Research Scientist to Swedish Match

Swedish Match is looking to recruit a Research Scientist to join the Product Science team which is part of the Regulatory & Scientific Affairs department within the company. Swedish match is dedicated to the improvement of public health by offering attractive alternatives to cigarettes. Some of our well-known brands are ZYN (nicotine pouches), General (Snus), Solstickan, and Cricket (lighting products).

As a Research Scientist, you will have the exciting opportunity to be part of a highly skilled team and apply your experience and scientific expertise to contribute to improve products and optimize the business benefit for the company. Here at Swedish Match, we reward innovative thinking and creativity to support our mission to transform the industry. If this sounds interesting to you – come join us!

The position is full-time and based in our location at Södermalm in Stockholm. We will evaluate and interview candidates continuously and welcome your application today.

About the position

As a Research Scientist, you will be part of the Product Science team which consists of eight colleagues and report directly to the Senior Manager of Product Science. The Product Science team supports the Swedish Match organization in key areas including scientific knowledge, research projects, scientific studies and nicotine science. A large part of the position involves physical product knowledge.
Your main responsibility areas/tasks include:
– Plan and implement projects and research work within the group’s business area.
– Evaluate product data regarding chemical content and stability.
– Characterization and simulation of physical product parameters.
– Bridging product data.
– Perform investigations within cross-functional projects and competitor monitoring.

Your profile

Key qualifications for the position include:
– MSc or PhD in the areas of chemical engineering, inorganic or organic chemistry, material science, physical chemistry or relevant disciplines.
– Experience from a similar role in a relevant industry e.g pharmaceutical, chemical, food industry or laboratory.
– Good competence in product chemistry.
– Good understanding and experience of applying research methodology effectively.
– Understand and, in consultation with colleagues, be able to draw conclusions from chemical issues.
– Good knowledge Swedish and English, both spoken and written.
– Experience of product characterization and stability is an advantage.
– Understanding of intellectual property rights from a scientific perspective is a strong plus.
– Computer skills and knowledge of statistics are meritorious.

We’re looking for a dedicated, scientifically curious and organized team-player with an ability to manage multiple tasks independently and deliver on time. You are analytical, positive and someone who enjoys putting theory into practice and engaging in scientific/technical activities. You enjoy supporting and sharing your knowledge with others and have flexible mindset. A good collaborative and communicative ability with colleagues are important to be successful in this role as well as a can-do attitude and openness to taking on new responsibilities.

At Swedish Match, we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every employee has equal opportunities to reach their full potential.

About the organisation

Swedish Match develops, manufactures, and sells quality products with market-leading brands. We are dedicated to the improvement of public health by offering attractive alternatives to cigarettes.
Some of our well-known brands are ZYN (nicotine pouches), General (Snus), Solstickan, and Cricket (lighting products).
The company became part of Philip Morris International in 2023, and its products are now the cornerstone of the global and newly formed Category for Oral Smoke-free Products.
The Oral Smoke-free Category is managed from the headquarters of Swedish Match in central Stockholm.
With a flexible, innovative, and sustainable approach, the company works to have the right strategy, people, skills, products, and structure in place. All in order to be able to adapt to changing market conditions.

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