Senior R&D Chemist

At Luxexcel we have developed and are now commercializing 3D print solutions for lenses and in this we are the only company in the world. We have operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States. We are on a path to open a new era in eyewear, delivering not just quality lenses but a new vision on smart eyewear.

Luxexcel is looking for a passionate polymer chemist researcher and developer. You will be dealing with advanced applied research with a clear focus in setting the basis the products of the future using and enhancing our unique technology in the context of a start-up, dynamic environment.

Are you enthusiastic about technology? Looking to break the barriers of existing state of the art and making possible what others consider impossible? Do you think you are an out of the box thinker yet persistent enough to convert ideas into reality? Then this job is for you.

Job description

The selected candidate will participate in the following activities

  • Taking the lead in applied research projects dealing with jettable monomers and subsequent polymerization: develop new ink in strong relation with process optimization
  • Managing the cooperation with research institutions, analytical laboratory and suppliers.
  • Leading the relationship with chemical third parties incorporated in the projects.
  • Incorporating into the company the know how acquired.
  • Designing and performing research experiments in our labs.
  • Support Validation team and Service team for chemistry related topics

Skills and profile

We search for an experienced Chemist / Chemical Engineer with the following skills

  • A university degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, optional a PhD
  • Mastering organic and macromolecular chemistry and analytics with specialization or strong knowledge in one of those area
    • thermo-mechanical properties of organic materials

    • Photo- or thermo- curing of organic resins

    • formulation of ink for inkjet

    • Chemistry of surface and interface

  • Experience of few years in an industry 
  • Autonomous and capable of creating tests and experiments on his/her own.
  • Able to manage the interaction with third parties (other companies, Universities and research centers, analytical external laboratory) collaborating in the project
  • Teamplayer with developed social skills
  • A combination of research oriented vocation with hands on, experimental orientation
  • Problem solving and goal driven mindset
  • Self-motivated person willing to incorporate into a creative environment
  • Original out of the box thinker yet persistent, practical and results oriented
  • Fluent in English to integrate an international team

Ancillary skills

We will take into account

  • Having a master’s degree , optional a PhD in related topics
  • Fluent in English.
  • International experience
  • Experience and/or affinity with a startup environment

Location

Principal location of work is Turnhout, Belgium

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