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Radical Polymers - Fluids R&D, Chemist/Organic Chemist (Researcher)

Job ID 9390 Milano, Lombardy, Italy;
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. With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers and fluoropolymers.

Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy SpA with headquarter in Bollate (Milano) is looking for a Chemist/Organic Chemist (Researcher) to join the Fluids (PerFluoroPolyEthers, PFPEs) R&D team.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
Synthesis, purification, characterization and scale-up of differentiated, functional PFPEs.
Lead New Product Development (NPD) Projects.

Comply with Solvay HSE Policy and laboratory practices.
Lead the development and execution of experimental activities aimed at developing and scaling-up new products and processes.
Responsible for research activities/Projects/Programs and for the achievement of objectives.
Become an expert in the field of PFPE Chemistry and related processes.
Support our Business Line delivering innovative solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
React quickly to serve our customers.
Ensure knowledge and expertise are maintained, developed and exchanged within the team.
Follow scientific and technological developments and market evolutions within own domain of expertise, including competitors’ patents.
Contribute to patents filings and execution.
Close collaboration with both internal and external (academic) partners.

Education and Experience:
Master Degree/PhD in Chemistry/Organic Chemistry
Experience in synthetic chemistry/organic chemistry
Fluent English is mandatory

Knowledge of Organic Chemistry and/or Macromolecular Chemistry
Aptitude for both experimental work (lab activities) and project management  
Knowledge of the main analytical techniques
Strong motivation, spirit of collaboration and customer centricity
Good communication skills
Analytical thinking and innovation mindset
Strong technical and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal and team-working skills
Deep appreciation of health, environmental and safety

Additional Information
Radical Polymers R&D Organization
Technology and Application Platforms
Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Department
Pilot Plants, QC and Production
Customer Technical Development Organization


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