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Laboratory Research Engineer

  • Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
R&D - Basic Research

Job description

Job description

Casale SA is a leading firm that specializes in the design and implementation of innovative plants to produce green ammonia, ammonia, nitrates, phosphates, urea, methanol, melamine, and syngas.

With a strong commitment to sustainability and cutting-edge technology, we strive to deliver high-quality solutions to our clients globally. In this frame, the company is currently seeking a dynamic Laboratory Research to work with a passionate, detail-oriented, and international team on developing and maintaining our projects.
The position is within the Basic Research and reports to the Section Head.

The activity will be:

  • Manage chemical lab to ensure its safe and effective operation
  • to interact with R&D for planning the laboratory activities
  • Provides technical leadership and instruction to technical staff and/or student employees engaged in the execution of related research
  • to set up and lead R&D project on time and on budget to design laboratory experiments for mechanical tests, catalytic and non-catalytic reactions
  • Design build, test, install, and/or maintain technical, laboratory equipment and test units (including automation and control systems)
  • to perform, understand and develop chemical analyses and to develop new analytical methods and find solutions for performing and monitoring chemical reactions;
  • Execute complex mechanical and chemical laboratory experiments (including high pressure and high temperature)
  • Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art digital technologies, equipment, machinery and/or systems.
  • Develop quality standards, protocols and programs; monitors and maintains quality of laboratory including safety.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment inventories; specifies orders for supplies and equipment for the laboratory
  • To solve electronical and mechanical issues in the laboratory
  • data analysis of the results obtained from the laboratory tests
  • digitalize work conducted in the lab and data analysis
  • to write reports to be distributed to the R&D
  • Involvement with/management of/ external research collaborations e.g. partner companies, academic institutions and research centers

Job requirements

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Education: M.Sc. or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in managing lab team or R&D team that includes for instance workload planning, technical support, troubleshooting, delegation of tasks
  • Resilience to working under high workload
  • Communication skills and methodologies of sufficient communication with project stakeholders and members of R&D team
  • Being able to accommodate workload with high degree of flexibility
  • Experience in leading and executing R&D project or basic but practical skills of project management
  • Good work experience in a similar position and good competence in conducting laboratory research projects in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and/or multiphase non catalytic reactions at high pressure
  • Open and positive mind, eager to find new solutions and test innovations
  • Good ability to keep updated with laboratory technologies
  • Strong organizing skills and self-motivated and not being afraid of failure
  • Ability to interpret the requirements and propose and develop innovative solutions
  • Very fluent written and spoken English knowledge
  • An advantage is a good know how in labview, matlab, phyton and/or 3D technical cad

Casale offers unlimited contract and challenging work in a dynamic environment.