Explore our career possibilities in Research & Innovation

  Research and Innovation

Research & Innovation is at the heart of the Solvay's growth strategy. This is your opportunity to join over 2,350 people carrying out ground-breaking research at our labs in Brazil, China, France and the United States.


Being a researcher at Solvay means designing innovative, effective products and processes that are closely aligned to customer needs. It also means being part of a cross-disciplinary, multicultural community united by a passion for inventing the future of socially and environmentally responsible chemistry.


We’re looking for those with a general and/or scientific background, such as scientists or chemical engineers, including holders of Master's degrees or PhDs and post-docs, in a number of different areas.

Research and Innovation

Application scientists

Your missions: 
  • You are in charge of a research project on products or processes
  • You find innovative, cost-effective solutions while respecting deadlines
  • You work on a project team: you may coordinate the work of technicians or supervise off-site co-workers (e.g. Ph.D. students, subcontracted equipment providers)
  • You manage certain cross-departmental activities of your entity (such as safety, quality, science monitoring and lab investment)

Your academic background:
  • Engineering school or university degree in chemistry and thesis

Process Development Engineer in R&I

Your missions: 
  • You study the steps of a process while keeping a holistic view of it
  • You propose new technologies to test in order to increase the competitiveness of the process
  • You use experiments or simulation to study the extrapolation of a facility, and you take part in its industrial start-up

Your academic background:
  • Engineering school and thesis

Analytical scientists

Your missions: 
  • You research and define which analysis method is appropriate for each request, and you determine the preparation procedures and conditions of samples 
  • You plan, carry out and reproduce analyses with a team of technicians
  • You update his/her knowledge via bibliographical research

Your academic background:
  • Engineering school or university degree in chemistry and thesis

Tech-services scientists

Your missions:
  • You provide technical assistance to customers, analyze and resolve their technical problems
  • You help develop existing products and promote new products
  • You identify new areas for development in conjunction with the marketing and business teams
  • You establish and maintain close working relationships with customers, particularly with key accounts
  • You support and train the sales teams

Your academic background:
  • Engineering school or university degree in chemistry and thesis