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Senior Researcher within corrosion protection and organic coatings

Do you have experience in corrosion protection and organic coatings? Do you enjoy working on both longer projects and short assignments, all of which focus on a demand-driven technology development linked to societal and industrial challenges in both Sweden and internationally? Do you see it as motivating to be able to take your own initiatives to develop a segment, carry out research projects and customer assignments? Then RISE has an interesting job for you!

About us
At RISE, we want you to succeed and feel good, because together with your colleagues you contribute to a sustainable future and to securing a leading position for Swedish industry and research globally. You will work in a dynamic environment that gives you development opportunities both professionally and personally. We can't promise you a easy job, but we can offer you many committed and enthusiastic colleagues and some exciting industrial and societal challenges.

The Corrosion department of RISE offers an attractive workplace and with about 100 researchers in corrosion it is one of Europe's leading corrosion research players with the mission to create Swedish industrial benefit through company-wide research.

In Sweden we are located in Kista (north of Stockholm) and Borås where we have large modern premises. In France, we have a wholly owned subsidiary focused on corrosion research.

About the job opportunity
You will be working as a Senior Researcher together with your experienced colleagues in the corrosion department in Kista. You will have a role as one of the department's corrosion specialists related to corrosion protection, with special focus on applications within organic coatings. This could include but are not limited to paint systems used for various industrial applications, for example the automotive industry, coil coated materials, biobased alternative resins, intelligent coatings, and issues related to release of microplastics from paints.

You will also be working together with your colleagues with a range of different research and development projects as well as carrying out shorter industrial consultancy projects in these fields. You will work closely with our industrial clients as well as other research entities, mainly in Sweden but also internationally. You will be given an independent role while being part of a research team with close collaboration with your colleagues.

You will be placed in Kista (Stockholm) in the unit vehicles and surface but you have the flexibility to work from home from time to time, if the work allows.

Who are you?
We are looking for skilled individuals that wants to make a difference. You have a university degree within material science, chemistry or engineering.

Advanced knowledge related to corrosion of organic coatings or knowledge in organic chemistry together with corrosion experience, with experience of industrial or research experience, is required.

You have a good theoretical understanding as well as interest and comprehension for laboratory work. We prioritize our customers and colleagues, so you should have a good ability to create working relationships with both. The job involves a lot of customer contact and therefore demands that you can express yourself clearly in English and preferably also Swedish, in both speaking and writing. As a person you are committed and driven, enjoy a high tempo environment and see solutions and opportunities rather than problems. You are well organized and have an interest in helping create new business and projects but also an ability to further develop existing ones.

An industrial background from the paint industry is especially welcomed. Knowledge of corrosion protection in general and experience using different analytical techniques and characterization methods of coatings is meritorious (for example AFM, DMA, DSC), as is research education (PhD).

Start date: January 2023 or according to agreement.

Welcome with your application!
For more information about the position, please contact Johan Tidblad, Group manager, tel: +46 73 512 56 82, Please note that we do not accept applications by email. You are welcome to submit your application as soon as possible, but the closing date for applications is December 14, 2022.

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

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Permanent position

Job type

Research - e.g. Researchers/Postdoctors/PhD students

Contact person

Johan Tidblad

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