Research & Development
Perstorp, Sweden
Application due: August 28 2022


Associate Specialist/Technical market developer, Engineered Fluids

Interested in increasing your knowledge and creating solutions for the future in the Synthetic Lubricants and Engineered Fluids market?

We are currently looking for someone to join a multidisciplinary team engaged in developing and introducing next generation of products for the synthetic lubricants and engineered fluids market. 

It is exciting times, presenting the successful candidate an opportunity to take part in our ambitious plans within synthetic esters. This position is part of the global Innovation organization, and a great opportunity to work in an innovative and creative environment. A major driver for innovations is sustainability making that important in everything we do.

In this role you will evaluate new ideas, and lead technical development activities in close collaboration both with business and R&D. It is important to keep up with state-of-the art technology in different application areas and identify future trends of interest within the polyol ester area to drive innovations. We work close with colleagues from other parts of the company such as Business development, Sales and Regulatory affairs but also with external partners and customers to solve challenges and find solutions.

About the position:

  • Lead technical development projects for new products and innovations, and coordinate activities
  • Drive competence development and grow external networks in your area of expertise
  • Provide content and help with technical presentations and marketing material
  • Identify and turn market needs into development projects in close collaboration with business and customers

Who are you?

As a person you are curious and open minded with the ability to analyze and learn new products, processes and applications. You are positive and can easily adopt to a changing environment. You can drive yourself and involve others towards defined goals. You are not afraid to learn from failures. You are a team player that understand the value of efficient communication and networking as keys for success.

Education and experiences required

  • Chemistry, chemical engineering – PhD or Master level with equivalent experience
  • Preferably a few years of working in an industrial environment
  • Experience of lubricants industry and ester based lubricants is a merit
  • English, both written and spoken

Other information

This position will be based in Perstorp, Sweden, some international traveling is required. Perstorp applies a hybrid way of working.

For more information about the position, please contact Helene Derand, Innovation by e-mail at: [email protected]

Additional information 

If you would like to get in contact with a union representative you can contact Per Igglund (Akademikerna) [email protected],Rickard Martinsson (Unionen) [email protected] or Ronny Nilsson (IF Metall) [email protected]

About Perstorp

Perstorp believes in improving everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world. As a world leading specialty chemicals company, our innovations provide essential properties for products used every day and everywhere. You’ll find us all the way from your car and mobile phone to towering wind turbines and the local dairy farm. Simply put, we work to make good products even better, with a clear sustainability agenda.

Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on more than 140 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,400 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2021 amounted to 11 billion SEK.