Senior scientist in fiber development – Solution spinning specialist

Reference number 2023/195

Do you want to join our efforts to contribute to a globally sustainable textile industry? Do you want to develop production processes for new types of man-made fibers and fiber materials from bio-based and recycled raw materials together with us, our partners and customers? Then we are looking for you!

About usThe Fiber Development unit is recruiting a solution spinning specialist for the team in Mölndal, Sweden. This is why we are now looking for you who are an experienced and driven researcher in textile fiber development with fiber forming processes as an area of ​​expertise.

Our operations in Mölndal have Sweden’s largest laboratory for textile fiber development. Here we create the fiber materials of tomorrow, with a strong focus on functionality, sustainability and resource efficiency. Our team offer a test- and demonstration environment with associated expertise within textile fiber development that is used for both problem-solving and research projects. Together with our partners and customers we develop formulations, chemical processes, and technologies to produce new types of solution spun bio-based fibers. You will be an important team player in a committed unit with cutting-edge expertise, who values ​​working in close collaboration within the team and with our customers and partners.

About the position With us, you will drive the area of solution spinning forward by initiating or collaborating in research projects as well as applied research and development assignments with industrial customers. Together with the team, you will work towards our goal to be the first choice in Europe as an innovation partner in the field of sustainable fiber-based materials. This by being actively updated on the research front and the needs of industry, as well as seeing and being open to new opportunities for collaborations in technology and materials development.

Important and relevant tasks in the role are:

  • Ideation and innovation
  • Direct involvement in the experimental work
  • Equipment development
  • Applying for grants
  • Contact with customers and partners
  • Project management and initiation of new projects and assignments
  • Build internal and external networks

Who are you? We are looking for you who have a Master’s and probably also a doctoral degree in materials science/polymer technology/textile technology or an equivalent subject area relevant to the position. You have specialist knowledge and several years of experience in textile fiber development, preferably in the area of solution spinning. Sustainability and material transition is important to you, and you are motivated by developing new fiber materials based on various societal challenges as well as issues and wishes from our customers. To succeed in this role, we also see that you are interested in fiber processing equipment as well as practical experimental work. You have relevant experience of working strategically and leading major initiatives. You can express yourself well in both speech and writing in English. Experience in applying for grants is an advantage. As a person, you are enterprising and driven with a good ability to work in teams.

Are we right for each other? At RISE, we appreciate differences and we are convinced that diversity contributes to an innovative environment where we together challenge boundaries and develop new knowledge and skills for the future. With us, passionate problem solvers meet to solve some of the world’s most important problems. We can not promise you an easy job, but what we can promise you is a team of committed colleagues and some really exciting societal challenges to tackle. You will work in a dynamic environment that gives you development opportunities both professionally and personally. With us, you get the opportunity to make a real impact. Welcome to the research institute of Sweden.

Welcome with your application! Welcome to contact Tobias Köhnke, director Fiber development +46 10 228 46 64. The deadline for applications is 19th of June, 2023. Interviews will be conducted continuously during the application period.

Our union representatives are Lazaros Tsantaridis, SACO, 010 516 62 21 and Bertil Svensson, Unionen, 010-516 53 56.

Fiber development, textile technology, fiber spinning, solution spinning, wet spinning, textile fiber