Production Development Scientist
- Experience Level
- Experienced (non-manager)
As a scientist you want to apply your creativity. You enjoy hands-on developing new products and being involved in the entire process of bringing products to the marketplace. Together with that you are looking for like-minded people with whom you can share your insights and learnings. If you feel you fit the profile, we cordially invite you to apply.
About the role:
In this dynamic environment you, as R&D scientist, will use your innovative and out of the box thinking to adapt and improve existing processes and develop novel technologies for the polymer coating of fertilizers. You will be directly involved in virtually all the stages of the development, from the manufacturing of prototypes in the lab to the scale up and design of the full commercial scale process, including in-house trials but also with third parties. Our R&D department is responsible for leading research initiatives and propose new approaches for which you will use your strong chemistry skills, not afraid to get your hands dirty, to be able to be the driving force that makes things happen.
- Participate in one or more projects around novel coatings for fertilizers,
- Help to drive the projects forward to achieve goals within budget and time,
- Plan, lead and execute experiments in the lab and scale up to pilot and full-scale trials,
- Collaborate with supply-chain and all involved parties for the scale-up of different processes.
We are looking for someone with at least a master’s degree in organic chemistry or polymer chemistry. We prefer someone who already has some experience in monomer synthesis and analysis techniques (FTIR, NMR, GPC, DSC etc). You feel comfortable in presenting your results in business reviews. You master the English language fluently.
What we offer:
We offer a challenging fulltime role in a dynamic environment where you will be developing the new products and processes that will make the strong growth ambitions of ICL become true. We always strive to be the best and encourage everyone who works with us to excel. We also embrace diversity, give people the latitude to express themselves and value differing opinions. You will be part of the R&D Biodegradable Coatings group in Heerlen (The Netherlands) which is part of the global ICL Specialty Fertilizers R&D, with possible assignments to different locations worldwide.
ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a global leader in plant nutrition. We leverage state-of-the-art precision nutrition and technologies to ensure maximum growth. But ICL Specialty Fertilizers also understands that growth must never come at the expense of the environment.
That’s why our mantra is: grow more and better with less. We make this possible by offering a range of specialty products that includes innovative technologies such as controlled and slow release fertilizers and a leading range of solubles for the specialty agricultural market. In the ornamental and turf & amenity market we complete our offer with plant protection products and growth enhancers.
Our commitment to a greener world spans the globe. We serve all the world’s green markets through our ornamental horticulture, specialty agriculture and turf & amenity divisions. And that makes us unique. But our people make us extraordinary. Every day and around the world, our experts in the field work with end users to optimise plant nutrition and provide advice, know-how and expertise on location. This combination of world-class technology and a down-to-earth personal touch are the seeds of ICL Specialty Fertilizers’ success.
For more information about this position you can contact Ron Out, R&D Manager Biodegradable Coatings, via firstname.lastname@example.org or Jaap van den Broek, Talent Acquisition Specialist, via email@example.com.
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