Asst. Director of Research and Development

Medford, OR

Posted: 01/26/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 1.24AM Experience:

Job Description

Asst. Director of Research and Development

Privately owned chemical manufacturer looking for a 10+ year experienced chemical leader to join their team and manage projects and chemists.  The company offers an excellent culture and promotes out of the box thinking!

The Asst. Director – Research and Development directs and implements the organization’s research and development functions, including, policies, objectives, and initiatives, ensuring that research and development activities advance the company’s competitive position and profitability.  The Asst. Director collaborates with other top management, identifies, and presents opportunities, and executes market-driven innovations that align with company’s focused vision.

  • Lead and develop a highly innovative team of world class managers, scientists, and engineers
  • Continues creation of a culture of out-of-the-box innovation through hands-on chemistry and real-world experimentation, utilizing scientific methodology
  • Develop and implement company’s overall Product Development strategy, aligning it with company’s focused vision and market-driven opportunities
  • Critically assess and provide constructive feedback on utilizing R&D and Polymer Plant resources to develop new products, product improvements and or entering new markets with existing company technology
  • Identify and report on opportunities for market-driven innovation that aligns with company’s focused vision
  • Direct both human and capital resources to achieve company’s Product Development strategy
  • Provide regular reporting to Executive Team on company’s Product Development strategy, including but not limited, to timeline, budget, viability, and competitive landscape
  • Take a leading role in a collaborative, cross-departmental go-to-market process involving the following areas:
    • Purchasing
    • Production
    • ESHA
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Finance

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

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Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or master’s degree in chemistry
  • Successful track record of new product, new application, or new process development
  • Proven success in developing products from concept to commercialization
  • Proven track record of at least 6+ years leading an R&D team including scientists and laboratory personnel with differing education and experience levels
  • Demonstrated background in polymer chemistry/science, preferably including education/practical experience with sophisticated polymer/solvent, adhesive, or coating interactions
  • Capability to conceive and recognize inventions and protect them with trade secret vs. patent application decisions
  • Business acumen
  • Analytical skillset

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

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Alicia Mytnik
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