R&D Manager - Full Time - Bozeman (MT)United States


At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.


Sulzer GTC is a global licensor for process technologies and mass transfer solutions. Offering innovative, custom solutions, for the refining, chemical, petrochemical and gas processing industries. Refining, petrochemical and chemical companies around the world rely on Sulzer GTC's advanced technology to optimize production capacity and efficiency, reducing operating cost and minimizing environmental impact.


Join our Research and Development team in Bozeman to help manage and contribute to the development of proprietary processes for Sulzer GTC. 


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Directing and coordinating the laboratory's research and development activities for products, processes, and services.
  • Organizing and managing execution of studies and testing to verify technologies.
  • Managing R&D aspects from idea generation through project execution, product launch, and product life cycle.
  • Collaborating closely with the process engineering department and other R&D teams around the globe.
  • Contributing to the strategic development of the R&D organization.
  • Development and implementation of safety procedures.


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Education / Experience: Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, preferably with Doctorate and 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience performing research management roles (i.e., lab supervisor, lab manager, principal researcher, or equivalent experience).
  • Project management experience with proven track record of taking products from idea to launch and successful completion of complex projects.
  • Technical skills / Know-How: Deep understanding of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering concepts, unit operations, mass transfer, heat transfer, thermodynamics and kinetics. Solid Chemistry background and basic knowledge of analytical methods used for various analytical instruments including GC, GC/MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, UV-vis and auto-titrator.
  • High level of ability to work independently upon several high priority workflows with efficient communication of progress and results; ability to define problems and path forward to possible solutions, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions; ability to connect the experimental results with the business relevance of the project. Thrives in an international/multi-cultural and multifunctional team. Performs well on a constant level also under high pressure. Great people management, proven leadership skills and excellent communication skills.


Your benefits: 

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability
  • 401K with company match
  • Retirement security contributions
  • Identity theft
  • Critical illness and accident
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program


Location: We are based in Bozeman (MT). This is a great place to live because, it is known for its vibrant downtown, historic neighborhoods, and active outdoor culture. With Big Sky Resort, Birdger Bowl, and Yellowstone National Park all just a short drive away, Bozeman serves as a gateway to outdoor activities. When you're ready for a more urban experience, explore Bozeman's vibrant arts and cultural scene, which includes everything from major street festivals to museums to symphonies and theatres. 


No visa or work permit support can be provided for this role.


Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

83% of our employees recommend Sulzer as a good place to work and we are proud to be recognized as a Top Employer 2022 in Switzerland. So come and join our story, starting today!

About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com

As one of the awarded World’s Best Employers, we are proud to be among the Top 25 engineering companies worldwide and rank nr. 8 in Switzerland. Our position reflects our commitment to create a work environment where everyone is empowered to make a real impact.


The Chemtech division is the global market leader in innovative mass transfer, static mixing and polymer solutions for petrochemicals, refining and LNG. Chemtech is also leading the way in ecological solutions such as biopolymers as well as textile and plastic recycling, contributing to a circular economy. Our product offering ranges from technology licensing to process components all the way to complete separation process plants. Customer support ranges from engineering and field services to tray and packing installation, tower maintenance, welding and plant turnaround projects – ensuring minimal downtime.


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