Director, R&D

Sturgis, SD

Posted: 09/13/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 404.18DH Pay Rate: 150,000 - 170,000

Director, R&D

The Director, R&D will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop product vision and design strategies
  • Identify and procure key resources, including personnel, to execute on product strategies in alignment with company business goals
  • Build intellectual property pipeline by developing ideas and concepts for new technologies and utilize these to develop proprietary and patentable products
  • Conduct research, analysis, synthesis, and experimentation for product, process and application development. Develop formulations, methodologies, processes and engineering solutions to address technical issues
  • Conduct research into composition, structure, properties, relationships, and reactions of matter to develop material solutions
  • Identify key raw material suppliers and develop strong supplier relationships
  • Document work and communicate effectively across all levels of company. Interface effectively inter-departmentally.  Maintain awareness of critical cross functional issues
  • Stay current with outside growth of technology. Grow technical expertise both individually and on a group and team basis
  • Prepare standards and specifications for processes, instruments, products, and tests

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Devin Heffernan at 815.756.1221 / dheffernan@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry or Materials Science and 5+ years industry experience in UV-curable formulations (15+ total years of experience preferred)
  • Experience providing technical leadership and managing a team of research and development scientists preferred
  • Track record of delivering on commercially successful product and technology platforms
  • Strong communication skills along with effective presentation and technical writing skills
  • Leadership skills! This person will be responsible for leading and growing a small group.  Also, this person will be responsible for hiring a senior chemist after starting
  • Hands-on leader! This person will still need to be at the bench occasionally doing research and development
  • Strategic mindset – capable of developing a product portfolio
  • IP experience highly preferred, too

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Devin Heffernan at 815.756.1221 / dheffernan@cps4jobs.com.

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Devin Heffernan

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