Researcher Dispersion Barriers, Stora Enso Consumer Boards

Part of the bio economy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26,000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 billion.

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Innovation and R&D in Consumer Boards division develops new renewable cellulose materials for consumer packaging applications. The unit also produces demonstrators and packaging prototypes of the developed materials in its potential field of applications. Projects are launched within the whole scope of developing and introducing new material and solutions to the market.

We are searching for a Researcher Dispersion Barriers to our Research Centre in Karlstad. The position is about one year assignment due to maternity leave.


You will be deeply involved in developing new dispersion and bio-based barriers for the Consumer Board division. Your primary tasks will be to manage and report projects as well as contribute as project member in other projects. For your own projects, you will have the full responsibility to fulfil and deliver on agreed targets within agreed budget frames and scope definitions. Innovation is important, and you are expected to actively contribute to idea generation.

Your projects will have participants from innovation and R&D as well as from other Stora Enso functions, suppliers and external R&D providers. This will require good interpersonal and cultural skills as well as the ability to organize and manage projects. Your task will also be to deepen the knowledge base within the area dispersion and bio-based barriers and related sciences e.g. new innovative raw materials, polymers, colloidal chemistry and application technologies

Some travelling will be part of the job. The position offers a good opportunity to further develop your skills and network while working in the research frontier of cellulose based materials


To succeed in this role we believe that you have minimum a Master of Science in relevant technology area or other education or experience that can be judged equal. Licentiate or PhD degree is considered a merit.

You preferably have a few years of mineral coating or barrier coating related work experience, including project management.

We are searching for a person with strong analytical as well as interpersonal skills who has the willingness to develop and maintain a strong network in Stora Enso and with external R&D providers. You have good ability to work in matrix organizations and market and clearly communicate project results. Fluent English, both written and spoken is needed.

Starting date during Q1 2019.

We are striving for ethnical diversity and an equal distribution of females and males.

Location: Karlstad, Sweden.

The final application date is November 30, please apply as soon as possible. Please note that we only accept applications via Stora Enso's Career Pages.

We have made our media selection for this recruitment and therefore declines contact with advertisers and sales staff for recruitment services.

No applications registered on Manpower/Experis websites will be included in the recruitment process.

For further information regarding the job please contact Roger Carlsson, Manager Coating Technology Development, telephone +46 (0) 70 541 5836 or by email,

In this recruitment, Stora Enso cooperates with Manpowergroup Solutions, a sister company of Experis. If you have any questions about the application, please contact us: +46 (0) 8 764 24 40.

Union representative
Unionen, Lena Tollnerius +46 (0) 70 385 31 93