Organic Chemical Research Scientist

Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 10/09/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 443.18SK Pay Rate: 105,000 - 115,000

Organic Chemical Research Scientist

The Research Scientist is expected to independently execute lab activities, drawing from his or her deep technical expertise and experience.  The role will drive new product and application development through project team leadership, hands-on contributions to laboratory work, direct customer interactions and support, and collaboration with the global team.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated abilities to:

  • Develop, execute, and lead research related to small organic compound synthesis in multiple efforts directed at technical and commercial applications of innovative technologies within a stage-gate protocol. This may include internal or external development of new product / processes / applications at company facilities, external sites, or customers (65%)
  • Provide technical leadership for cross-functional development teams involving internal and external business, scientific, and engineering collaborators (25%)
  • Follow external developments in select technologies, develop and prove out new project proposals and intellectual property (10%)
  • To be most effective, the candidate will need to lead research projects, perform hands-on laboratory work, and manage day-to-day laboratory operations involving the safe handling of hazardous chemicals, acting on broad direction from supervisor

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

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Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry with 3-15 years’ industrial/post doc experience with strong hands-on knowledge/experience in small organic molecule synthesis and purification with demonstrated record of success as shown by patents, publications, or scale-up / commercialization of new products / processes
  • Additional critical attributes are excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong desire to initiate / lead collaborations. Strong pluses would include knowledge of organosulfur chemistry and applications (thiols/mercaptans, sulfides, disulfides, sulfonyls), catalytic and photochemical chemistries, and successful development, scale-up and commercialization of new chemical products and manufacturing processes
  • A record of success in small molecule / organic chemical synthesis, separation, and characterization (various analytical techniques), ideally including scale-up to pilot-and commercial-scale production
  • Strong pluses would include knowledge of organosulfur chemistry and applications (thiols, mercaptans, sulfides, disulfides, sulfonyls), homo/heterogenous catalysis and photo / radical chemistry
  • Organize, report and give initial analysis of data and suggestions for future experiments based on results
  • Excellent communication skills to work across platforms, manufacturing, customers, business teams, trade shows, etc.
  • Will manage lab technicians
  • Must be open to travel - travel will be no more than 15%

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

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Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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