Title:  R&D Polymer Engineer

Position:   R&D Polymer Engineer

Location:   Lat Krabang, Bangkok, THAILAND


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The Research & Development Department of Bangkok continues to increase its capabilities to accelerate the development of technologies that will help our Group to secure its leading position in the optical world. By combining polymer and mechanical knowledge, R&D BKK is aiming to develop its thermoset casting expertise and answer multiple needs in upstream research fields.

The main mission of the R&D Polymer Engineer is to bring knowledge and expertise in the field of polymerization and most specifically in photopolymerization. These technologies to be developped are keys for the future of thermoset.


Context and Main Challenges

The R&D Polymer engineer will be in charge of conducting experiments in order to fulfill projects requirements. By using his/her expertise in the polymerization field, he/she will be able to deliver techno bricks necessary to bring key projects to success.


Role & Responsibility

  • Build and convey a vision to steer expertise, execute corresponding roadmap.
  • Promote and reinforce expertise among the team.
  • Spark an innovation mindset to generate concepts relevant to the group's needs and strategy.
  • Follow-up and support R&D programs & activities within the team.
  • Follow-up department's budget (resource, OPEX, CAPEX).
  • Lead external collaborations, ensure appropriate legal & IP framework are setup with support from relevant departments.
  • Guarantee full EHS compliance with relevant regulations & policies.
  • Ensure your department operates in full confirmity with R&D policies & procedures.
  • Ensure ESSILOR Principles & Values implementation.



       •     Master’s degree or higher in polymer chemistry,  photopolymerization, material sciences and related fields with 1-2  years experience.

  • Strong Knowledge in photopolymer science, oligomer  & urethane chemistry.
  • Knowledge in thermo-mechanical properties (theoretical and experimental), material characterization, analytical skill, and scientific search (internet, patents, articles).
  • Data analysis skills using instrument software, Excel, minitab, etc and good reporting skill (technical reports and presentation)
  • Solid skills in problem solving methodology and tools
  • Work as a team in a multi-disciplinary and international research group
  • Good English communication.