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R&D Manager - Defoamer

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Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.

At our site in Shanghai, we are currently looking for a(n) R&D Manager - Defoamer.

Job Responsibilities    
1.    Lead and be responsible of the "Defoamer platform" in GC region 
2.    Manage, design and implement innovation projects in defoamer and other silicone industrial emulsion. 
3.    Develop defoamer and silicone emulsion products on market demand
4.    Assist production team in scale up the related products transferred from other regions 
5.    Support business and analytical team for the trouble shooting and complaint cases
6.    Build up product evaluation method in lab
7.    Explore and maintain cooperation with related external academic institutes 
8.    Drive innovation by proposing new ideas and preparing project proposals
9.    Take certain responsibility in related patent, scientific literature and regulation scanning and analysis
10.  Meet and comply with the regulations concerning safety, health and environment

Qualifications Required    

   1. Master or PHD in chemistry, polymer, colloid science or related majors 


1.    Solid theoretical knowledge, extensive R&D and application experience in additives or chemicals
2.    Strong technology background in any fields of defoamer, textile, coating. 
3.    With silicone application knowledge is preferred 
4.    With DoE capability is preferred
5.    Good English written and spoken capability
6.    Soft skills: Open-minded, pro-active and communicational personality.


1.    Master with at least 7 experience years or PHD with at least 2 years of R&D work experience in chemical or materials industry
2.    Have experience in silicone is preferred
3.    With project management experiment is compulsory


Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer. We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. That is why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.


Be part of a family. Across all nations.


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com/careers
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