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R&D Proces Development Manager Hydrometallurgy

Belgium, Olen

Group R&D

Research & Development

Job description


  • Your main responsibility is the development and optimization of hydrometallurgical processes and technologies such as up scaling.
  • You continue to develop your own, as well as the group’s, expertise in this field
  • You take responsibility over the projects you have been entrusted with and lead their implementation
  • You take responsibility for health and safety aspects of your team
  • You are accountable for the results, timing and budget in the area of your responsibility
  • You interact with internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • You work close together with the colleagues in operations, plant engineers,…


  • You hold a PhD degree in chemical engineering
  •  you are driven by scientific and technological challenges
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch or you are prepared to master it rapidly
  • Knowledge of French and / or German and / or other languages are clear assets
  • You are prepared to accomplish occasionally short missions abroad
  • You are result-oriented and your passion for your work proves infectious; as such, you succeed in convincing other people to apply the results of research and development work
  • Teamwork and open communication are very important to you
  • You have a curious nature meaning that you like exploring and learning new things
  • You are open minded towards new ideas and concepts
  • You stimulate your own and others’ creativity and innovation



Umicore promotes continuous learning for all its employees and foresees the adequate training and education in order to guarantee a fast and comfortable integration. On top of competitive working conditions, Umicore's wide range of activities provides an excellent platform for growth and job rotation.

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