The Lead R&D Associate should be a recognized researcher in their field. Their main mission will be to promote RD&I activities and recognition within the group and unit by acquiring funding, managing large RD&I projects and maintaining / further developing their profile in the relevant scientific and technological communities.
As they will integrate into a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) that is strongly project and team oriented, the researcher should be comfortable securing funding and managing a sustainable project portfolio ranging from fundamental to industrial / application-oriented research.
The researcher is expected to pursue projects focusing primarily on sustainable polymeric materials, fibers and their composites, their synthesis, modification and processing / forming into final parts, as well as relevant structural, rheological and functional characterization tasks and proof-of-concept demonstrations of the real-world / industrial applications of such materials.
In this context, the researcher will lead the definition, and manage as PI, national and international RD&I projects of high complexity as well as multiannual and / or multidisciplinary RD&I projects.
They will additionally lead and promote the dissemination, valorization and transfer of RD&I results (patents, licenses, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences) and publish scientific results in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
Such efforts should be performed in strong collaboration with other members of the group, the unit and the department and will contribute to the development of Research & Technology activities in LIST.
Moreover, they will actively contribute to the development of scientific and technological cooperation networks at the national and international level.
The researcher should have an outstanding academic background and a very strong record of accomplishments as far as publications, patents and project management are concerned.
Significant experience with application-oriented research is a requirement, including collaboration(s) with industry and transfer of RD&I results to public and / or private partners.
Experience organizing and / or participating in multilateral research consortia (such as EU projects) would be an additional asset.
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