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

Job ID 9391 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 an Industrial Chemist (Researcher) to join the Fluids (PerFluoroPolyEthers, PFPEs) R&D team.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
To act as a reference point and support on process-related topics between R&D and Fluids Technology Functions, Operations and Pilot plants

Comply with Solvay HSE Policy and laboratory practices.
Lead the development and execution of experimental activities aimed at 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.
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 Industrial Chemistry
Experience in synthetic chemistry/organic chemistry is a plus
Some experience in the scale-up of processes at the pilot scale is appreciated
Fluent English is mandatory

Knowledge of Industrial or Polymer Chemistry
Aptitude for both experimental work (lab activities) and project management  
Knowledge of organic chemistry and synthesis processes
Knowledge of the main analytical techniques
Knowledge of quality control methodologies and standards
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


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