R&D Manager

Belgium, Olen
Rechargeable Battery Materials
Research & Development

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About our Rechargeable Battery Materials (RBM)

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

 

You will be responsible for managing R&D projects and supervising a direct report.

Specifically, this will include:

  • Responsible of knowledge management: literature, patent, internal data mining and market intelligence digestion.
  • Development of cathode (product and process) competences within the RBM organization
  • Development of advanced characterization and evaluation method
  • Follow-up and support of external collaborations related to high Ni cathode, especially in Europe
  • Adjust at all times the projects, the priorities and the resources within the team with the BU priorities

Who we are looking for

  • PhD. in Chemistry or electrochemistry
  • Experience : PhD thesis experience (for PhD graduates) or experience in project management in the relevant competence domain cathode material, process technology, battery technology…)
  • Science & technology skills requirement : High
  • Languages: sufficient English level to communicate within the world-wide Umicore organization

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our technologies can make the world better connected, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?

      

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