Our client is looking to strengthen its teams by hiring a Head of Unit (m/f) with a relevant scientific background to manage a team of +/-25 people.


The candidate is responsible for the overall management, coordination and performance of the activities of the team that includes the following:

  • Propose a strategic plan and a road map at short, mid and long term,
  • Define relevant KPIs for the teams,
  • Represent and promote the team projects externally in line with the Department’s communication strategy
  • Be accountable for the administrative and financial follow-up of the projects of the unit
  • Continue to build his/her scientific and technological expertise

The research activity of the role can cover the following topics (non exhaustive list):

  • Mathematical and numerical modelling of composite materials, structures and technological processes;
  • Mechanical testing of composites in collaboration with the Testing Platform;
  • Novel design concepts and advanced manufacturing technologies in collaboration with the Composites Platform;
  • Chemistry of interface and interphase of fibre-based composite materials;
  • Smart structures.


  • Holder of a PhD Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Sciences or related field of Engineering Sciences,
  • Excellent command of English and French,
  • Sound knowledge of both the industrial and academic world of composite materials and extensive experience in building relationships with industries and in the advocacy of institutional interests;
  • At least 15 years of relevant professional experience in team leadership and project management within a competitive academic or industrial R&D environment;
  • Proven experience in terms of cooperation with the industrial sector industry;
  • Solid experience in developing innovative research, technology and solutions;
  • High-level scientific and technological track record related to composite materials;
  • Significant experience in people management added to strong communication skills and excellent team spirit.


For more information please contact Marilyn Hurlin by phone on +352 26 29 45 21.


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