Would you like to be part of Norner's growth?

Skilled researcher within polyolefins catalysis & process technology
Bli kjent med NORNER AS

We are currently strengthening our R&D effort in the area of catalysis, polymerization & processes and offer excellent career opportunities within Norner's R&D group. The main target for Norner is development of sustainable plastic solutions. Within the polymerisation area, research projects and client projects involve areas such as:

  • Polyolefin Catalyst synthesis
  • Benchmarking of novel and commercial catalysts
  • Development of new catalyst products and processes
  • Polymerisation and product development
  • Provide technical assistance and support to Sales, and Marketing in support of application testing, development work, commercialization and other cross-functional activities
  • Develop and protect intellectual property associated with product or processes

 The position involves close contact with customers including project work within catalysts, polymerisation, polymer synthesis, evaluation/testing and upscaling.

The work include several areas (assignment will be depended on the qualification of the candidate):

  • Polyolefin catalyst synthesis
  • Testing and evaluation of polymerization catalysts
  • Polyolefin polymerisation and polymer properties
  • Capability improvement and troubleshooting activities for catalyst testing
  • Participate to drive continued improvements in safe and efficient catalyst testing/evaluation
  • Compile & analyse data to ensure quality/insight and provide data to customers and project teams, provide recommendation for improvement
  • Design of pilot units and performing upscaling studies
  • Process modelling & optimization
  • Project Management

You must have:

  • Master’s degree in chemical engineering and/or Chemistry (preferable PhD related to polymer catalysis)
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in laboratory or R&D environment and/or chemical processes. Industrial experience is an advantage

We value:

  • Experience in upscaling chemical (catalytic) processes from laboratory to pilot or full scale
  • Experience in catalyst development (preferably polyolefin catalysts)
  • Experience in catalytic process development (preferably polyolefin processes)
  • Experience in chemical process modelling (preferably Aspen) and early phase cost estimation
  • Experience in working with hazardous chemicals, especially at high pressures and temperatures
  • Proven laboratory working practice and high HSE standards
  • Proven project management skills
  • Fluent in spoken/written English
  • Experience from industry
  • Good communication skills


We offer:

  • Enthusiastic working environment with high competence, commercial involvement and engagement
  • Exciting projects within many different industries both locally and globally
  • Competitive conditions and good pension & insurance schemes (incl. health insurance)
  • Personal development opportunities


Om arbeidsgiveren

Norner is a leading industrial polymer Research & Development center for the materials- and plastics industry with over 40 years of experience. Norner currently has 80 employees from 12 nationalities and is in an exciting development. Our business vision is to become the market leader in industrial R&D services within the development of innovative and sustainable polymer solutions in close cooperation with leading industry. Norner operates advanced lab, test and development facilities relevant for industrial scale operations. We want to create value for our customers and the owner, and for the society through innovation supporting UN's sustainability goals.
We are moving into new, tailor-made locations in Porsgrunn 2022 and we are very much looking forward to this.

Norner covers the whole polymer value chain from catalyst and process development for polymerization, polymer modification, polymer additivation, industrial applications of polymer to innovative solutions for plastics in a circular economy. We provide R&D and technical services to various industry segments where innovative solutions of plastics and composites

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Asdalstrand 291, 3962 Stathelle
Forskning, utdanning og vitenskap,
Kjemisk industri,
Konsulent og rådgivning


researcher, forsker, catalysis, process technology, polymerization

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Sara Ronasi, Team-leader “Catalysis, Polymerization and Process” (, Mob +47 94527985) or Klaus Schöffel, VP R&D (, Mob +47 91342329)
Nina Aarvik
HR Sr. Consultant
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