23 days ago

Senior Scientist Research and Development

Omya (Schweiz) AG

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Senior Scientist Research and Development

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals ? mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite ? and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 180 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees.

We are looking for a

Senior Scientist Research and Development

Job main responsibilities

We are looking for a scientist having excellent knowledge in surface science. In the focus is the manufacture of functional surfaces and layers, in most cases including mineral particles from Omya's research.?
The practical applications of these functional layers cover a broad spectrum of industries from paper manufacture, printing and packaging, construction materials, paints, coatings and life sciences . ?
The job environment is a multi disciplinary team of scientists with the purpose to run research projects following the directives from the R&D management and the business segments. The team has the task to understand in a fundamental way the function of particles, to develop new ideas and concepts "out of the box" and to support projects which move over to the business segments.

Candidate profile requirements

  • Education in science, preferable PhD?
  • Profound knowledge and several years of experience in the field surface chemistry, specially related to contact angle, imbibition, adsorption, diffusion,?superhydrophobicity, barrier properties of films and layered substrates, coating and printing processes?
  • An interest in the diverse application fields i.e. paper, packaging, agriculture, building materials etc. ?
  • Fluent in English and German?
  • Presentation and communication skills, excellent team player?
  • PC competence



Omya (Schweiz) AG, Daniel Bolliger, Baslerstrasse 42, 4665 Oftringen, Switzerland
Mail: jobs.ch@omya.com

Daniel Bolliger