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Engineer (m/f/d) for Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) in our Physical Characterization Group

About the role

Location: Austria - Linz

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We are currently looking for an Engineer to join our Physical Characterization Group in our Innovation Headquarter in Austria, Linz, having a clear focus on Scanning Electron Microscopy.


Borealis provides solutions and materials that enhance safety in food packaging, automotive and healthcare as well as water, sanitation, energy and communication infrastructure. Our company strategy includes the transformation to a circular economy and we focus on developing materials that can be collected, sorted and recycled.


This variety in our innovation strategy also shows in the day-to-day activities in this role. You will deal hands-on with a wide range of samples from raw materials to finished products in all above-mentioned fields. As a member of our Competence Center “Advanced Characterisation”, you will collaborate with experts in other analytical fields as well as with Scientists, Project Managers and other stakeholders in our R&D community.

Your areas of responsibility are:

  • SEM analysis of mainly polymer samples, including necessary sample preparation techniques such as staining and etching
  • Analysis, interpretation as well as documentation of the obtained results
  • Proactively and timely initiate development of new methods and analytical techniques based on customer needs in the field of SEM 
  • Ensuring the operational reliability of the analytical devices
  • Internal cooperation with other research areas and business units
  • External networking with universities, research institutes

About you


You hold an academic degree in chemistry, material science or similar. Your theoretical and practical focus on SEM comes either from your university background or from several years of industry experience in a similar role.

Since our company language is English, you need to have very good knowledge of the language. Any knowledge of German is a bonus. 

Overall, we are looking for a customer oriented and service minded engineer who enjoys taking on new challenges and tasks and who is a creative and analytical thinker. Since safety is our number one priority, we also want you to have excellent awareness of any HSE&Q topics.

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Renate Ewinger, renate.ewinger@borealisgroup.com. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


Following Austrian law regulations, we offer, reflecting your experiences, skills and competencies, competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement chemical industry starting at EUR 63.388,92 annual gross salary (based on 38 hrs/week) and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

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