(CEN) CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS AND COATINGS RESEARCHER

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Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: Brügg B. Biel, BE, CH, 2555

Company: CEMEX

Job Description

Coordinate and Execute the Construction Chemicals Global R&D activities and projects by conducing all the relevant and required laboratory work towards the development of new coatings technology.

Main Responsibilities

  • Propose research plans for the development of new polyurethane and epoxy-based coatings based on state-of-the-art literature and from internal and external experiences
  • Prepare samples and formulations, perform laboratory experiments, record and interpret the data
  • Compile and present technical reports in defined format, suggest next steps and new experiments or characterization techniques
  • Support the raw material sourcing and evaluation of new raw materials considering Cemex Global operation and guidelines
  • Support the industrialization of newly developed products and solutions
  • Participate and support joint projects with other R&D Areas (construction products, cement products)
  • Support the laboratories activities and organization related to construction chemicals/admixtures management and handling, following Cemex health and safety rules.  

Position Challenges

  • Working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, keeping up and switch between different tasks and projects, communicate with other areas
  • Expedient to adapting to changes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree (Chemistry Engineering, Materials Engineering, Organic or Polymer Chemistry, or related areas)
  • 5+ years previous experience in chemistry or coatings R&D environment
  • Technical knowledge in coatings and construction chemicals, norms and standards and testing expertise in this field is required
  • Experience in polyurethane and epoxy synthesis (other polymeric systems is a plus)
  • Knowledge in corrosion and electrochemical techniques is a clear advantage
  • Ability to work in teams and in various project simultaneously
  • Team-player, self-motivated, hardworking individual
  • Good communication and writing skills in English. Other language skills are a plus;

Internal/External Relations

INTERNAL: Researchers, local managers and project leaders, external peers in CEMEX operation.

 

EXTERNAL:

  • Raw material suppliers, providers for analytical tools and machines
  • Research centers, universities, 3rd parties

CEMEX Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At CEMEX, we recognize the diversity of the world in which we live and in which we do business. We respect diversity, we address the inclusion and non-discrimination of any talented person, regardless of gender, physical ability, age, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy / maternity / paternity and nationality. We promote a culture of equity for the construction of a sustainable business and the well-being and development of CEMEX employees.