Unilever Careers – Research Scientist, Materials Informatician

Research Scientist, Materials Informatician


The role is based in Bangalore, India working with our global materials innovation team. The main purpose of the role is to bring leading edge digital methods, such as materials modelling, simulations and cheminformatics, to the materials innovation process and establish thought leadership in “in silico first” approach to materials and process design. This involves novel ingredients assembled into novel formulations for existing and/or novel formats spanning most aspects of cleaning and hygiene in the home. This will not just be you doing this, but leading and helping your teammates assimilate and adopt these methods into their own ways of working.

Main Accountabilities

To work with multidisciplinary Science and Technology Leaders and research scientists to design and select new materials technologies and drive “in silico first” approaches onto the critical path of product innovation processes
To develop and apply artificial intelligence, materials informatics, materials simulation and statistical methods for library definition, experimental design, structure/composition-function modelling, optimization and datamining.
To identify the relevant materials informatics leaders in the external world, developing appropriate external newtorks and collaborators to advance internal skill sets and deliver complex projects
To train and support the team’s personal utilization of appropriate materials informatics and data driven tools and techniques

Key Skills and Competencies

A PhD in physics, chemistry or engineering comprising substantial aspects of cheminformatics, molecular simulation and/or data modelling, together with development and application of data-driven chemistry skills. Alternatively, you may have MSc. in Physics or Chemistry /M. Tech. in engineering with 4-6 years of work experience in the application of modelling/ simulations or cheminformatics skills.
A passion for applying digital, computing, analytical and data-driven approaches to accelerate technology innovation and able to demonstrate the above skills applied to industrial challenges
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
A self-starter, you will have the passion and drive to proactively network internally and externally to both refine the challenges and to bring the latest thinking into Unilever

What we offer

The opportunity to make a real difference as a member of a global organisation consistently recognised as the world leader addressing climate change and sustainable
Working with highly creative teams across a very wide range of technologies addressing many of the issues most important to ordinary people like cleanliness and hygiene
Competitive rewards package
Agile Working
Well-being resources

Location: Bangalore


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