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Head of R&D PV Physics Application (m/f)

Your responsibility is to ensure the team delivers new, customized printing formulations for organic photovoltaic applications. The focus is to create formulations meeting a variety of customers' needs in the industrial printing environment. You will be working closely with our R&D teams in the physics and chemistry fields as well as production scale-up to develop ink formulations. For early learnings, these will initially be tested on our internal printing platform before being released to our customers. Your collaborative spirit will cement joint experiments with key customers, and bring forward the development of new formulations.

You will build on your technical expertise and manage a talented, multi-disciplinary & distributed team of people. You and your team will provide technical customer support functions. You will be in close interaction with our key customers worldwide in a market gaining traction right now.

In this key role, you will directly report to the global head of R&D photovoltaics and support him in setting & executing the OPV R&D strategy as well as in ensuring all activities are within the agreed budget. You show a genuine interest in the commercialization of OPV technology with the ability to lead your team to generate innovative solutions.

  • Higher degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or alike
  • Experience in leading a multinational team and international collaborations
  • Availability for international travel required (max 25 %)

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Merck KGaA
Chilworth (near Southampton) [UK]

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