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We are now looking for a Senior Scientist in the field of Biomass chemistry and valorization to join our Biorefining Chemistry -team.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to foster the development of novel bio-based material solutions. Your key goal is to take the lead in project proposal preparations to Business Finland and EU calls in the field of biomass processing towards sustainable products. In this position, you will have a major role in bringing together the consortia and coordinating the applications writing. You will take an active role in offering our R&D expertise and know-how as well as writing the proposals. You are also expected to participate in project and task management in internal and external projects as well to as provide scientific and technical expertise to the projects.
Our team, Biorefining Chemistry is focusing on development of resource efficient biorefinery concepts, enabling optimal conversion of biomass and currently underutilized side-streams into sustainable high-performance materials and products, with special emphasis in the valorization of lignin side-streams. Biomass fractionation, characterization and upgrading of the components to versatile bioproducts, by using chemical, thermal and enzymatic processing techniques, are in the very core of the team’s competence.
An open-minded and innovative person with a vision on longer term research needs. You enjoy challenges and have a strong passion for work. You are eager to work with new topics, even out of your comfort zone to achieve the set ambitious goals. You have a good balance of scientific and business-oriented mind-set in order to turn research results into commercial solutions. We appreciate the capability to communicate and engage with research partners and customers in order to create new research and business opportunities.
Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 25 of May 2022. We will process applications as they come in and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate. We start to organise interviews as soon as applications are received.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Location: Espoo, Finland
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