Senior Research Engineer/Scientist: Polymer- Graphene composites

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Graphmatech is a Swedish materials technology start-up company on a mission to transform materials technology for a better, more sustainable world. With a focus on polymer, metals, and materials for energy additives, we develop cutting-edge graphene composites tailored to the needs of our industrial partners. 

Graphmatech is searching for a Senior Research Engineer/Scientist polymer-graphene composites to join our team at our office in Uppsala. In this position you will drive and execute on R&D projects as well as support Production and Sales & Marketing with polymer-knowledge within graphene composite formulation and process techniques.  

To accomplish this, we expect you to have a background in polymer science, experience of working with polymer composites, strong insight in product development and capability to combine theoretical knowledge with practical work efforts. You should have deep know-how in polymeric materials and polymer composites formulations development, design-of-experiments (DOEs) and polymer process technologies. Preferably you also have experience from setting test protocols and providing customer technical support. Project management, lab work and problem-solving together with R&D and other departments will take up a great part of your day. 

 
Take the opportunity to join an international, entrepreneurial, and fast-moving environment and work with committed colleagues! 

Responsibilities

  • Develop polymer-graphene composites formulations and recipes (both master batches and compounds) for different application areas and manufacturing techniques.   
  • Drive research and product development projects with both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Plan and ensure delivery on-time of projects with high quality  
  • Support production to improve existing and set up new processes for extrusion of masterbatches 
  • Support customers to implement polymer-graphene composites in large scale polymer processing techniques, e.g., blow molding and rotational molding. 
  • Set up a polymer research lab for Research and Development projects and quality control 
  • Contribute to the set-up of technology and product roadmaps in polymer-graphene composites 
  • Develop the Company IP portfolio in polymer-graphene composites 

Requirements 

As a person, you are driven, committed and take great responsibility for your work tasks and ensure a delivery with good results. You are a very structured and collaborative person that can help us grow and develop our polymer-graphene composites team (as well as the company). You see the use of being a good communicator both in your group and within the company. 

Proven organizational skills with the ability to work towards deadlines, prioritize and work efficiently on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment as well as structured concerning project management and documentation.  

Hands-on personality and ability to work with a wide range of operative tasks including budgets and cross departmental activities and projects. Have a positive mindset and constructive/proactive way when dealing with tasks. 

We expect you to have: 

  • MSc. degree or PhD in polymer chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or similar with preferably more than 3 years of industrial experience in polymeric materials. 
  • Excellent understanding of polymer composites, main processing techniques, and characterization. 
  • Large experience from project management  
  • Experience in reporting on key R&D metrics 
  • Strong interpersonal skills that fit a flexible small company environment.  
  • Good knowledge in MS Office  
  • Fluent in English. Skills in Swedish or German is an advantage 

It is also an advantage if you have: 

  • Previous experience with graphene and other carbon-based fillers 
  • Previous experience in taking new materials to the market  

Does this sound like you? Apply now!   

Email your CV together with a cover letter in English to [email protected]   

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Contact: Cecilia Århammar

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