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Applications Development Scientistt

Location : Charlotte, NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : #LI-MM1
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4
Required Education : MS. or Ph.D
Travel : Yes
Relocation : Yes
Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :

Global Manufacturer of specialty chemical products is seeking an Applications Chemist to join the R&D, Innovation and BD group. 




The Applications Chemist will be responsible for developing new products and applications based on Manufacturers current chemical line, while keeping the company in a competitive position for long term success and growth.




Responsibilities / Job Requirements:


·         Develop engineered polymers, fibers and film formulations for markets and applications leveraging related monomers and polymers.


·         Application of fundamental knowledge of polymers and their analogs to meet customer and market demands.


·         Ability to work directly with product development teams and customer technical and operations teams.


·         Design, execute, analyze applications trials to develop fundamental value proposition and material and process requirements.


·         Remain up-to-date with polymer technologies to maintain competitive edge.


·         Manages relationships and confidentiality under agreements between competing customers and development partners.              


·         Maintain effective project summaries and documentation for organizational awareness and growth.


·         Adhere to all guidelines of corporate EHS policies by consistently performing high quality work while minimizing waste.


Required Qualifications :

Education/Skills/ Experience:


         Masters in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, or similar technical field.  Ph.D. highly desirable   


·         High proficiency in polymer chemistry fundamentals, with experience in the morphology of polymers.


·         Demonstrated ability to use structure-property relationships and materials response behaviors to problem-solve


·         Strong working knowledge and experience with polymer analytical and characterization methods


·         Record of successful product and technology commercialization


         Economic thinking and ability to challenge the status quo


         Strong communication and interpersonal skills


         Effective working across functions and geographies


         Ability to effectively manage work and work schedules to support overall program objective


         Ability to travel 50%








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