Principal Scientist

Joplin, MO

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 16.23TM Experience:

Job Description

The company is seeking a talented and experienced Principal Scientist who will play a pivotal role by leveraging their knowledge and expertise in chemistry to advance the quality and performance of roofing products. The candidate will be responsible for conducting advanced scientific research in the field of asphalt, wet-laid glass fibers and spun bond polyester mats.

They will work with cross-functional teams to identify, develop, and implement innovative solutions that enhance key attributes intrinsic to asphalt (adhesion, weathering, thermodynamic) and enable new ones (asphalt/glass adhesion promoters, polymer/asphalt compatibilizer, asphalt polymer crosslinker etc.). The candidate will plan, lead, and execute research activities and will provide timely and accurate testing, data collection and analysis. 

Key Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may also be assigned.

  • Research and Development: Lead and execute complex scientific research projects in the field of chemistry. The candidate should establish a partnership with toller producers to facilitate chemical manufacturing they developed and concurrently collaborate with the plant for the successful implementation of the chemical.
  • Innovation: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and develop innovative solutions to develop and improve the quality and performance of roofing products.
  • Data Analysis: Collect, analyze, and interpret data from experiments and field studies. Be able to outline methodically the breadth and depth of any complex problem.
  • Technical Documentation: Document and update as needed in the form of a logbook, discussions, planning and execution on the shared documentation platform. Prepare reports of completed projects for documentation, presentation or for use in further research activities.
  • Project Management: Lead 3 to 5 projects simultaneously. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, think outside the box and provide alternative solutions, work well in group problem solving situations.

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

JO:  16.23TM

Job Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or closely related field.
  • A Master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related field with 5 years’ experience.
  • Able to travel up to 15% of the time.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong leadership, project management, and team collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and regulatory compliance.
  • Effective communication skills for presenting research findings and interacting with stakeholders.
  • Strong commitment to innovation and intellectual property protection.

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

JO:  16.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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