Research And Development Scientist


In the position of R&D Scientist you main responsibilities include the following tasks :

• Project Management:
o Monitor the progress of the project as from its outset until its market introduction (stage gate).
o Communication with the project sponsor and conduct of the project towards the project sponsor.
o Prepare and defend decisions with regard to the ‘go – no go’ by the management team.
o Manage projects in line with quality, budget and timing.
• Manage Research and Development projects in order to develop new products, to improve or adapt existing products and technologies for material development with regard to passive fire protection and temperature insulation:
o Definition of the problem and scope, drawing up the project scheme and sponsoring file.
o Consultation of research partners at universities, suppliers of raw materials, external labs and customers. 
o Definition and setting up fire testing, subsequently evaluation of the test results.
o Development of scale products, extrapolation of formulations on lab scale to specifically product-oriented processes.
o Searching of new raw material with the purpose of improving the product performance or reduction of production costs.
o Reporting
• Job related study and information:
o Literature search for R&D projects in the field of fire protection and thermal insulation.
o Budget proposals and status reporting.


• You have a Civil Engineering degree or PhD degree in material sciences
• You have a proven record in leading and managing projects with 3 years of working experience.
• Experience in fire protection is an additional asset.
• You can negotiate with internal and external parties and you have knowledge of budgets and financial controls.
• You are critical, research minded and action oriented.
• You have good analytical and communication skills which enables you to present complex information to various internal audiences.
• You are fluent in English and Dutch. A good understanding of French is a plus.

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