LEAD RESEARCHER
SOS HR
Abu Dhabi, UAE
منذ 3 يوم
source : Akhtaboot

Job Description and Requirements

Description Key Performance Indicators Laboratory Testing

  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of work for projects while continually interpreting and aligning research program with key business goals and objectives.
  • Could perform, review and approve all technical analysis data entry to the system according to defined specifications.
  • Follows all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
  • Motivates, coaches and supports team members to ensure they have the capability to deliver research project objectives as per world class quality standards.
  • Coordinates and integrates the projects which are assigned to levels 2 and below in order to ensure the correct complete solutions are found and implemented.
  • Evaluates and interprets data from more than one area of expertise from APT and / or MAT, and reports results to project owners for use in the ongoing project.
  • Could technically approve reports on multiple applications independently, prepared by levels below.

  • Anticipates and solves unprecedented research problems, determines program objectives and develops standards and guides while providing key technical contributions with strategic / long term impact for the business.
  • Has excellent understanding of patenting process, claim writing, FTO evaluations and agreements. With some credit for publications, patents.
  • Is involved in technical consultancy (e.g., test method descriptions, new methods, etc) to IPR

  • Leads / explores new research techniques, and concepts which will enhance the product development and research processes in order to achieve Company's business objectives.
  • Steers, plans, provides guidelines and instructions, required for validation of test methods in the assigned areas, as conceived by levels below.
  • Weekly work plan

    Monthly SSG targets Laboratory Quality Management

  • Steers plans, and tasks required to performing technical evaluation of new equipment, assigned and prepared by levels below.
  • Defines and supervises inter-laboratory round-robins and proficiency testing programs within his area of expertise and possibly other areas from APT and / or MAT
  • Defines and supervises maintenance protocols, reference materials and tools required for verifications, calibrations and control checks within his / her area of expertise and possibly other areas from APT and / or MAT
  • Defines and supervises corrective and Preventive Action & Maintenance pertinent to his / her area and possibly other areas form APT and / or MAT.
  • Defines and supervises method calibration procedures in his assigned area and possibly other areas with APT and / or MAT;
  • defines and supervises necessary actions as well as follow-up in case of equipment malfunction or deviations. Might act as contact with External Equipment Suppliers, in case of malfunction and deviations.

  • Makes proposals for experimental approaches, test methodologies and equipment's. Evaluates feasibility of proposals, associated costs and prepares investment proposals as required.
  • Seeks approval from higher levels.

    equipment downtime Laboratory Safety

  • Complies with all safety and fire rules and regulations, including the use of protective clothing and equipment and ensures that all personnel working in his area comply with safety regulations.
  • Ensures application of good housekeeping in the laboratory, maintaining all related files and records.
  • Safety audits

    Number of incidents Other Accountabilities

  • Performs theoretical training of Laboratory Staff and other Research and Business Groups, covering more than one area of expertise.
  • He / she should act as a mentor to the levels below, coaching and identifying missing competencies, within APT and / or MAT.
  • Appropriate guidance on the plans required to develop and / or improve competencies should be given by this job holder.

  • Assumes a role model for levels below across all organization, in areas of instrument and area custodianship, housekeeping and HSE compliant behaviour.
  • Is deputy for higher levels and Lab Management (on at least 4 areas of expertise within APT and / or MAT)
  • Identifies, proposes and reviews required IDP plans for lower levels (as agreed with levels above). Committed to updating his / her relevant professional and supervisory skills via IDP.
  • Undertakes regular proactive contacts customers in project work and understands the current and future market requirements.
  • Represents Company's as an expert in certain area.

  • Submits, presents and reviews technical papers, involving multiscale characterisation, to various conferences, global / local research institutions / universities and scientific societies to support the optimisation of technology transfer to Company.
  • Can act as Chairperson on Conferences involving several fields of expertise.

  • Provides technical direction to lower levels team members and guidance in several areas of expertise (from APT and / or MAT) to assist in resolving problems.
  • Responsible for hand-on training and qualification of lower levels within more than one field of expertise.

  • Is internationally recognized individual in more than one area of expertise (from APT and / or MAT).
  • Has good understanding of business and market needs.
  • ISO 17025 requirements

    Minimum Requirements :

    Knowledge

  • PHD in Polymer Science & Technology or equivalent.
  • Excellent understanding of patenting process, claim writing, FTO evaluations and agreements. With some credit for publications, patents.
  • Significant knowledge on competitor and other external Research Institutes capabilities in what regards characterization methods within at least 2 different areas of expertise within APT and / or MAT.
  • Excellent general knowledge of polymer chemistry and physics. Very good knowledge of polymeric materials, application of plastics, processing technology, basic techniques of analytical chemistry, metrology and principles of laboratory quality.
  • Excellent knowledge of the process from polymers to products (wire & cable)
  • Excellent knowledge in polymer characterization used in wire & cable application.
  • In depth knowledge of research methodologies. Significant understanding of business and market needs.
  • Excellent understanding of Company's products and good understanding of competitor products.
  • Experience

  • 15 years of relevant research and laboratory experience
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, other languages desirable.
  • Demonstrates creativity, foresight, and mature judgments in conducting research programs, developing new technologies, and developing standards and methods for others to follow.
  • IT proficiency
  • Relevant research experience on a broader range of fields, including polymerization technologies, manufacturing / material conversion processes, material characterization (analytics & other relevant mechanical and end properties).
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