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Digital Lab Transformation Agent

Job ID RES001078 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium;
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Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. The Research & Innovation Function (R&I) leads Solvay into new growth territories with breakthrough innovation to generate new products, applications and processes in the field of sustainable chemistry. It partners with the GBUs to deliver more value and leverages the Group’s capabilities to improve competitiveness and create new business opportunities for Solvay and its customers.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

Implementation of digital solutions and development of digital awareness in an R&I center like Solvay Brussels requires a Digital Lab Transformation Agent, responsible for the development of Digital Technologies. He/she will help operationally the different R&I labs to integrate digital tools and practices to simplify administrative burden, accelerate delivery and increase capabilities of researchers in the core business

Main goals :

  • Responsible and accountable for the deployment of local digital solutions for the R&I center : data lab software, data management tools + data analytics techniques in the labs. This will be done in strong coordination with Corporate R&I Digital Team (Lab, Dat Mining, Data Analytics).
  • Responsible for the development and the animation of a digital innovation culture in the R&I center and people’s mindset
  • Liaise all digital champions of other entities (GBUs, BSAs) on Solvay Campus and within BSA R&I to share best practices and replicate winning technologies developed elsewhere
  • Be the focal point of interactions with IT experts (internal or external)
  • Monitors progresses and new developments of digital tools for innovation  inside (others digital labs) or outside Solvay (scientific information (articles), congresses and symposiums, startups, …)

Education and Experience

Demonstrated experience in digital technologies applicable for lab activities (automation, data acquisition systems, high throughput, robotics, lab software…)

Skills

  • Knowledge of data science, data management, computer sciences, electronics  is a clear plus
  • Ability to understand the needs and propose creative solutions. Collaboration and achievement drive (“hands on” mindset). Reliability and autonomy.
  • Analytical thinking, strong problem solving skills. Not afraid of changes
  • Good team player and “can-do” attitude. Good communication skills

Fluency in English and French is required





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