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Type: Full-Time
Location: neenah, Wisconsin

Job Description:

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At Georgia-Pacific's Innovation Institute in Neenah, WI, we are committed to meeting our customers’ needs with solutions that involve great design, consistent quality, and demonstrated customer value. We are currently seeking a Research Scientist for Consumer Products’ R&D Fiber and Chemistry team in Neenah, WI. The Research Scientist will create value in a cross-functional role that supports development and implementation of new fiber sources and processes that lower cost and improve product performance while enhancing sustainability. The successful candidate will identify new, disruptive fiber technologies, conduct research to test hypotheses and improve decision making, protect new inventions, and gain alignment across the organization to move forward. We seek creative individuals who can work collaboratively as Principled Entrepreneurs™ to conceptualize and profitably translate ideas into reality.   

Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, consumer products, packaging, paper, and cellulose. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Seeking best knowledge from all available sources including effective experimentation.

  • Creating, protecting, and commercializing new fiber and chemistry Intellectual Property while staying current with industry competitive activity.

  • Advancing projects by influencing decision makers with sound economic thinking and scientific knowledge.

  • Being an excellent teammate: supporting the business vision, seeking mutual benefit in all interactions, remaining humble and sensitive, and building relationships.

  • Optimizing existing fiber production while looking for new opportunities.

  • Working effectively with all levels of the organization including scientists, business leaders, manufacturing leaders and operators.

  • Possessing effective written and oral communication skills.



What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Paper Science, Chemistry or Engineering

  • One (1) or more years’ experience in product development or pulp & paper manufacturing

  • Willing and able to travel 25% of the time, including weekends as business needs require


What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience and knowledge of kraft pulping and bleaching including impacts of process variables on final pulp attributes

  • Experience and knowledge of recovered fiber technology including impacts of process variables on final pulp attributes

  • Experience with alternative fiber sources and processes

  • Knowledge of tissuemaking processes to include impacts of fiber properties on product attributes

  • Demonstrated success in identifying and implementing transformational fiber and chemistry technologies

About the Neenah area

Our facility is Georgia-Pacific Innovation Institute® in Neenah, WI. Neenah is located in the heart of Northeast Wisconsin (also known as the Fox Valley) and is within driving distance to popular metro locations including Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, Madison, WI and Green Bay, WI.  The Fox Valley offers year-round recreation and attractions including 19 ski resorts with 100 miles, excellent shopping, and diversity in restaurants, music and nightlife.  For families and nature lovers, the Fox Valley boasts a wealth of parks & wildlife refuges, excellent school districts, and other family-based activities. The area also has attractions such as the Fox Valley Performing Arts Center in Appleton, EAA in Oshkosh, along with great fishing and boating on local lakes, rivers and within driving distance to Lake Michigan.  If you are sports fan, Lambeau field and Miller Park are within a short driving distance. Living in the Fox Valley provides the diversity and amenities of a larger city with a strong sense of community.  We welcome you to explore what the Fox Valley could offer you!

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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