Are you looking to make a real impact?

Senior Research Scientist / Team Lead

Deadline: 29.05.2024


A job where you make a difference.

A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger. Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

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Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.

Hydro Aluminium Metal is a leading supplier of extrusion ingots, sheet ingots, foundry alloys, wire rods and high-purity aluminum with a global production network of around 5,000 employees. With primary metal production facilities in Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Qatar, and recycling facilities throughout Europe and in the U.S., two-thirds of our primary aluminum production is based on renewable energy.

As a Senior Research Scientist /Team Lead you will work on developing new casthouse products and alloys, often in close collaboration with our operating plants and their end-customers. You will be part of the Research and Development team at Sunndalsøra constituting more than 25 highly competent, engaged and creative researchers. 

A key focus area on our R&D center is to develop Hydro’s new line of green aluminium products with unprecedented low carbon footprint, known as Hydro CIRCAL & REDUXA. Our work is essential for Hydro to reach strategic growth pillars with ambitious targets in use of post consumed scrap in our production of green aluminium products. Another key research area is to develop alloys tailormade for automotive applications, and a current focus is having solutions ready when the automotive industry transfer to electrical drivetrains accelerates globally. Integrated in our work is also the development and use of modelling tools for optimizing processes and alloys. In all our projects we work closely with our production units and sales organizations across the globe.

In our team you will get the opportunity to develop yourself through challenging tasks and exciting projects. You will join a creative working environment welcoming new ideas and be part of an international community at Sunndalsøra. 

Areas of responsibility

As part of the Research and Development team you will be engaged in a variety of tasks. Examples of potential tasks are:

  • Project management: Planning, executing and leading projects
  • Team leadership: Lead, engage and develop a team of research scientists
  • Development and testing of optimized or new alloys for various applications
  • Development, testing and verification of casthouse technologies 
  • Technical support to customers and participation in joint customer development projects 
  • Dialogue and cooperation with universities and institutes 
  • Participation in research council funded projects together with universities, institutes and industrial partners
  • Communication with stakeholders
  • Present R&D results through reports, webinars, publications, and presentations

Your qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD – preferably within Metallurgy, Material Sciences, Nano Technology, Physics, Applied Mathematics or similar
  • Experience from project management, and from working with industrial processes and product development
  • Experience with aluminium is an advantage
  • Fluency in English

Who are you?

We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a drive to develop new insights, products and processes – combined with the ability to see these through to implementation. To thrive in this role you also have good communication (written and oral) and cooperation skills.

Additional informationSome travelling, both domestic and internationally, will be expected in this role.

Health, environment and safety (HSE) is integrated into Hydro's daily operations. It is our responsibility to protect our employees' health and safety, and to contribute to sustainable development in the local environments where we operate. We are therefore looking for employees who will contribute positively to this, through healthy and conscious HSE attitudes and actions.

Submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and achievements. Please enclose all relevant transcripts with your application (academic records/diplomas, certificates etc.). Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check.

Apply by: May 29, 2024

If you have any questions, please contact: 

  • Hiring manager: Ole Daaland, Head of R&D Projects, Mobile: +47 90995491
  • Recruiter: Siri Randen, Mobile: +47 94821618

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