(CEN) ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY RESEARCHER

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Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Brügg B. Biel, BE, CH, 2555

Company: CEMEX

Job Description

Coordinate and Execute the R&D activities and projects by conducing all the relevant and required laboratory work towards the development of new bio-based chemicals technologies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Carry out research in the field of environmental chemistry with the following scope: expand activities related to the development and industrialization of new bio-based chemicals considering the environmental impact assessment and raw material availability.
  • Propose research plans for the development of new bio-based polymers and construction chemicals for cementitious materials based on the state-of-the-art literature and technical and economic feasibility
  • Prepare samples and formulations, perform laboratory experiments, record and interpret the data
  • Evaluate the performance of the newly developed bio-based chemicals in cementitious materials
  • 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
  • Optimize and scale up the synthesis, supporting the industrialization of the 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
  • Establishing a new domain of research.
  • Expedient adaptation to changes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD’s degree (Chemistry Engineering, Materials Engineering, Organic or Polymer Chemistry, or related areas)
  • 5+ years previous experience in R&D environment
  • Excellent background in bio-based polymers/chemicals synthesis and sustainability assessment
  • Knowledge of design of experiment techniques and statistical analysis is a clear advantage
  • Experience with testing methods of chemicals in cementitious systems is a plus
  • 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.