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R&D Project Leader Hydrometallurgy

Belgium, Olen

Group R&D

Research & Development

Job description

For its Group Research & Development located in Olen (Belgium), Umicore is currently looking for a
 

R&D Project Leader Hydrometallurgy
 

We are looking for a Project Leader with background or interest in hydrometallurgical processes. You take the responsibility of research projects, broadens your expertise and make it available within other R&D projects. You push boundaries by acquiring knowledge on new technologies and applying this knowledge to generate ideas for new developments. Moreover, you maintain your internal network and share expertise with colleagues.

Responsibilities

  • Your main responsibility is the development and optimization of hydrometallurgical processes
  • You continue to develop your own, as well as the group’s, expertise in this field
  • You take responsibility over de projects you have been entrusted with and lead their implementation
  • You are accountable for the results, timing and budget in the area of your responsibility
  • You take responsibility for environmental, health and safety aspects of your team
  • You interact with internal and external customers and stakeholders

Profile

  • You hold a PhD in chemical engineering or a PhD in Chemistry.
  • You are driven by scientific and technological challenges
  • You are fluent in English; Dutch is your mother tongue or you are prepared to master it rapidly. Knowledge of French and / or German and / or other languages are clear assets
  • You are prepared to accomplish occasionally short missions abroad
  • You are result-oriented and your passion for your work proves infectious; as such, you succeed in convincing other people to apply the results of research and development work
  • Teamwork and open communication are very important to you
  • You have a curious nature meaning that you like exploring and learning new things
  • You are open minded towards new ideas and concepts
  • You stimulate your own and others’ creativity and innovation

Offer

Umicore promotes continuous learning for all its employees and foresees the adequate training and education in order to guarantee a fast and comfortable integration. On top of competitive working conditions, Umicore's wide range of activities provides an excellent platform for growth and job rotation.

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