Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Research Engineer Fibers and Composite Materials, PhD (m/f)

Vacancy: Research Engineer Fibers and Composite Materials, PhD (M/F)
Company: leading multinational company in Belgium (its name will be disclosed upon your request).
Department: R&D department.
Reporting to/hierarchy: Deputy Manager.

Function details: This person will work in the R&D department and will be responsible for research & development in the field of fiber-cement materials with emphasis on fibers development and composite design. He/she will help enhance the strong market position through a continuous search for new sustainable products with superior performances. He/she will support the company�s operational performance by improving the manufacturing processes and by developing new, cost effective product formulations.

Expectations for this role include:
Develop fundamental knowledge of fiber cement products and composites.
Apply and leverage technical skills for fiber cement production processes and products.
Become a recognized specialist in the field of synthetic and natural fibers for fiber cement composites.
Work independently within a project team in a result oriented and innovative environment.
Develop project leader skills in a multicultural environment (internal/external team members).
Eye and talent for �resources� and �vision�.

Education and qualifications:
PhD in materials engineering, chemical & polymer science or equivalent combination of education & research experience.
Strong interest in fibers and composite materials.
A (first) professional experience in research management is a plus.
Publications and/or practical use of his/her previous research results are a plus.
Familiar with MS Office Programs.

Personality and mentality:
Team worker and sharing knowledge.
Integer, honest, loyal and open minded for a multicultural environment.
Innovative and creative person with vision.
High intellectual potential with management capabilities.
Very good communication skills (internal and external contacts).
Analytical mind and able to synthesize.
Respectful and trustworthy.
Young (spirit), dynamic and enthusiast.
Conscientious and accurate.
Project leader skills (coaching/leading in matrix).
Long term vision both for him/herself in and for the company � sense of continuity.

Fluent in English (oral and in writing).
Basic knowledge of Dutch, French, & German is desired.
Willingness to learn the local language (Dutch).

After initial training period, 10 to 20 % (global) traveling (scientific seminars, suppliers, etc...).

Job specificities:
Permanent employment.
Location: Kapelle o/d Bos (near Mechelen), Belgium.
Starting date: September � October 2007 (or ASAP).

Good financial conditions and extra-legal benefits.
Help for visa and working license can be discussed.
Housing and moving facilities and help for house hunting can be discussed.
Company car.

Available education/training:
Possibilities for further education and training.

Career opportunities:
This person is supposed to grow into the function of head of the department in the long term (10 � 15 years).

You match the requested criteria for min. 80%?
Then send your CV in English to:
mentioning reference: BE-22JUN2007

Special Benefits Include:

* Will sponsor visa if not US citizen


* No Telecommuting - must work all hours on-site



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