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Country:  Sweden
City:  Nacka

Nacka, SE

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

R&D Specialist - Dispersion Coating

We are looking for an R&D Specialist to plan, execute and report project tasks in the area of new biopolymer /biobased barrier and dispersion coating development, in line with Biomaterials Innovation strategy. Your location will be Sickla in Stockholm and you will report directly to the Director of Research Biobarriers Innovation, Biomaterials.


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.


The Biomaterials innovation organization focuses on identifying business opportunities and developing new to the market products within 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. Biobarriers Innovation team acts as a center of excellence in next generation barrier solutions for (food) packaging. The target is to generate breakthrough biobased barrier solutions into pilot/demo scale. We are working with a startup-like dedication to innovation and have a collaborative, open and entrepreneurial team spirit. Biobarriers Innovation is a diverse and multi-disciplinary team that today consists of 16 members from 5 different nationalities.


Career for a better climate. Every day.


As an R&D Specialist - Dispersion coatings, you will be initiating and promoting new R&D solutions/approaches in biobased barrier materials with excellent sustainability profile. You will be able to act as specialist in customer interfaces to various product development projects. You will develop biobased packaging material compositions and end-use structures. Your tasks include planning, executing, analyzing and reporting in the area of development in close cooperation with our laboratory engineers and senior experts in the field. You will engage in biobased barrier product development from idea to scale, and will carry out both lab and desktop work.


As an R&D Specialist - Dispersion coatings, your responsibilities will also include as examples, IPR creation and follow-up, technology and external R&D follow up.


What do we have to offer for you?


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 our biobarrier solutions. Moreover, you have the opportunity to join the Biobarriers Innovation team in a dynamic, international and interdisciplinary environment, and take part on their exciting journey.




Are you the one? In order to succeed in this role, you have minimum 4-5 years of R&D experience; Several years’ experience in innovation, R&D or production positions. Your proficiency is based on a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree or equivalent knowledge in a relevant area such as Chemical Engineering/Polymer Chemistry/ Surface Chemistry/Coating Technology/Paper Technology. We value highly hands-on experience of (paper/board dispersion) coating, while similar experience in pilot or industrial scale would be a merit.


You are goal-oriented and driven and you have self-directed way of working. You have a positive approach, share knowledge actively and encourage others to share their views.

Cooperative, focused and organized way of working are words that describe you. You are a great communicator and you communicate fluently in English both orally and in writing. Finnish or Swedish language skill is an asset. You are able to balance positive attitude with critical thinking. You will make decisions based on incomplete information and understand wider implications of the decisions. You are able to prioritize and focus, evaluate issues from different perspectives, identify threats and opportunities from market information and scientific literature and act on business opportunities. You ensure resources are used efficiently and economically. You have a strong customer focus, anticipate customer needs and seek customer feedback. This position requires travelling.


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.


Additional Information


Do you want to make the world a better place? Join the renewable materials company. Please submit your application via our recruitment system latest by 26th of September. Kalle Ekman, Director of Research Biobarriers Innovation, +46 76 852 04 94, kalle.ekman@storaenso.com 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 Jessica Barse, jessica.barse@storaenso.com  .


Union representatives


Akademikerna-  Laura +46 72 548 28 22 laura.nousiainen@storaenso.com

Unionen- Ulrika +46 768 566 933 ulrika.stockwell@storaenso.com


We accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system.


Prospective employees are screened for drug use in the pre-employment examination.


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=6s



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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