R&D Manager- Defoamer

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Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Shanghai, SH, 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

- Manage, design and implement innovation projects in silicone industrial emulsion & defoamer.
- Develop defoamer and silicone emulsion products on market demand.
- Assist production team in scale up the related products transferred from other regions.
- Support business and analytical team for the trouble shooting and complaint cases.
- Build up product evaluation method in lab.
- Explore and maintain cooperation with related external academic institutes.
- Drive innovation by proposing new ideas and preparing project proposals.
- Take certain responsibility in related patent, scientific literature and regulation scanning and analysis.
- Meet and comply with the regulations concerning safety, health and environment.


Qualifications Required

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

- Solid theoretical knowledge, extensive R&D and application experience in additives or chemicals
- With silicone application knowledge is preferred
- With DoE capability is preferred
- Good English written and spoken capability
- Soft skills: Open-minded, pro-active and communicational personality.

- Master with at least 5-7 experience years or PHD with at least 0-2 years of R&D work experience in chemical or materials industry
- Have experience in silicone is preferred
- 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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