R&D Chemist (Industrial Oil Component Development)

Hopewell, VA

Post Date: 04/23/2018 Job ID: 162.18SK Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Pay Rate: 86,000 - 100,000

R&D Chemist (Industrial Oil Component Development)

The R&D Chemist conducts research, development and/or performance testing activities for the Industrial SBU.  Performs assigned projects under the supervision of a senior R&D team member or leader though may conduct independent studies, manage projects, and work on large / complex projects.

  • Develops, manages and implements research programs to identify, produce and evaluate components to meet company’s Industrial SBU platform requirements
  • Performs synthesis, and testing activities to meet established project objectives. Effective use of the company Product Development Process
  • Evaluation and preliminary interpretation of data. Provides technical recommendations to senior R&D team member or leader regarding results, chemistry / component viability and necessary characterizations.  Completes special projects as assigned
  • Participates in technical and/or project reviews and presents findings as appropriate. Engages with assigned teams and cross-functional stakeholders, such as business, process, marketing, etc…
  • Conduct Intellectual Property and Competitor Landscape reviews/research to establish freedom to practice and make recommendations for development pathways
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date lab notebooks in accordance with established procedures. Ensure objectivity and accuracy in reporting and recording data.  May direct / supervise the activities of other team members as appropriate
  • Understand, comply, and promote safe laboratory and work practices, including appropriate safety regulations and procedures
  • Assure that complete documentation is maintained on ISO or Quality System related activities. Participate in Quality System related activities and maintain an up-to-date understanding of the Quality System functions and responsibilities
  • Represent company in technical conferences, societies and other industry activities. Maintain adequate level of technical expertise and self-development through study, seminars, etc.  Stay informed of advanced developments inside and outside of company

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (or other relevant science field)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable chemistry and/or engineering principles and application in a research and development environment typically acquired after at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience directly related to industrial application areas or petrochemical product development, 1-3 years of experience preferred

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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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