R&D Scientist - Mould & Core

R&D Scientist - Mould & Core

Foseco is not only a supplier of foundry material. Our service goes far beyond material supply. We work the Foseco way – Excellent products, application expertise, proactive advice and consultancy. Foseco is a partner to build on.

We offer a wide range of foundry products and services to meet the requirements of iron, steel and non ferrous foundries to help them to reduce defects, improve casting quality and optimise production costs.


In April 2008, Foseco was acquired by Vesuvius, a global leader in metal flow engineering, providing a full range of engineering services and solutions to its customers worldwide, principally serving the steel and foundry industries. Vesuvius has a proud heritage of bringing innovation to the markets we serve. We have more than 200 technical experts supported by local development teams around the world to ensure we meet our customers’ needs. With 7 research centres across the globe, Vesuvius continues to lead innovation in our industry. The Global Foundry R&D Centre in Enschede was established in 2014 in order to serve our customers with innovative products. The well-equipped laboratories and in-house cast facilities are enabling the development of breakthrough technologies and processes. 


                                                           Foseco is looking for a:


                                                                   R&D Scientist


In this role you are leading projects that lead to the development of a new generation of mould & core products and to meet the increasing performance and environmental demands of the ferrous and non-ferrous markets. Also, you will be leading global, cross functional NPI project teams and actively involved in the ideation process. But develop improved testing procedures to measure the quality and performance of mould & core products, raw materials or formulations within the laboratory environment will absolutely be a part of this job as well. The focus to be developing of more quantitatively relevant techniques to provide greater correlation with the performance our customers see.

The job holder will bring a new dimension to our development of mould & core product formulations, in terms of chemistry, material science and application technology. Another aspect of the role will be bringing a more fundamental approach to our development efforts. In addition, the job holder will be capable of recognizing and evaluating appropriate technologies of potential value taken from non-related industries. The ability to think freely and work independently are key to this role. You need to have the potential to grow into the role of R&D Manager within a couple of years where team managing skills are required.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate that has 5-10 years’ experience in new product development with an affinity towards coating and/PR binder technology.  Experience with high refractory products and DOE is desirable. Significant knowledge of materials science and coating technology as well as experience with project management are required for this role. Knowledge on rheology is beneficial but not a must.

You have a Master’s degree or PhD in Chemistry or any related science / engineering field. We have a strong preference for someone who has worked for 5 to 10 years in a commercially driven organization after graduating or finishising PhD. 

What do we offer?

First of all, being part of a team of professionals who are very passionate about research and development. You will be working in a team that exists of Technicians, Engineers and Scientists.  Do you want to work in an innovative working environment equipped with all the latest technologies in the field of lab research? The laboratory is very extensive and equipped with the most advanced technologies available. We offer good working conditions and the ability to extend knowledge and grow further in the organization of Foseco



Do you think you would fit this position perfectly and do you want to start a career at Foseco? Please let us know you’re interested and push the blue ’solliciteren’ button.  For further information and questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sophie Schellevis at [email protected] or 06-41181485.