Senior Scientist
Michelman
Windhof, Luxembourg
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Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with sales and marketing to develop actionable problem statements based both on trends in the market and on latent customer needs
  • Lead in the development of new materials and processes which will enable Michelman to develop novel application-centric solutions for Digital Printing customers, and more specifically for Liquid Electrophotographic (LEP) Electroinks
  • Design new (and sometimes complex) product development experiments to be conducted at the lab scale either by you or by others
  • Build significant expertise in coatings application methods and performance tests which will enable the development of new product concepts
  • Partner with global engineering / manufacturing teams to ensure efficient and effective scale-up of product prototypes of interest to the business / market
  • Establish relationships with suppliers, customers / prospects, and industry organizations which allow for sharing Michelman insights to strengthen technical / market leadership positions
  • Represent Michelman technologies and solutions at key conferences, as needed
  • Partner with sales and marketing to develop actionable problem statements based both on trends in the market and on latent customer needs
  • Lead in the development of new materials and processes which will enable Michelman to develop novel application-centric solutions for Digital Printing customers, and more specifically for Liquid Electrophotographic (LEP) Electroinks
  • Design new (and sometimes complex) product development experiments to be conducted at the lab scale either by you or by others
  • Build significant expertise in coatings application methods and performance tests which will enable the development of new product concepts
  • Partner with global engineering / manufacturing teams to ensure efficient and effective scale-up of product prototypes of interest to the business / market
  • Establish relationships with suppliers, customers / prospects, and industry organizations which allow for sharing Michelman insights to strengthen technical / market leadership positions
  • Represent Michelman technologies and solutions at key conferences, as needed
  • Develop new product prototypes by iteratively preparing lab scale batches for evaluation and then testing them against market-relevant success criteria / controls
  • Develop a basic understanding of chemistries, technologies, and applications of importance to other Michelman business groups to identify potential product translations
  • Develop a basic understanding of the regulatory environment as it impacts Michelman raw materials and products and communicate those requirements both internally and externally
  • Document thoroughly and accurately all experiments, analyses, and testing results
  • Develop new product prototypes by iteratively preparing lab scale batches for evaluation and then testing them against market-relevant success criteria / controls
  • Develop a basic understanding of chemistries, technologies, and applications of importance to other Michelman business groups to identify potential product translations
  • Develop a basic understanding of the regulatory environment as it impacts Michelman raw materials and products and communicate those requirements both internally and externally
  • Document thoroughly and accurately all experiments, analyses, and testing results
  • Ensure timely delivery of project-related information / results to company partners
  • Plan, initiate, and execute projects using the Michelman project management process
  • Provide reports (written and verbal) on technical results / conclusions to business and technology leadership
  • Build an effective collaboration with the global technical team to enable a culture of idea exchange and knowledge transfer
  • Multiply your individual expertise by drafting effective and easily-understood user guidelines for Michelman’s products both as application ready solutions and as additives to be formulated with other materials
  • Provide technical leadership for customer trials
  • Provide training to ensure that both colleagues and customers remain up-to-date on relevant product, application, and market issues
  • Provide guidance / coaching to other associates in the Digital Printing technology organization
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Critical Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical and observation skills
  • Extensive experience developing waterborne products, additives, and / or formulations for Digital Printing applications and demonstrating their value in downstream end-uses
  • Demonstrated track record of innovation, technology scouting, and / or process / product prototyping is highly desirable
  • Deep understanding of the range of substrates to be coated in Digital Printing applications and the methods used to apply coatings to them
  • Experience having led projects within a stage-gate project management framework including the development of project charters and subsequent reports required for communicating with key stakeholders
  • Agility / flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities and to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to develop / assess new-to-the-organization materials / processes as needed to address technical challenges and train others (as needed) in their effective use
  • Understanding of the steps required in order to effectively transition laboratory materials / processes to a manufacturing environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer / Materials Science, or related field and at least ten (10) years of relevant experience.
  • Advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of five years of industrial experience with a proven track record of developing waterborne products, additives, and / or formulations for Digital Printing applications
  • Other

  • Able to travel by car or plane to visit customers when needed
  • Role may on occasion require long periods of standing and / or an extended work schedule
  • Role may require heavy lifting from time to time (as much as 50 lbs. to waist level)
  • Role will demand appropriate use of PPE - including safety shoes
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