Senior Research Engineer: 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 storage applications, we develop cutting-edge graphene composites tailored to the needs of our industrial partners.

Graphmatech is growing and therefore we are now looking for a Senior Research Engineer in the field of polymer-graphene composites to join our team at our office in Uppsala.

Graphmatech is searching for an experienced Senior Research Engineer to also act as Research Area Manager within polymer-graphene composites. In this position, you would lead and manage the research area of polymer-graphene composites, updating and executing on a technology roadmap through hands-on activities. Additionally, you would manage projects, develop individuals within the polymer research team, and transition knowledge within the company.

To accomplish this, we expect you to have a background in polymer science, experience of working with polymer composites, strong insights into product development, and a willingness to combine theoretical knowledge with practical work efforts.

We expect you to have deep know-how in polymeric materials and polymer composites formulations development, design-of-experiments (DOEs), manufacturing technologies, testing protocols, and customers’ technical support. Continuous improvement, decision-making, and problem-solving as well as coordination with the other departments will take up a great part of your day.

So, if you want the opportunity to develop yourself in an international, entrepreneurial, and fast-moving environment and work with committed colleagues, please apply!


Responsibilities

• Develop polymer-graphene composites formulations and recipes (both masterbatches and compounds) for different application areas and manufacturing techniques.
• Manage and develop the company’s research area in polymer-graphene composites.
• Drive product development activities related to internal and external requests.
• Set, develop, and follow up the technology and product roadmaps in polymer-graphene composites.
• Planning and ensuring on-time and according to quality standards and budget delivery of projects.
• 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 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 structure 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 Ph.D. in polymer chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or similar with more than 5 years of industrial experience in polymeric materials.
• Excellent understanding of polymer composites, manufacturing, and characterization.
• Experience in reporting on key R&D metrics and budget follow-up.
• Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize your team’s work tasks.
• Strong interpersonal skills that fit a flexible small company environment.
• Good knowledge of MS Office.
• Fluent in English. Skills in Swedish or German are a plus.


It is an advantage if you have

• Previous managerial experience.
• Previous experience in taking new materials to the market.
• Previous experience with graphene and other carbon-based polymer composites.


Does this sound like you? Apply now!  

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


For any questions about the role please contact:  
Mamoun Taher, CEO/CTO
mamoun.taher@graphmatech.com  

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