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

Skilled researcher within polymer processing
Bli kjent med NORNER AS

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

  • Circular economy solutions for thermoplastic polymers
  • Development of new thermoplastic consumer product solutions for customers and in funded projects
  • Relevant testing methods to characterize the properties and quality of thermoplastic polymer products
  • Market studies for polymer applications
  • Benchmarking of materials
  • 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 thermoplastic polymers.


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

  • Close contact to raw material producers, polymer suppliers and end users
  • Utilization and development of thermoplastic processing methods and new product solutions
  • Development and interpretation of thermoplastic products performance testing
  • Circular economy solutions for thermoplastic materials
  • 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 polymers or work experience related to polymer industry)
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in laboratory, processing or R&D environment


We value:

  • Knowledge of thermoplastic polymers
  • Processing methods for thermoplastic materials
  • For example, injection moulding, blow moulding, blown film, thermoforming, and compounding
  • Raw materials being used (polymers, preferably polyolefins)
  • Properties of thermoplastic polymers
  • Experience from the polymer industry
  • Experience with intellectual property
  • Proven project management skills
  • Fluent 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

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, polymer processing, thermoplastic, circular economy

Spørsmål om stillingen

Kim Hed, Team Leader R&D Polymer Processing & Applications ( Mob +4795175398) or Klaus Schöffel, VP R&D ( Mob +47 91342329)
Nina Aarvik
HR Sr. Consultant
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