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Project Leader - Material Sciences

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Tokyo

Страна: Japan

Essential qualification – must have

  • Strong background in material chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, green process chemistry and chemical engineering
  • PhD with minimum of 5 years of professional experiences; industrialization of invented technology or equivalent experience is essential (prove of transformation is appreciated: patents, market use…)
  • Strong networking skills; being able to establish good relationship with external experts and internal colleagues with different functions
  • Project management and leadership skill
  • Ability to work effectively and influence others in a diverse and dynamic work environment
  • Fluent in English, native in Japanese
  • Multi-cultural experiences (ex. living outside of Japan for more than several years)

Preferred qualification – nice to have

  • Management experience (more than 3 years) would be highly appreciated
  • Background / knowledge of Data Science, Computer Simulation, or Materials Informatics
  • High ability to detect new/emerging technologies and to connect those technologies with future business.

Ideal personal attributes

  • Open minded; willing to learn totally new things, outside of current expertise.
  • Outgoing scientists with strong convictions and motivation to be shared with other scientists within our company
  • Entrepreneurship; willing to transform disruptive innovation to real products


  • To propose and deliver innovative solutions answering to strong and important consumer needs; to make proposals with insuring the technical and scientific relevancy; to evaluate and test the technology; to analyze the results and decide the next steps further; to write scientific reports
  • Management of multiple collaborations projects; to develop a detailed project plan; to lead a cross functional team; to monitor and track progress; to manage resources and budget
  • Interaction with both internal and external experts, assure alignment with internal strategies
  • Scouting new technologies in Japan in the field of Materials Science

  • Lead and manage projects for feasibility study and proof of concept; transform them into later stage project.
  • Scouting new seeds and PIs; starting new collaboration project aligned with internal strategy
  • Facilitation and coordination of collaborative activities in joint research center with National Institute (Project Status Update, Project Review, Gate Meeting, Steering Committee Meeting, etc.)