Team Lead (m/w/d) Material Synthesis & Production Transfer

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Hanau, HE, DE, 63450

Company: Heraeus

Team Lead (m/w/d) Material Synthesis & Production Transfer
Location Hanau
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


The following challenges await you:

  • You will be responsible for the development and characterization of materials for use in PEM fuel cells (PEM FC) and electrolyzers (PEM EL). This also includes the design, development and verification of suitable reactor technologies for the production of materials for PEM FC & PEM EL.
  • The transfer of laboratory syntheses to production processes as well as the identification of material requirements, ink properties and electrode prerequisites for application-oriented material development are also part of your tasks.
  • You will independently evaluate and present your work results and, if necessary, integrate them into the internal and external projects you have planned, also in a global environment.
  • Furthermore, you will be involved in the implementation of analytical methods for characterization and quality testing.
  • You will also be the central contact for the Global Business Unit Heraeus Precious Metals regarding questions on catalyst materials and catalytic reactions and lead the laboratory team.


Your profile:

  • Successfully completed studies in natural sciences or engineering, ideally with PhD as well as several years of experience in the field of research & development with first leadership experience
  • Good knowledge in the field of precious metal chemistry and its catalysis as well as in inorganic chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Basic knowledge in the field of hydrogen electrochemistry, water electrolysis, fuel cells, as well as their components (CCM, Membrane Electrode Assembleys (MEA), BPP, Flow Field, especially in carbon chemistry and other carbon properties
  • Experience in synthesis and process planning, manufacturing / reactor processes, and physical characterization methods
  • Experience in project, portfolio and quality management
  • Very good English and MS Office skills
  • Willingness to travel