Research and Development Engineer in Chemistry

Reference number 2023/295

Do you want to work with research projects within the framework of sustainable development and contribute to developing new innovative processes and products based on forest raw materials? Are you a chemist who enjoys working in the laboratory and would enjoy working with research projects and customer assignments in the field of chemistry? Then there is an interesting job for you at RISE Processum AB in Örnsköldsvik. The position is a one-year parental vacancy. As we are in an expansive phase, we see good opportunities for future possibilities.

Your work tasks As a research and development engineer in chemistry at RISE Processum, you will mainly work with developing new biorefinery processes, primarily in organic chemistry, for fuels, chemicals and materials. We work with fractionation of biomass, extraction of specific substances, chemical syntheses, processes at high temperatures and pressures and concentration of products.

You mainly work with planning, implementation and reporting of experiments on a lab or pilot scale. You perform chemical analyses, solve problems of a chemical and technical nature and work in project teams. As some experiments take a long time to perform, you need to have flexibility in your working hours. RISE Processum brings together companies and universities in joint research projects, which means that networking internally and externally is an important part of the work.

Who are you? We are looking for you who have an academic degree in organic chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent competence where priority will be given to applicants with good chemical understanding, good laboratory skills and experience of process development. You appreciate laboratory tasks, have practical and technical skills and can work independently.

Your personal qualities are of great importance and we would like you to be trustworthy, easy to collaborate and a problem solver. Good knowledge of English or Swedish is a requirement. Place of placement is Örnsköldsvik.

Biorefinery Test Bed RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and its subsidiary RISE Processum are leading players in the development of the future bioeconomy and biorefinery. With a unique set of research areas, test beds and demonstration environments, we form a comprehensive solution for the conversion of biomass into green products, which have previously been fossil-based. On behalf of the Government, we are building a hub for research in biorefinery development and carrying out a major modernisation of our test beds as well as a number of new investments to improve the conditions for the commercialisation of new solutions for a circular bioeconomy in an international centre.  Read more about the venture.  We need your help. Do you want to become one of us? We hope so!

RISE Processum RISE Processum AB is a leading player in biorefinery development. With forest raw materials as a base, RISE Processum, together with its partners, develops new green processes and products such as fuels, chemicals and materials. Together with other biorefinery initiatives, RISE Processum’s cluster with partners from industry and academia constitutes an important hub for the development of new products, processes and energy solutions from forest raw materials and the process industry’s residual streams.

RISE Processum AB is 60% owned by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and 40% by Processum’s Interest Association and is thus a subsidiary of the RISE Group. The company was founded in 2003 and is located in Örnsköldsvik. It offers an innovative research environment with lab, pilot, and demonstration facilities that are strongly linked to the existing industrial biorefineries in the field. For more information, see and

Welcome with your application! For more information about the position, please contact:Marie-Louise Wallberg, Head of Chemistry Group, +46 10 516 67 66,

Applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline. Application deadline is 11th of June.

Our union employees are: Unionen: Yvonne Söderström Nordin +46 10-516 67 65, Frida Sandberg +46 10-516 67 79, Sveriges Ingenjörer: Jörg Brücher +46 10-516 67 14.