Noora Nylanden 19.01.2021 3 min

Open position: Laboratory Analyst (EXPIRED)

Are you looking for an exciting job with excellent opportunities to develop yourself in the inspiring environment of a fast-growing start-up? Sulapac is a company on a mission to save the world from plastic waste and we are now looking for a Laboratory Analyst to join our passionate team of professionals. This is a great opportunity for a soon-to-be or recently graduated M.Sc. or engineer, who wants to gain experience in biomaterials.

Job description 

Your key responsibility is to conduct and report basic laboratory analysis such as:
Material stability in climate chamber/ovens
Mechanical testing
Compatibility testing with different cosmetics
Compostability testing 

Your responsibilities will also include sending samples to external partners and assist in R&D work in general. 

The employment is full-time, and temporary until 15.8.2021. Working hours and other details are negotiable. 


What we believe makes a strong candidate 

We are looking for close to or a freshly graduated university student with major in chemistry, polymer chemistry, material science, biomaterials, plastics or another relevant field. You may also apply with a bachelor level degree in chemical engineering, laboratory analytics or other relevant field. 

Successful candidate has strong interest in working towards a more sustainable world and is not afraid of hands-on work. You are well organized, social, and self-initiative employee, with hard-working and positive attitude. Good problem-solving skills alongside with willingness to take action independently are necessary to thrive in this position. 

You are fluent in English, since that is our official documentation language. Finnish is appreciated, but not mandatory. You should not have fragrance hypersensitivity or similar condition, as the work includes testing conducted with perfumes. We appreciate desire to self-improve and we will support your development towards a biomaterial professional. 


Why join Sulapac 

At Sulapac you will be part of a great team determined to change the world. You have a network of chemistry and engineering professionals to support your success. Results driven culture and pioneer spirit will make sure you are never bored, and you get to focus on things that really matter. Our values are sustainability, creativity, and integrity, which are demonstrated for example in our product claims. They are based on scientific evidence and transparent validation process. You are encouraged to develop yourself and your expertise and will have a great opportunity to experience the dynamic start-up environment. You will always know your work has a bigger purpose: to accelerate the plastic-waste free future. 


Company introduction 

Sulapac innovates sustainable materials to replace conventional plastics – materials that mimic the beauty, functionality, and circularity of nature. Sulapac was founded in 2016 by two biochemists Dr. Suvi Haimi and Dr. Laura Tirkkonen-Rajasalo, with the mission to save the world from plastic waste. Combining our patented material innovation with exceptional technical support and marketing knowhow, we aim to become the new standard for sustainable materials. Sulapac has won several international awards and been selected twice among Europe’s 100 hottest start-ups by Wired UK magazine. Our materials have been adopted by customers in various industries around the world. Our partners and investors include global players such as Chanel, Stora Enso and Sky Ocean Ventures. Sulapac is based in Helsinki, Finland and employs around 30 people. 

To find out more about our company and innovation, visit 


How to apply and contacts 

Send your application, CV and record of credits in English or Finnish by latest on the 8th of February 2021 to with the topic Laboratory Analyst. 

If you’d like to discuss the position, CTO Panu Hendolin, Innovation Chemist Joona Kontinen and/or Laboratory Analyst Veronica Koverola are available via email, Linkedin or mobile (+358 40 758 1994) (+358 45 650 2216) (+358 50320 9115) 

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