiative and constantly ask ourselves what more we can do, what we can do better. This role offers you an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of the production process of one of our key products. 

Our culture and work towards a more sustainable future is based on these themes which, we hope, will resonate with you as well:  


  • Create customer value:Demonstrates drive to create value for our customers by understanding their needs and our capabilities.  
  • Drive Business Performance:Demonstrates the ability to translate strategy to action by making decisions, delivering results and proactively looking for new business opportunities.  
  • Do what's right:Lives by and stands up for our values. Treats everyone fairly and respectfully and acts with integrity according to our Code.   
  • Inspire and motivate:Inspires and motivates by providing a clear direction towards a compelling future, offering clarity and support along the journey.  
  • Manage and Grow:Ensures delivery and value whilst nurturing performance, diversity and inclusion.  






  • Post graduate degree or equivalent knowledge
  • (MSc) and 4-5 years of R&D or production experience (MSc) or PhD degree with special competence in the areas of wood chemistry, pulping technology or other processes related to lignin production.
  • Experiences of lignin chemistry combined with process chemistry within relevant field, or experiences of production systems and technologies.
  • Curious, pragmatic and solution driven team player with an industrial mindset.



Additional Information 


Please submit your application via our recruitment system latest by 31st of August. 


We promote hybrid way of working but expect person to present at the office/mill on average 3 days a week depending on task on hand; ability for reasonable amount of business travel is part of the position requirements.


Rickard Wadsborn, RoD Team Manager Lignin Operations, is happy to answer your questions about the position. Other questions regarding the recruitment process and how to apply can be directed to Recruitment Specialist , Malin Brolin, Please note that we accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system. 


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The Biomaterials division meets the growing demand for bio-based solutions to replace fossil-based and hazardous materials. Stora Enso uses all fractions of biomass, like lignin, to develop new solutions. Our work to replace fossil-based materials includes novel applications such as carbon for energy storage, bio-based binders and bio-based carbon fiber. Our pulp offering encompasses a wide variety of grades to meet the demands of paper, board, tissue and hygiene product producers, as well as materials from process side streams, such as tall oil and turpentine from biomass.





We believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and contributes to better decision-making. Diverse working teams help us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking. We work actively to increase diversity in the workplace and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Stora Enso is an equal opportunity employer and follows non-discriminatory practices.

Based on the location and level of the position the normal recruitment process could in addition entail, video interview, aptitude tests, and pre-employment actions such as; background checks, references, health check-up and drug test as part of the final stages. You will be informed to what is applicable to the role during the recruitment process. 

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