Named as a 50 to watch global early stage company in 2019, BlockTexx is leading a global movement toward a circular economy for our customers and production partners. We develop planet-focussed solutions that divert textile waste from landfill and into sustainable products.
BlockTexx is a clean technology company with patent pending and proprietary technology that separates polyester and cotton materials such as clothes, sheets and towels of any colour or condition back into their high value raw materials of PET and cellulose for reuse as new products for all industries.
Our mission is to divert textiles and clothing away from landfill and accelerate the global textile recycling industry towards a sustainable future.
BlockTexx is leading the global textile industry in resource recovery. BlockTexx is now scaling our operations and seeking a Lead Scientist to join our leadership team.
The successful candidate has a track record of success as a leader of R&D and commercial operations in the fields of materials science and textiles.
BlockTexx is an emerging company that is making significant impact in Australia with a global focus. The position will be responsible for setting and driving the R&D strategy, overseeing lab. operations, managing our multidisciplinary scientific team, maintaining and building the intellectual property portfolio, and supporting the scale-up process all the way to commercial plant management and operations.
The successful candidate, as well as being a technical expert, will have a strong passion and concern for the environment and the desire to reduce humanity's impact upon it. They will show energy, enthusiasm and the resilience needed to drive industry changing innovative technology into mainstream applications. Self starting, highly motivated and passionate individuals will be welcomed into the BlockTexx team.
Designs and directs the research program for BlockTexx’s development strategy
Leads plant engineering team and equipment identification and purchase
Leads the development and maintenance of intellectual property
Leads the new opportunity qualification process
Identifies and creates opportunities for career development and growth of assigned personnel
Manages top performing research and product development team
MS or PhD in materials science, textiles, or a related field, with a minimum of 5+ years of business experience
Expertise in textile, fibre and chemical engineering & technology
Expertise in polymer chemistry and/or cellulose chemistry
Experience working in industry that includes new product development, strategy, formulation development, and budget management
Intellectual property development and leadership experience
Excellent project management, lab management, & people skills
Demonstrated and verifiable excellence in mentoring and development of personnel
Leadership philosophy that aligns with BlockTexx core values
This role is based in Australia and individuals will need the legal permission to work in Australia.
Please submit your cover letter and resume using the online form below.
We will require references from 3 recent sources as part of the selection process.
The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019.
If you have any questions, ask the team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org