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Technology Development Researcher


Cheonan UMK, KR

Business Unit:  Rechargeable Battery Materials

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About R&D

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

The Technology Development Team Researcher will conduct lab scale experiment to screen different elements for cathode doping and coating
1.    Raw material screening
-    Work with supervisor on sample preparation, characterization & data analysis.
-    Communication in/outside of team regarding method and procedure (ART, PD, GPM, BRD, ROP, OI...)
-    Continuous improvement on method, work flow, method, and working environment.
-    Responsible for the reporting and data interpretation. 
2.    Product and process design with raw material selection
-    Apply know-how from raw material screening
-    Demonstrate the best way of raw material introduction into cathode.
3.    System management
-    MSA, PEM, EHS, 5S, ISP, KPI

Who we are looking for

-    Master degree in chemistry, physics or material science with 0~2 years of experience in related field. 
-    Good knowledge for equipment and machine procedures
-    Good knowledge for analytics, analytical process
-    Good reporting and communication skill in English
-    Good knowledge of software
-    Open communication
-    Technical curiosity
-    Structured mind, logical reasoning
-    Continuous self-improvement

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 our battery materials can boost the range of e-cars, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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