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Associate Scientist Electrocatalysis (m/f/d)


Hanau, DE

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About Umicore


Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About Corporate Research & Development (CRD)


Driving progress through research. Providing material solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges and anticipating the needs of our customers requires a high level of investment in research. Umicore’s Group Research capabilities focus on new materials and processes to address the megatrends of resource scarcity and clean mobility. The nature of research and development means that we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.


What you will be doing


As Associate Scientist Electrocatalysis (m/f/d) you support the development and foster innovation in the context of a core competence subdomain within CRD. Your main responsibilities will be:


  • Lead (participate in) catalyst development projects in the area of PEM and AEM electrolyzer
  • Build and maintain the knowledge base within Umicore
  • Deepen scientific understanding through experimentation and modelling
  • Spread relevant information, insights and foresights
  • Provide scientific content to research proposals as basis for new CRD projects and programs
  • Accelerate research activities with expertise and competence subdomain to offer at all times the most appropriate support in speeding up innovation


Who we are looking for


  • Master’s degree in electrochemistry, phD and / or post-Doc is a plus
  • Specialized on electrocatalysis
  • Experience in the Hydrogen / PEM / Fuel Cells environment (university, institute, company) is a plus
  • Experience with Fuel Cells, PEM/AEM Electrolysis Catalysts, solid state material development
  • Understand IP mechanics, funding, R&D contracting and confidentiality matters
  • English skills is a must, Dutch and / or German is a plus
  • Mobility – Olen and Hanau (later on based in Hanau)


What we offer


We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


If my research can help tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


We look forward to receiving your application!


Please send your application to:

Umicore AG & Co. KG | Mr. Erik Steinbrecher | HR Hanau

Rodenbacher Chaussee 4 | 63457 Hanau-Wolfgang


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