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Research Scientist

Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide.  With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.

INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies.  INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 milliontonnes.  See and  for more details.

Main role purpose:

The post holder develops, leads and implements PVC additive project targets in line with the INEOS Performance Chemicals business requirements and as directed by the PVC Additives R&D Manager. This post involves project management and R&D technical responsibility.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Act in accordance and show leadership with the INEOS 20 SHE Principles, IGGN compliance and Asset Care.
  • Act as the single point of accountability and expert in new additive development projects in line with market requirements.
  • Support, answer and resolve technical problems from customers (mostly through the Technical Product Support group), including the development of relevant laboratory and pilot data.
  • Give expert technical support on existing analytical techniques.
  • Develop and support new laboratory experimental techniques; design and carry-out organic synthesis.

Key skills & experience:

  • PhD in chemistry.  
  • 3 years minimum experience in R&D.
  • Experience in organic, polymer and analytical chemistry preferred.
  • Sensitivity to SHE issues.
  • Autonomous; problem solver.
  • Team builder.
  • Fluent in English and French.
  • Primarily a laboratory focused role, but willingness to travel are important.

INOVYN is a company of INEOS.  INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 34 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 183 sites in 26 countries throughout the world.

This is a direct Company recruitment.  We will not accept applications via employment agencies

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