Head of R&D

September 14, 2021

Pryme is looking for a Head of R&D who will be a core member of the organization, reporting directly to the Head of Business Development & Strategy.

The company

Pryme – Cleantech is an innovative cleantech company focused on converting plastic waste into valuable products through low-carbon chemical recycling on an industrial scale. Globally, less than 20% of plastic produced gets recycled. Pryme seeks to contribute to a meaningful solution to the global plastic waste problem by enabling the circularity of plastic. We convert plastic waste into valuable petrochemical products using a proven pyrolysis process that is enhanced with proprietary characteristics and has a low carbon footprint.

Our first plant in Rotterdam will start production in 2022. Once it is operational, we will begin an ambitious roll-out process in Europe and globally to realize the enormous potential of our technology through a combination of owned-operated plants, joint ventures with strategic partners and technology licensing.

Today, we are looking for a Head of R&D who will be a core member of the organization, reporting directly to the Head of Business development & Strategy.

Are you triggered by the idea of joining an innovative start-up, listed on the Euronext Growth Oslo stock exchange, with a clear ambition to grow its footprint in the coming years by building multiple plastic waste conversion plants in Europe and beyond? Then please read further below.

Main responsibilities of the role

  • Together with the team you will create a technology development roadmap and research strategy. As the tech watcher you will keep a close eye on current and future tech trends and incorporate them in your research where you deem fit.

  • You supervise and implement the research strategy to support our technology development.

  • To support our research objectives, you will build and effectively manage the pilot plant at the university of Ghent which will guide the plant in Rotterdam and future plants in Europe. This will serve multiple purposes:
    • Characterization of waste plastic stock

    • Define the relationship with pyrolysis oil quality output

    • Optimize output by adaption of processing conditions and addition of catalysts

  • You are the soundboard, knowledge center and problem solver for the current and future engineering teams of the plant(s).

  • You participate in industry-wide conferences to support our reputation as a technology leader and build a relevant network within your industry ecosystem.

  • You submit project proposals at EU and regional level in order to obtain grants, supporting our research objectives.

The profile we are looking for

  • Chemical engineer

  • PhD is considered a plus

  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant R&D experience within a (petro)-chemical context

  • Knowledge of downstream (petro)chemical processes is desired

  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus

  • Previous experience with developing a pilot plant is considered a plus, as you will be building a pilot plant in collaboration with the University of Ghent (to support the plant in Rotterdam)

  • Excellent communication skills, being able to deal with a variety of multi-disciplinary stakeholders

  • Impeccable problem solving skills and ability to think out of the box

What do we offer

  • A competitive salary package including a company car, insurances, meal vouchers, representation allowance,…

  • The chance to join an ambitious start-up with concrete scale-up plans in the near future

  • You will be part of a team that will be the beating heart of the future organization. This will create career opportunities for yourself as the company grows.

  • The chance to join a company surrounded by ambitious individuals looking to make a tangible contribution to a sustainable future

  • A result-driven company culture with the necessary amount of flexibility including homeworking

Apply now via email