Adhesives Formulations Scientist

Houston, TX

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 515.22SS Pay Rate: 90,000 - 115,000 Experience:

Job Description

Adhesives Formulations Scientist

This job exists to support the Advanced Materials business to achieve its short and long-term development objectives in support of its growth and profitability goals.  The incumbent helps the Advanced Materials Division execute their objectives by enabling basic sciences and creating product innovations.  In his/her area of expertise, the incumbent needs to understand the basic and advanced aspects of the field and apply this knowledge to develop innovative solutions to new products and concepts both in and outside the company.

More specifically this position will be responsible for developing and testing new high-performance material based on thermoset chemistry for structural and industrial adhesive applications.  This individual is expected to play a key role in creating competitive advantages through technical expertise and innovation.  This includes the creation of new formulations supporting new product development and product characterization for structural adhesive applications.

Description of Position Duties:

  • Conduct laboratory investigations in order to develop new product formulations and application technologies in the area of structural adhesives
  • Relies on depth of experiences and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Performs a variety of tasks that require a high degree of creativity and latitude
  • Generate original and imaginative ideas and solutions to solve adhesive formulation challenges
  • Generates options and alternatives that encourage different and unique ways of looking at things
  • Plans and conducts projects requiring judgment and independent evaluation, adaptation and modification of standard technique, procedure and criteria
  • There are 13 people in this group with plans for growing the group
  • Travel 10-15%
  • These projects run from 6 months for short term and up to 4 years for longer term projects. The breakdown is about 80-% short term to 20% long term projects
  • Sponsorship now or in the future is not approved for this role

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at

JO:  515.22SS

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS-PhD Structural Epoxy Adhesives Chemist with 2-5 years of hands-on formulations experience
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet timelines, deliverables, and objectives
  • Understanding of thermoset adhesive material formulations, processing, properties, and applications
  • Experience in Construction, Structural Automotive and/or Electronics
  • UV Epoxy or MMA experience would be a big plus
  • Excellent laboratory / mechanical skills and aptitude
  • Creative problem-solving ability; critical thinking and data analysis skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at

JO:  515.22SS

Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Senior Technical Recruiter

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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