R&D Scientist


The R&D-department of Elkem Foundry Products is located in Kristiansand, and consists of a team of 5 persons. The R&D-department carries out product development on additives for the steel and cast iron industry.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Project management of short, medium and long term research projects
  • Responsible for technology and competitive activities monitoring on relevant products and processes
  • Responsible for defining, in agreement with the management, medium and long term research areas in order to help the division to be a technology leader now and in the future in accordance with the strategic targets of the division
  • Be updated on the latest advances in relevant research fields
  • Lead medium and long term research within the division
  • Responsible for defining the scope of research projects, internal and/or in cooperation with external partners as for examples universities and research institutes
  • Responsible for project planning, execution, and reporting, and making sure agreed budgets and timelines are followed for the assigned projects
  • Ensure that projects assigned are delivering high quality work
  • Highly contribute to the innovation process of the division and help the division to achieve its strategic goals

Qualifications required for the position:

  • PhD degree within metallurgy, material science, inorganic chemistry, material physics, thermodynamics or related field.
  • Project management education
  • Experience in cast iron or steel
  • Good R&D-project management skills
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Scientific rigor
  • Self-motivated, structured, creative
  • Team-player

The position is part of the R&D-team in Kristiansand, Elkem Foundry Products Division, and reports to the R&D-manager of Elkem Foundry Products Division

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County: Vest-Agder
Job type: Permanent
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Work Hours: Day
Application deadline: 03/04.2017
Start date: By appointment
Location: Kristiansand
Home page: http://www.elkem.com/en/Foundry/
HR-Manager Trudi Vågene, Mobile:  +47 91138522