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Development Chemist - Peformance Polymers



US $ 90-110,000 Bonus Benefits Relocation Assistance

Location: Essex County, Massachusetts - Relocation within the USA for US Citizens/Permanent Residents only

Our client is a very successful manufacturer of adhesives.

Their R&D organization needs a Development Chemist who will be responsible for the design, development, and scale-up of differentiated adhesive products, raw material qualifications, and overall daily project management with appropriate laboratory personnel and other cross-functional departments.

The Role:

  • Develop new methacrylate, polyurethane, and epoxy adhesive compositions for specific markets.
  • Innovate with polymers, catalysts, modifiers, and monomers to fulfill unmet customer/application needs. Follow established ISO procedures and documentation utilizing Stage-Gate process.
  • Scale up formulations from lab scale to mid- and full-size commercial batches.
  • Design product specifications to maximize ease of manufacturing and customer application.
  • Provide support for current products to maintain company reputation for quality and performance.
  • Manage multiple projects independently and utilize analytical laboratory equipment as a team
  • Work hands-on in the laboratory, manage the daily activities of a lab technician(s).
  • Assist in training /direction of new personnel.
  • Promote, support, and adhere to all safety, environmental, and quality policies and procedures.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • MSc or PhD Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science or related.
  • 5 plus years' experience in adhesives development
  • Hands-on scientist with excellent laboratory techniques and problem-solving ability.
  • Strong computer, organizational, and destructive and mechanical testing skills
  • Expertise with polymer testing equipment (DSC, TGA, Rheometer, Instron) highly preferred.
  • Collaborative and excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and investigative skills.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally.