Innovation Application Scientist
Your main responsibility as Application Scientist will be to investigate new innovative materials and find unique applications by connecting physical/chemical characteristics of polymers with performance in the end use.
You will appeal to your knowledge of typical characterization techniques including DSC, DMTA, GPC, FTIR, NMR. Besides your experience in processes such as compounding, extrussion, injection molding, knowledge of 3Dprinting is highly desirable.
You will actively contribute to ideation and development of intellectual property, make recommendations for additional technology investments. Also it is within your responsibilities to identify gaps and solve problems between internal capabilities and new product’s requirements.
You will develop, nurture and utilize a network of technical experts from current and potential markets, customer bases and suppliers as well as technical experts from universities and technical institutes to identify emerging issues and technologies.
To maintain a high level of knowledge and awareness of regulatory standards and regulations is important. Therefore you will gather technical intelligence by reading published literature, patents and press releases and attending conferences and tradeshows.
Actively cooperate and communicate with all internal functions and resources, particularly R&D, Business Development, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Engineering in order to leverage internal synergies is necessary.
You will conduct specification and feasibility analysis on new products.
-Master or Ph.D. degree in Polymer Science Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
-Experience in Polymer Processing and Characterization.
-Experience in a product development role with creative problem solving techniques such as TRIZ/KT is desirable.
-Good Dutch and English oral and written communication skills.
-Creative and curious
-Thinker and Doer/Hands-On
-Independent worker and teamplayer
-Able to prioritize
You will be working in an international company with a dynamic atmosphere in a strong, growing team. Developping yourself will be encouraged by offering various trainings. You will get an indefinite contract with multiple fringe benefits and a competitive salary.