R&D Scientist (m/f/x)
with expertise in natural polymers
Start-Up, Full-time employment
Location: Buchholz in der Nordheide
(near Hamburg, Germany)
Do you want to help us solve the global plastic pollution? Are you an expert in product
development in the plastics industry and looking to use your skills to create positive
impact? Do you enjoy finding solutions for complex, new challenges? Are you interested
in helping to build an ambitious start-up from the very beginning? Then we are looking
85% of all plastics ever produced are still in landfills or swimming in our oceans. As they
are not compostable there, they lead to serious environmental and marine pollution.
Consumers, industry and politics are looking for solutions - we have one! We at traceless
materials have developed an innovative technology for the production of a novel,
advanced material from agricultural residues, which can substitute plastics in products
that often end up in nature. Our products are 100% bio-based, do not compete with food
production, are fully home compostable, have up to 87% lower CO2 emissions and are
competitive in quality and price. And this is where you come in!
As R&D Scientist, you will help us to further optimize and develop our traceless materials.
With your experience in polymer science with a focus in natural polymers, you help us to
make them applicable to a maximum array of applications to make the biggest possible
contribution to solve the global plastic pollution.
optimize our material properties while maintaining their unique, holistic sustainability
be responsible for customer projects for the develop of (food) packaging and single use products
work in a motivated, multidisciplinary team of engineers and chemists
perform experiments on a fundamental scientific level
perform the production of prototypes and the preparation of pilot tests in close collaboration with our technology and business development teams
You have a degree in polymer chemistry, material science or similar with an applied research mindset
You have a sound technical understanding of natural polymer structures, interactions, processing techniques and polymer compounds
You have at least 3 years of experience in the field of natural polymers research, design, and processing
You are also practically minded and do not shy away from getting your hands dirty
You have experience in managing projects independently and are not afraid of tricky challenges
You are a team player with an ability to communicate directly and to the point and would like to develop traceless together with us into a worldwide player on the sustainable plastic substitutes market
You have entrepreneurial spirit, are reliable and keen to work in a start-up - with everything that includes
You're down-to-earth, direct, with a sense of humor
traceless is a young company - with huge potential! At traceless you will work with
passionate experts who aim to bring the solution to the worldwide plastic problem to
market. You will have a high degree of autonomy in your role - but also a lot of
responsibility! You will help shape the growth of our start-up at first hand and gain a
diverse insight into all areas of the company.
If you are interested in becoming part of our team, send us your CV
to contact(at)traceless.eu and tell us in a video why you are the right person for our