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Country:  Sweden
City:  Nacka
Location: 

Nacka, SE

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

R&D (Senior) Electrochemical Specialist for Battery Material Development

We are looking for a Senior Electrochemical Specialist for Battery Material Development. Your location will be Stockholm, Sickla. You will be working in Biomaterial Division and report to R&D Manager.

Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Our fiber-based materials are renewable, recyclable and fossil free. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on finite resources. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.

 

Career for a better climate. Every day. 

 

As a R&D (Senior) Specialist you will help to develop, optimize, and commercialize new innovative bio-based carbon for sustainable batteries, with a special focus on electrochemical aspects. You will join a highly motived international and interdisciplinary team, and work closely with internal and external R&D partners, pilot operations, business development, and customers.

 

What we offer

 

With our values, “Lead and Do What’s Right”, we endeavor to set an example 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 can we do better. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company – an industry with great potential driven by global megatrends. 

 

The Division’s Innovation function has a key role in developing new applications and solutions, addressing well-identified customer needs. The Innovation Centre in Stockholm and our locations at Imatra and Karlstad host versatile talents in research, business development and marketing, working together to reach our ambitious goals.

 

One of the exciting innovation activities Biomaterials Innovation is the development and commercialization of bio-based carbon materials for energy storage in Li-ion batteries. The global battery market is expected to expand rapidly within the next ten years, enabling new solutions in the fields of consumer electronics, e-mobility, and residential energy storage. With our renewable bio-based materials we contribute to making these solutions more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
As an important milestone in our mission, Stora Enso has recently started operations of its newly constructed pilot plant for the production of bio-based carbons at our Sunila mill in southern Finland.
For more information on our technology we proudly refer you to our recently launched website on Lignode® by Stora Enso: https://www.storaenso.com/en/products/lignin/lignode

 

Qualifications 

 

In order to succeed in this role you have a PhD degree in electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field. 2+ years industrial and/or academic track record in battery R&D (after completion of your PhD studies). Comprehensive general knowledge of materials and components for electrochemical energy storage, especially for batteries.
Proven practical and theoretical knowledge on electrochemical analysis methods, especially on electrochemical test protocols for anode materials and full Li-ion cells.
You also have the capability to work and think at a laboratory and a pilot scale, with solid understanding of relevant analytical and technical chemistry. You also have experience with writing scientific and technical texts.


As a person you are a good team player who can keep calm and be on top of everything. We value your ability to prioritize and make decision even when the information is incomplete and time limited. You always listen and hear people out and with your great problem-solving skills you see changes as new possibilities. You have a strong scientific and technical background combined with structured analytical thinking; hands-on can-do attitude, problem solving ability, and results-driven approach. You have ability to transform challenges into new opportunities and to work independently as well as in an international and interdisciplinary team; self-motivated individual with innovative mindset. You have the ability to translate project goals into clearly structured technical and scientific tasks and willingness to perform practical work in our in-house laboratories. Develop new methods for the same, as well as to drive forward activities in our pilot plant in Sunila/Kotka (Finland), and at external R&D partners.
You speak English, fluent in word and writing on negotiations level and a willingness to travel (up to 10% of work time).

 

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. 

 

Your Main Responsibilities

 

Design, conduct, and contribute to scientific research and development activities in the field of electrochemical energy storage, with a focus on carbon-based anode materials for batteries.
Create innovative ideas and solutions to develop new materials and to optimize existing materials.
Act as electrochemical expert, performing electrochemical analyses, developing new electrochemical methods, guiding lab engineers, and translating customer needs and requests into new test procedures.
Perform own R&D work, lead and supervise internal as well as external research activities.
Act as scientific advisor in area of responsibility, providing scientific and technological support for scale-up activities, business development, sales, and regulatory affairs.

 

Additional information
 
We work with the recruitment process on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible, but no later than 5th of October 2021. Hiring manager Mario Wachtler mario.wachtler@storaenso.com,
+46 76 854 59 93 is happy to answer your questions about the position. Other questions can be directed to Recruitment Specialist Jessica Barse, jessica.barse@storaenso.com. We accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system.

 

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.

 

The Biomaterials division meets the growing demand for the replacement of products made from fossil-based and hazardous materials with bio-based solutions. We use all fractions of biomass, like lignin and sugars, to develop new solutions. We work to replace fossil-based materials with new applications such as carbon for energy storage, bio-based binders, and bio-based carbon fiber. The division's offering includes a wide variety of pulp grades to meet the demands of paper, board, tissue, textile and hygiene product producers as well as materials from side streams of our processes, such as tall oil and turpentine from biomass.

See our film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUElPYaxgqs&t


 

 

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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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