Chemist - Scientist - Polymers - Adhesives

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Chicago suburbs, IL
$100,000 - $130,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Feb 15, 2017
Job ID
Our client, a global leader in the manufacture of paints, coatings and raw materials, requires an experienced Chemist, Polymer Scientist or Materials Scientist to develop new polymer technologies for use in coatings, adhesives and sealants. This position is located in suburban Chicago. 

  • Provide technical leadership for the development of new polymer technologies used in a variety of adhesive, sealant and coating applications. 
  • Lead new product development, monitor technical group work and provide direction to the R&D team. 
  • Use laboratory project management skills to ensure projects are successfully managed from idea creation to completion. 
  • Develop industrial formulations for coatings, adhesive and sealant applications that use company technology, with an emphasis on waterborne acrylic and styrene acrylic resins. 
  • Identify customer and market place requirements and align laboratory projects to meet these requirements. 
  • Understand and benchmark competitive technologies. 
  • Serve as a technical expert for customers using company technology. 
  • Participate on project and commercial teams to help achieve research, production and sales objectives. 
  • Use and manage relevant intellectual property. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Polymer Science, with and advanced degree highly preferred. 
  • At least 10 years relevant technical experience in the coatings, adhesives, polymer or specialty chemical industries. 
  • Five or more years of experience formulating with or synthesizing new polymer technology. 
  • Previous experience formulating Construction chemicals highly desirable. 
  • Polymer synthesis highly desirable. 
  • Previous experience filing and obtaining patents is preferred. 
  • Strong experience with Project Management tools, including Six Sigma and Stage Gate is highly preferred. 
  • A track record of successful product development and commercialization.