Development Chemist

Greensboro, NC

Posted: 02/20/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 64.19LR Pay Rate: 50,000 - 65,000

Development Chemist

The Development Chemist role supports the regional goals of the business as directed by research and development management.  Duties include, but are not limited to, (a) new product or process development, (b) performing necessary physical, chemical, and analytical property testing, (c) managing and supervising long term development projects, and (d) working with marketing and sales staff on new product development and launches.  Persons in this role will also be tasked with ensuring scale up of new development systems and introduction to the field ensuring customer acceptance.  Persons in this role will be expected to travel to other domestic (or potentially international) company or customer sites as needed to support the goals of the business.


  • Must follow all established safety rules and procedures
  • Demonstrates integrity while performing duties as per company’s Code of Conduct
  • Receives and reviews assigned projects
  • Effectively develops and meets timelines and milestones to complete projects
  • Conducts approved laboratory procedures to accomplish project goals
  • Performs laboratory analyses on a wide range of products and materials
  • Designs experiments to characterize the chemical and physicals properties of materials
  • Interprets requests, specifications, and performance and compliance issues and applies them to lab work assignments in a complete and accurate manner
  • Engages in research to develop new methods of processing or production
  • Records results and writes reports for management review
  • Analyzes findings and compile reports regarding procedures and results
  • Runs pilot tests for product improvement or development
  • Communicates project progress to process and work owners
  • Adjusts work procedures to meet the management team’s requirements
  • Cooperates with all levels of management with respect to lab work assignments and field problems
  • Recommends measures to improve product development methods, product support, and quality of product
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of labor-saving techniques to increase lab efficiency
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems and assist co-workers in solving work problems
  • Maintains accurate and complete lab workbook, formula, and lab worksheet records
  • Enters accurate and complete formula information into the computer system as required by company policies
  • Maintains the assigned work area(s) in a clean, orderly and safe manner
  • Confers with supervisor to coordinate activities of the department

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  64.19LR


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree is preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience formulating waterborne coatings
  • Candidates must have some type of waterborne coatings formulations experience
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow safety instructions and safety guidelines
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities. Dedicated and committed safety leadership and presence
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  64.19LR

Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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