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Country:  Sweden
City:  Nacka
Location: 

Nacka, SE

Job Family:  Innovation
Job Type:  Temporary
Division:  Biomaterials

R&D Specialist

Biomaterials Innovation is now offering a temporary position for a talented R&D Specialist or R&D Junior Specialist for Battery Material Development to further strengthen our team at the Innovation Centre for Biomaterials in Sickla/Stockholm. You will report to the R&D Manager in the Emerging Business Platform Bio-based Carbons.

 

Career for a better climate. Every day. 

 

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.

 

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 we can 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. 


One of the exciting innovation activities of 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 would like to refer you to our recently launched website on Lignode® by Stora Enso: https://www.storaenso.com/en/products/lignin/lignode

In this position as a R&D Specialist you will help to develop, optimize, and commercialize new innovative bio-based carbon materials for sustainable Li-ion (and Na-ion) batteries, with a special focus on electrochemical aspects. You will join a highly motivated international and interdisciplinary team, and work closely with internal and external R&D partners, pilot operations, and business development. This position can be a perfect launch of your career in industry.
 

The employment is limited to 1 year.

 

Qualifications 

 

In order to succeed in this role, you have a PhD degree (or an equivalent qualification) in electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field.
You have a good knowledge of materials and components for electrochemical energy storage, especially for Li-ion or Na-ion batteries; aproven practical and theoretical knowledge on electrochemical analysis methods, especially on electrochemical test protocols for materials for Li-ion and/or Na-ion cells; a solid understanding of other relevant analytical methods for battery material characterization; and experience with writing and analyzing scientific and technical texts.
You also have a strong scientific and technical background combined with structured analytical thinking; a hands-on can-do attitude, problem solving ability, and results-driven approach.
You like to transform challenges into new opportunities and to work independently as well as part of a team; you are a self-motivated individual with an innovative mindset and know how to translate project goals into clearly structured technical and scientific tasks.
Your English is fluent in word and writing.

 

Your Main Responsibilities

 

•    Design, conduct, and contribute to research and development of carbon-based anode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries.
•    Create innovative ideas and solutions to develop new materials and to optimize existing materials.
•    Act as electrochemical specialist, performing electrochemical and other analyses, and setting up new electrochemical and other methods.
•    Perform own R&D work, lead and supervise internal research activities, and guide lab engineers.
•    Act as scientific advisor in areas of responsibility.
•    Monitor and analyze scientific literature published in relevant areas.

 

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. 

 

Additional information
 
We work with the recruitment process on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible, but no later than 6th of February 2022. Hiring manager Mario Wachtler, mario.wachtler@storaenso.com
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 through our recruitment system only.

 

We believe that 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 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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