Offre d'emploi

Senior Product Development Scientist

Thann, France


Niveau d'études :

de Bac + 8 ou plus au minimum à Bac + 8 ou plus au maximum

Expérience :

de Expérimenté (6-10 ans) au minimum à Expert (> 10 ans) au maximum

Contrat :


Description du poste

Our Client, Tronox Holdings plc is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality titanium products, including titanium dioxide pigment, specialty-grade titanium dioxide products and high-purity titanium chemicals; and zircon. 

They mine titanium-bearing mineral sands and operate upgrading facilities that produce high-grade titanium feedstock materials, pig iron and other minerals. With nearly 7,000 employees across six continents, their rich diversity, unmatched vertical integration model, and unparalleled operational and technical expertise across the value chain, position Tronox as the preeminent titanium dioxide producer in the world.

Science me Up has been mandated by Tronox for this recruitment as a Scientific Recruiting Company.


As a Senior Product Development Scientist you will provide technical expertise in support of our Specialty Chemicals and Materials R&D initiative and programs.  Your focus will be on ensuring the on-going success of the business and maintaining a safe working environment. You will be responsible for: 
  • Driving the execution of the R&D strategy of the Specialty Chemicals Tronox business  Developing new formulations and recipes of specialty TiO2 products for various applications 
  • Developing a deep understanding of our processes to ensure the highest quality of manufactured products. 
  • Actively participating in the process of development of new products including the early stages of development, scale-up, industrialization, and technology implementation when required. 
  • Playing a key role as a representative of R&D in cross functional teams (R&D, Marketing, process team, manufacturing) in specific projects. 
  • Preparing reports and oral presentations and presenting results to peers, senior leaders as well as customers when appropriate 
  • Supervising and mentoring of Technicians running standard routine testing and ensuring quality results, ensuring all test procedures are conducted in compliance with all relevant safety, health,and environment regulations. 
  • Evaluating and driving external collaborations with potential partners 
  • Ensuring the technology survey and literature search in application areas of nanoparticle and specialty TiO2 products 
  • Evaluating techniques and equipments suitable for product development and customer qualification.  You will apply and justify modifications to bring up improvements in productivity and in data generation. 

Profil recherché

A PhD degree in Chemistry or related discipline. 
  • 10 years of experience in positions with increased responsibility 
  • A deep knowledge in the synthesis and in the applications of TiO2 or similar inorganic materials 
  • A familiarity with the development of specialty inorganic materials, or alternatively knowledge and experience of one or more of the following: o colloidal chemistry and the deposition of inorganic and organic coatings on colloidal particles o Metal oxide synthesis and processing. o Hydrothermal synthesis processes 
  • A good knowledge of the latest materials in relevant market such as electronics, energy storage or catalysis applications, testing and analytical techniques with an understanding of inorganic material characterization techniques. 
  • An Innovative approach with regard to introducing new concepts and methods to work processes. 
  • A good knowledge of health and safety procedures generally in relation to laboratory and plant chemical operations and a sense of how regulatory rules impact work functions. 
  • The ability to work equally well as part of a team or independently and also to lead a team to the completion of a task.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, written and verbally in English 
  • French communication skills will be a plus.
  • Takeoff date: to be communicate
  • Rocket launch site: Thann (68) – France
  • Other informations : Tronox offers a competitive salary, group insurances with pension scheme and health insurance. 
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À propos du recruteur

Gautier Lavigne

I joined Science me Up in January 2019 after 5 years of expatriation as a geologist. My past experiences have allowed me to develop an expertise on high-level scientific and technical profiles as well as on commercial issues. Innovation's spirit is the gold nugget of our past and future generations. "Every great scientific progress is born from a new audacity of imagination" - John Dewey

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