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Scientist / Researcher (m/f/d), Polyolefin Design and Conversion

About the role

Location: Austria - Linz

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We are currently looking for a Scientist for Polyolefin Design and Conversion to support our team in our Innovation Headquarter in Austria, Linz.

As a scientist in the competence center ‘PO Design and Conversion’, you will support developing next generation polypropylene and polyethylene materials for future needs. Focus is on in-reactor polymer design development and scale up, including additivation formulations considering synergistic, antagonistic and interaction effects.


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 - meaning a clear focus on “design for recycling”.

Do you want to join us on this journey?

You will follow the development of materials from small scale over pilot scale up to full-scale production and application testing. You will be able to work independently, driven by your own curiosity and at the same time within a diverse and international team on different innovation projects. Our colleagues in our Innovation HQ facilities and labs are scientists and experts from all over the world.

You will:

  • Be responsible for research, technology and application development in line with our innovation objectives in the area of PO Design and Conversion and with the goal to provide value-add products to our customers
  • Deliver scientific results in polypropylene and polyethylene product and application development by applying scientific principles, combining academic knowledge, experimental results and common experiences
  • Be member in project teams with your own area of responsibility
  • Plan technical aspects of R&D tasks and be responsible for execution of project tasks and implementation
  • Act as an interface between R&D and various business communities (also external partners) and provide technical support and problem solving
  • Contribute to intellectual property rights (IPR) related issues e.g. patent filling, patent opposition and competitor follow-up
  • Promote Borealis and Borealis´ Polyolefin proprietary products and technology in relevant international forums and conferences

About you


You hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Physics or Polymer Science/Engineering with some years of experience as a scientist or researcher and you have knowledge in the areas of polymer material development, polymer structure-property-processing relationship, polyolefin additivation or polyolefin conversion. Moreover, you need to be fluent in our company language English.

As a researcher, you are driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people or issues. You are an innovative self-starter who is constantly striving to expand their knowledge by widely consulting with other experts and by actively using information sharing systems.

Not only are you able to bring new ideas, approaches or methods into the team by sharing your knowledge actively. You are also encouraging new ideas from others across Borealis. Your way of thinking is highly structured and analytical but also flexible when it comes to collaboration in projects or challenges in your daily work.

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 52.204,04 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 or latest on 31.1.2022 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



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