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Sr. Scientist – Industrial & Decorative Coatings

The Successful Applicant: Our client is looking for a professional with the following background and experience:

  • Must have PhD. degree in polymer or material science, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry or organic chemistry
  • Must have experience in product scale-up, manufacturing, implementation & development of raw materials (silanes, amines, solvents, biocides & acrylates), monomers, liquid resins additives & solvents
  • Experience in R&D, stage-gate process, computer literacy with knowledge of ISO requirements preferred
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in the development of Polyacrylates & Polyurethanes

Job description: Reporting to the head of R&D

  • Utilise their PhD. in polymer or material science, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry or organic chemistry
  • Work cross functionally with the Marketing, Sales and Manufacturing teams to determine market needs within the industry and assists in identification of innovative solutions in order to meet those needs
  • Apply both fundamental principles and creativity to the development of global specifications for incoming raw materials
  • Have a passion for continuously learning and applying new tools for developing new products
  • Establishing formulation guidelines based on a deep understanding of the key chemical and physical interactions in Industrial & Decorative Coatings formulations & knowledge of end applications
  • Mentor junior chemists and technicians
  • Hands-on experimentation and superior problem-solving skills along with to work and partner effectively with individuals outside of own organization
  • Implement coordinate raw material changes across cross functional teams (Technology, Operations & Procurement)

You will be responsible for:

  • Product development of projects efficiently and effectively to achieve target objectives; work closely with regional business partners
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with colleagues nationally & globally
  • Directing activities of assigned technician(s) toward achieving project objectives
  • Stay current with scientific and technical advances & explore new opportunities in emulsion polymers and/or resins chemistry and processes
  • Collaborate with global research colleagues and external centres of excellence
  • Developing testing procedures and formulate Industrial & Decorative Coatings
  • The design and development of new emulsion polymers and/or resins in the field of Industrial & Decorative Coatings

Job Reference: RDSSFCUS

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Salary Range

$100,000 - 120,000


USA, Charlotte NC