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Contract Research Scientist

Contract Research Scientist

Country:  United States
City:  Westbrook
State:  Maine
Location:  SSC South Portland
Department:  Research & Development
Posting date:  Jun 3, 2024

Sappi North America
Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston with corporate offices in Portland, Maine, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, a global renewable resource company that uses every part of the tree to make sustainable woodfiber products. With over 12,000 employees and operations in seven countries, we serve customers worldwide. Our diversified businesses include Packaging, Speciality and Graphic Papers and Dissolving Pulp, offering premium products for various industries. From cosmetics packaging and food industry barrier papers to textiles and the clothes you wear, Sappi’s solutions are vital to the future of sustainable alternatives to plastic and other fossil fuel-based products. 

Sappi North America
Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston with corporate offices in Portland, Maine, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, a global renewable resource company that uses every part of the tree to make sustainable woodfiber products. With over 12,000 employees and operations in seven countries, we serve customers worldwide. Our diversified businesses include Packaging, Speciality and Graphic Papers and Dissolving Pulp, offering premium products for various industries. From cosmetics packaging and food industry barrier papers to textiles and the clothes you wear, Sappi’s solutions are vital to the future of sustainable alternatives to plastic and other fossil fuel-based products. 

Major Job Responsibilities

The role involves technology innovations for both product development and improvement. The incumbent will use his or her knowledge and experience to design and prototype new cellulose based environmentally sustainable products as well as to improve current products. Applicant must be an innovative, highly capable scientist/engineer, with the ability to fulfill the following accountabilities:

  • Conduct all activities with a focus on maintaining and improving a safe work environment.

  • Design and prototype cellulose based environmentally sustainable new products for specified applications.

  • Develop new technologies to improve qualities of current products and reduce their costs.

  • Keep up to date with developments in the field and identify opportunities for new technologies development.

 

Education and Skills Requirements

  • Advanced degree in science or engineering.

  • Prior experience and knowledge with cellulose and paper packaging are preferred. Familiarity with polymer science and processing technologies is a plus.

  • Candidate should have demonstrated past innovative research and accomplishments.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-functional atmosphere to provide support and technical leadership for strategic projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new areas of technology so as to contribute to successful completion of projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize development work and assess feasibility.

  • Knowledge and use of statistical computer tools such as Minitab and Excel functions desired.

Major Job Responsibilities

The role involves technology innovations for both product development and improvement. The incumbent will use his or her knowledge and experience to design and prototype new cellulose based environmentally sustainable products as well as to improve current products. Applicant must be an innovative, highly capable scientist/engineer, with the ability to fulfill the following accountabilities:

  • Conduct all activities with a focus on maintaining and improving a safe work environment.

  • Design and prototype cellulose based environmentally sustainable new products for specified applications.

  • Develop new technologies to improve qualities of current products and reduce their costs.

  • Keep up to date with developments in the field and identify opportunities for new technologies development.

 

Education and Skills Requirements

  • Advanced degree in science or engineering.

  • Prior experience and knowledge with cellulose and paper packaging are preferred. Familiarity with polymer science and processing technologies is a plus.

  • Candidate should have demonstrated past innovative research and accomplishments.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-functional atmosphere to provide support and technical leadership for strategic projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new areas of technology so as to contribute to successful completion of projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize development work and assess feasibility.

  • Knowledge and use of statistical computer tools such as Minitab and Excel functions desired.

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ABOUT SAPPI

Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.

HR Contact for Questions:

Name:  Bethany Kurlanska
Email:  Bethany.Kurlanska@sappi.com
Telephone number:  Bethany Kurlanska

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