Solvay R&I researcher (Energy) in Île, France

R&I researcher (Energy)

Propose, run & deliver innovation projects in the field of Energy market to contribute to the strategy of the Special Chem GBU.

Vacancy description

As a specialty business and Group growth engine, Special Chem GBU is seeking to deliver innovation in its core markets.

In this context it is critical that the R&I function of the GBU confirms and develops further its capability to generate & deliver projects in the field of Batteries and Energy efficiency.

RICParis R&I team is a contributor of the growth strategy in Batteries & Energy market segments, preparing long term innovation in the field of inorganic materials, in shared programs with Corporate R&I.

The team will work in close alignement with Devlopment & Technology Innovation teams located in our plants in France, USA, China and Japan, as well with other key functions of the GBU (business, industrial), and the Group (Corporate R&I).

In his domain (Energy)

  • Secure the projects running from ideation to development phase, ensuring close collaboration with Corporate R&I teams, efficient delivery of his work(timing & content) and preparing the transfer to process teams.

  • Drive the research activity of the project he/she is directly involved (operational role)

  • leverage internal or external expertise to reach his/her objectives (Open innovation)

  • Monitor patent screening & landscape in his domain in collaboration with Competitive Intelligence manager

  • Drive the development of insight on technical customer needs as well as insight on what in our products control performance and value at customers

  • Drive the development of fast screening methods on key product features making performance & value at customers

HSE management & compliance with local and GBU rules

Quality & KPI management at lab level in line with local and GBU rules

People management, inclusive collaborators performance assessment and people development

Deliver existing Opportunities & Projects in the scope of Energy cluster (ex : batteries)

Oragnisation :

Supervisor: R&I Energy cluster manager

Subordinates: No

Peers: R&I researchers / scientists


  • PhD in Chemistry or Materials

  • Previous experience in specialty inorganic materials synthesis and significant basics in solid state physics

  • Knowledge in the field of batteries and/or electrochemistry

  • Knowledge in the field of optical materials

  • Knowledge in optical properties and/or electrochemistry

  • Good communication skills with all levels of management in an international team-based environment

  • English fluent

  • French fluent


Title: R&I researcher (Energy)

Location: France-Île-de-France-Aubervilliers

Requisition ID: GBU003948

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