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

Skilled researcher within composites
Bli kjent med NORNER AS

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

  • Market studies for thermoplastic composite applications
  • Benchmarking of materials
  • Development of polyolefins for good adhesion with the glass or carbon reinforcement
  • Establish relevant testing methods to characterize the quality of the fiber/matrix interphase
  • Development of new thermoplastic composite solutions for customers and in public funded projects
  •  Develop samples for demonstration
  • 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 and work related to new solutions in the whole value chain, including project work within compounding, processing and end-use application of composites and polymers.


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

  • Close contact to raw material producers, composite suppliers and end users
  • Development of new methods for composite production
  • Development and interpretation of composite performance testing
  • Compile & analyse data
  • Provide recommendation for improvement
  • Knowledge sharing seminars
  • Project Management


You must have:

  • Master’s degree in Material Science and/or Mechanical (preferable PhD related to thermoplastic composites or work experience related to polymer industry)
  • Minimum of 4 years experience working in laboratory or R&D environment


We value:

  • Knowledge of thermoplastic composites
  • Injection moulding and compounding
  • Raw materials being used (polymers and fillers/reinforcement types)
  • Processing methods for composite materials
  • Properties of composites
  • Experience from the composite industry
  • Experience with intellectual property
  • Proven project management skills
  • Fluent in spoken/written English
  • 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

Candidates with additional proven management qualifications can be considered for a Group-leader assignment.

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 are requested. We are owned by SCG Chemicals, one of the largest integrated petrochemicals companies in Thailand and we have more than 700 customers in over 60 countries.
Our efforts are based on expertise, knowledge and a continuous search for new opportunities and on our values;

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Asdalstrand 291, 3962 Stathelle
Forskning, utdanning og vitenskap


researcher, forsker, composites, sustainable, thermoplastic

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Klaus Schöffel
VP Research & Development
913 42 329
Nina Aarvik
HR Sr. Consultant
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