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3D Printing Project & Lab Manager

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Shanghai Xinzhuang, CN

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 155119
 

3D Printing Project & Lab Manager

 

Location: China : Shanghai Xinzhuang

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Business Line: High Performance Polymers

 

What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead an innovative technical team and run a state-of-the-art photopolymer 3D printing lab for supporting I2P (idea-to-profit) processes & projects, and interfacing with customers to enable successful product launch and commercialization together with a global, cross-functional team.
  • Execute R&D projects in the area of Additive Manufacturing for Industrial application. You will work as a team to build up Additive Manufacturing projects with focus on high performance liquid resin. You will have the chance to innovate, develop, formulate, and design new polymer-based material to create breakthrough additive manufacturing for industrial application.  
  • You will have the chance to inject creativity and curiosity to develop the problem- solving solution. You will have the opportunity to develop your own idea and project that you would like to realize.
  • Opportunity to learn and develop your knowhow and skillset related to Evonik competencies. You will have the possibility to directly discuss and learn from Evonik experts with various function and background. You will also have the chance to implement various Evonik knowhow and technologies into your project.
  • Drive the project and together with the team identify pathway to realize it into a commercialization outcome.
  • Work in a global & diverse team that is also eager to coach and mentor you throughout your journey.
  • Expand your professional network by working together with our external collaboration partners (research institutes, industry partners, customers, universities).
  • Learn about Evonik culture. Opportunity to get a first-hand experience of working in our newly established Asia Research Hub as well as the chance to work with Evonik global R&D networks.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master or PhD degree in Chemistry, Polymer, Material Engineering or related science 
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in polymer area; specifically with technical project experience related to polymer design, polymer formulation, fine-tuning polymer properties for thermoset/photopolymer resin formulations. Knowledge and experience for Photopolymer 3D printing and material R&D are an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge in polymerization & organic chemistry.  Particularly in the field of polymerization synthesis, photopolymerization, polymerization process optimization and chemical functionalization of monomer/polymer. Ability to “connect-the-dots” between polymer properties, polymerization process, synthesis pathway and end-application.
  • Technical competency and hand-on experience in one or more of the following is highly desired: organic dispersions, pigments/colorants, organic formulations/formulating additives, dispersing/mixing equipment. Work experience in the following industries is highly desirable: UV curable inks/resins, organic paint/coating industry, and thermoset resin industry.
  • Expert/experienced material science/engineer with broad knowledge in finetuning material properties to meet the targeted feature/performance.
  • The position requires laboratory technical skills, in particular synthesis and formulation of monomer, oligomer, polymer, resin. Knowledge and hand-on experience with various instrumentations such as tensile tester, DSC, DMA, TGA, GPC, UV-Vis, IR, titrator, mechanical mixers, FTIR, NMR, are desirable. 
  • Proven project management and project execution skills, with the ability to drive customer adoption of new technologies and existing products. 
  • Self-driving & self-motivating, initiate & drive projects/ideas independently.
  • Comfortable to deal with high uncertainty & ambiguity. Not afraid to take a risk & willing to learn from failure.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic entrepreneur spirit.
  • Collaborative team player, being able to be a team leader as well as team player. Take a leadership/coordination role on projects, especially those initiated by his/herself.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Excellent language skill in English is essential and knowledge of basic German is advantageous.
  • Operation experience of photopolymer 3D printers and proficiency with 3D CAD/CAM software are a plus. Familiarity with other chemistry related software (Scifinder, Chemdraw ) is a plus 
  • Proficiency with MS office (specifically with Excel, PowerPoint, Word) is a must
 

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.

VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 155119

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