R&D Expert and Product Developer with background in polymer chemistry

START-UP, HAMBURG, FULL-TIME
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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 for you!

 

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 Product Developer, you will help us to further optimize and develop our traceless materials. With your experience in polymer chemistry, 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. You

 

  • help us gain an even deeper understanding of our materials on a molecular level to understand their optimization potential

  • identify opportunities to optimize our material properties through changes in processing, additives and compounding while maintaining their unique, holistic sustainability

  • lead the production of prototypes and the preparation of pilot tests in close collaboration with our technology and business development teams

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • You have a degree in polymer chemistry, material science or similar

  • You have a sound technical understanding of (bio)polymer structures, interactions, processing techniques and polymer compounds

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in the field of (bio)polymer 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
     

 

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • You are a team player 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@traceless.eu and tell us (as text, video, audio...) why you are the right person for our team!

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