Material Scientist in Life Sciences and Animal Feed applications

Job location:
Toulouse, France
Created moment:
March 28, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08089

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Material Scientist in Life Sciences and Animal Feed applications

Job Summary


  • SAFETY : Contribute directly and in a proactive way vis à vis colleagues and her/himself  to S&T Laboratory safety
  • Responsible for the S&T projects execution and the development of the necessary technologies and products related to the market (NBO, new applications, new services and technical support using laboratory resourcing) :
    - Is accountable from a Technology standpoint for an efficient use of resources to deliver at the expected performance & cost timely technology solutions
    - Coordinate with her/his Peers to allocate technical team pool resources matching deadline on her/his projects and in coherence with overall priorities of the segment
    - Responsible for nurturing IMERYS relationships and growing our intimacy with customers
    - Ensures tight coordination with  relevant Operations, Product Management, Process, Commercial and Business teams as well as Technical Services
    - Look for and lead the relationship with external R&D resources when capabilities is not available internally
  • Report in a timely manner progress to peers and management (monthly activity, research activity progress, Accolade…)
  • Contribute to lab/pilot assets acquisition, implementation, technical acceptance and maintenance
  • Propose and draft documents (invention report, patent…) to protect our intellectual property
  • Contribute to the specification datasheet content definition and  to product launch kit elaboration (under the lead of product management/marketing teams)
  • Draft scientific / technical articles to grow our visibility through communication in professional magazines
  • Keep his/her awareness on technologies/products evolution (OEM’s technologies, new  , competitors’ product…) that can have an impact / interaction with Imerys solutions for FLS segment… and disseminate across our community


Leadership Behaviour
  • Demonstrated capability to deliver results in a challenging environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Provide clear instructions to technical team and make sure those instructions are understood 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work in a transversal environment
    Ability to perform in a convincing way presentation to an internal audience and at exhibitions/conferences
    Transparency, Reliable results, Sharp & Clear written and spoken communication
    Ability to propose solutions and Material  deliver in a timely manner
Key scientific / technical competencies
Very strong quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Product development process from idea to technical support during customer implementation (commercialization)
  • Good Laboratory Practice acumen and intimate with key project management rules
  • Knowledge of Animal Feed industry and  Minerals would be a plus
Ideal background/ experience
  • PhD or Master in Animal Feed or Life Sciences applications
    3+ years of work experience in R&D
  • Work in an international environment is a plus
  • Fluent English written, spoken… second EU language appreciated (German, Italian, French)

Other requirements:

  • Availability for business trips in Europe (20-30%).
Typical profile
  • Material Scientist/ Researcher with a natural customer oriented mindset

Position Type

Full time



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