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Position in Industry - Research Scientist Computational Modelling

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Currently we, Huntsman (Europe) BVBA, are looking for a Research
Scientist Computational Modelling at our Everberg offices close to Brussels,

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of
differentiated chemicals.  Its operating
companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including
chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and
coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent,
personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.  Originally known for pioneering innovations
in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals,
Huntsman today has more than 11,000 employees and operates from multiple
locations worldwide.  The Company had 2010
revenues of $9.2 billion.


The purpose of the global Polyurethanes CoreScience team is
to support market growth and new business opportunities, through development
and invention of science in the area of computational physics, multi phase
chemistry, advanced polymer and surface sciences. The Computational Modeller
will play a leading role within the Computational Physics group in the
CoreScience team and will be a crucial member of a dynamic multi-cultural,
global and innovation-driven research team which applies the very latest know-how
and techniques in computational physics, materials science and advanced
material characterisation. The role offers substantial scope to develop
international relationships internally and externally in order to add value to
the organisation.

Principal Accountabilities

       Design and execute research programs

       Identify and evaluate innovative
opportunities to develop new and smart materials

       Collaborate with universities and
commercial knowledge providers

       Contribute to the short and medium term
technical support of the Strategic Marketing Units and business development

       Document research results and
conclusions in presentations and technical reports

       Critical evaluation of relevant patent
applications and scientific publications



       PhD (or equivalent) in physics or
material science with preferrably some relevant experience in any of the
following areas: understanding of fundamental phenomena in polymer physics,
polymers and composites, rheology, kinetics, non-linear viscoelasticity,
acoustics and modern advanced material characterization

     Experience in mathematical programming
(FEA, Finite Elements Analysis and CFD, Computational Fluid Dynamics) is an

       Initiative taker with scientific

       Excellent project management skills

       Innovative teamplayer with good
communication and networking skills

       Excellent IT and programming skills

       Proficient in English; knowledge of one
or more other European language(s) is an asset

If you are interested in this career opportunity and would
like to shape our and your future, we are looking forward to receiving your
application.  Please submit your resume
with regard to Belinda Buysse.  Email:

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