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Ref: HL-R&DC-Inks

R&D/Innovation Chemist – UV/EB Curable Inks

Job Summary

The R&D/Innovation Chemist is responsible for supporting existing and developing new screen printing ink products.  In addition, the R&D/Innovation Chemist will support manufacturing operations, quality control and the application laboratories where appropriate.

Essential Functions

  • Formulate new products based on customer, company and market needs and opportunities
  • Support Sales and Marketing to translate customer needs into product specifications
  • Lab bench work formulating and testing as necessary for successful completion of projects.
  • Engage with raw material vendors to understand new materials and market trends
  • Maintain accurate product development records and data files
  • Provide regular reports on results and activities
  • Assist in the scale up process from pilot to commercial production.
  • Develop a working knowledge of available analytical and physical testing equipment
  • Recommend procurement of new equipment that is necessary for successful project completion.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Required to travel overnight (less than 25%)
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related science as well as 5+ years of experience in Ink R&D or Coatings R&D
  • Experience must include hands on formulation experience of new products from idea to
  • Experience in UV/EB Curable Inks

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of statistical methods (e.g. Six Sigma, Design of Experiment, Gauge studies) and their application in formulation chemistry
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and manipulate data in MSExcel, Minitab or other statistical software
  • Ability to communicate, present and report results using MSPowerpoint
  • Ability to differentiate color nuances by eye
  • Previous knowledge and experience in screen printing applications an advantage


Job Reference: HL-R&DC-Inks

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Salary Range

$90,000 - 100,000