Lubrizol Lipotec Open Innovation scientist in Gava, Spain

Lipotec Open Innovation scientist

The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improve the quality and performance of our customers' products in the globaltransportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality,performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing theirenvironmental impact.

Role : Lipotec Open Innovation scientist

Location : Spain – Barcelona (Lipotec at Gava)

Reporting to : Lipotec Open Innovation Manager

The position will provide Open innovation scientist support to Lubrizol R&D – cosmetic actives organization, located in Gava, Barcelona (Spain).

Purpose: This position will involve scouting of new technologies and scientific findings which could have an application in skin care field and bringing to the organization those that have a higher interest.


  • Scouting . Scout technologies, new scientific findings which could have an interest for skin care, specially in the cosmetic actives areas. Also start up scouting and partnering connections will be needed. Thinking out of the box will be needed in order to be able to identify new opportunities coming from other areas. An analytical work will be needed to be able to register, structure and select those concepts having a higher interest.

  • Idea construction . Based on the selected cases, capability to concrete presentations to communicate key facts and potential of each case. Working with deeply technical/scientific literature will be needed, but with the aim of capturing rapidly the key and interesting elements and translating that to a non-scientific audience.

  • Presenting cases of interes t. Divulgation capabilities will be needed to present those concepts in a way they can be attractive to the other areas of the company that will be involved in the selection of the projects (marketing, management, business development)


Successful applicant will have:

  • University degree in Biotechnology, Medical Biology, Biochemistry, and a MS/PhD in the same field. Further university degrees could be considered if research expertise in the core areas is demonstrated.

  • Initiative (we’re looking for entrepreneurial attitudes)

  • Open minded (Think out of the box)

  • Analytical thought

  • Able to work independently

  • Concretion/Execution capability (to finalize concept construction without loosing him/herself in deep science details)

  • Good communication/divulgation skills

  • Spanish and English written and spoken advanced

  • Flexibility

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