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Innovation and process leader

Do you want to contribute to the development of an international center for research and innovation in processes and products for a sustainable bio-based economy? Do you have a good ability to analyze and map development needs of small and large companies active in the field of bioeconomy?

Then there is an interesting job for you at RISE Processum AB in Örnsköldsvik.

About the role
RISE Processum hosts a cluster in biorefinery and bioeconomy and is now looking for someone who can work with our various offers and services for both large and small companies. It is primarily about actively working with identified challenges at the companies that are connected to the cluster and other companies in the network that could benefit from being part of the cluster community.

This is done by analyzing and understanding the companies' needs and then supporting the companies on the road to commercialization via both internal or external offers and services. You should have a scientific and technical background as well as a good understanding of the challenges that exist in research, development, innovation, and commercialization of new value chains in biorefinery and bioeconomy. RISE Processum is a project-driven organization and as part of the Innovation Systems Group, it is therefore also a part of the role to run projects to promote cooperation and innovation in the field of biorefinery.

It also falls within the role of working to initiate new projects together with the cluster's actors and finance them through regional, national, and European funding programs. This means actively participating in or leading the work with new applications or quotes. In addition to this, you will be helping in other cluster activities such as events, workshops and developing innovation strategies and communication materials.

Who are you?
We are looking for you who have several years of experience of working with small and large companies in bioeconomy and biorefinery. You have experience of writing applications for funding for national and European research and innovation programs. It is also an advantage with experience of cluster operations and project management. Experience of innovation support for small and medium-sized companies is particularly meritorious and it is an advantage if you have a well-developed network within the innovation system in Sweden in general and in the bioeconomy. You have a relevant academic degree as a basis. You are self-motivated and solution oriented. You are easy to collaborate with and make new contacts, both internally and externally. Good communicative ability in both Swedish and English is a requirement.

Welcome with your application!
If you are curious and want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact: Johan Börjesson, Group Manager, 010 516 67 77. Selection is ongoing and the last application date is 20 May 2022.

Our union representatives are Yvonne Söderström Nordin, +46 10 516 67 65 och Frida Sandberg,+46 10 516 67 79 for Unionen and Jörg Brucher, +46 73 829 31 51 for Sveriges Ingenjörer

RISE Processum AB is a leading player in biorefinery development. Based on forest raw materials, RISE Processum together with its partners develops new green processes and products such as fuels, chemicals, and materials. Together with other biorefinery initiatives, RISE Processums is the host of a cluster with partners from industry and academia that is 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 Processums interest group 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 connected to the existing industrial biorefineries in the area.

More information is available at Processum – biorefinery development for a fossil free future | RISE

Project manager, innovation, bioeconomy, biorefinery, research

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Permanent position

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Project - Project Manager

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Johan Börjesson

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