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R&D Group Leader Bio-polymers - Full Time - WinterthurSwitzerland


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.


Join our team within Chemtech division in Switzerland as R&D Group Leader Bio-polymers to help us take our renewable polymer solutions to the next level. 


In this role you will be accountable for:


  • Accountable for all R&D activities in the field bio-polymers and bio-monomers
  • Driving all R&D activities on the field of bio-polymers and bio-monomers and ensuring that short term and long-term goals are met
  • Prioritizing strategic development projects 
  • Build strong relationship with universities and other technical stakeholders 
  • Develop and maintain our IP portfolio in field of bioplastics 
  • Present at technical conferences and eventually write technical papers


To succeed in this role, you will need:


  • Strong technical background in bio-polymer production processes and chemistry
  • Resilience in developing new technologies
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Willingness to create an impact in our society


If you’re a chemical engineer, a chemist or a process engineer with proven expertise in (bio)-polymers and with experience leading a team of R&D chemists/engineers, take the next step and make the most of your enthusiasm, leadership, technical and communication skills.


Your benefits:

  • 25 days holidays
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site car parking
  • Access to a wide range of discounts on Everyday Shopping, Entertainment and Lifestyle
  • Long service awards


Location: We are based in Winterthur.


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


Have a question about the role? Reach out to Kitti Szekeres at 0041 52 262 31 53. We are looking forward to hearing from you!



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 – 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


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. www.sulzer.com


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