Cary, NC

Posted: 09/30/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 420.19DM Pay Rate: 100,000 - 140,000


The Scientist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting adhesive research and development focused on the enhancement and expansion of adhesive technology capabilities for company Product Development and R&D support for new product and new technologies from concept to the transition to successful application and front-end commercialization
  • This position will provide adhesive research and development leading to critical early-stage product development and applied technology support for a full slate of adhesive products – to include some of the core products of the company – supplied to day to consumer, wholesale distribution and industrial customers throughout India, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia and China
  • Build and maintain strong relations with global and regional suppliers, allied suppliers and universities to identify new and evolving technologies and trends with a focus on high performance, high value adhesive development opportunities
  • This role will champion the enhancement of an Innovation Culture while partnering closely with Marketing and Sales functions to strengthen the New Product Pipeline and Innovation Portfolio
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding and commitment to meeting environmental regulatory requirements, Laboratory Safety practices and a safe work environment
  • Support the global business plan by development and commercialization of products at strategic customers and market segments

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

JO:  420.19DM



  • BS degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer or Material Science is required, MS a plus
  • Seven or more years Adhesives Research and Development experience – managing and/or working in a range of technology functions – ideally including product development, application development, R&D, physical and analytical testing.
  • Some background in staff development skills – involvement in the hiring process, mentoring, training, motivating and developing increased levels of capabilities and performance
  • Recognized strengths must include Teamwork, Collaboration, and some level of Customer/ Market interface as well as successful adhesive development covering a diverse range of materials and applications
  • Accomplished in the use of product development processes – such as Stage Gate and Design of Experiment (DOE) to deliver new products/technologies
  • Familiar with current Ideation and Open Innovation Processes ideally as applied both internally and externally through alliances and/or joint development agreements with leading Universities, customers or suppliers
  • Technical background and understanding of high-performance adhesive systems – preferably structural adhesives; UV, two-component, and heat activated curing systems; chemistries such as epoxy, acrylic and PUR
  • Accomplished at providing concurrent oversight / management for a range of research & product development projects – from minor product fixes to the most innovative & technically challenging
  • Basic understanding of regulatory (including toxicological aspects) requirements for specialty chemicals as well as current relevant safety and environmental protocols for safe laboratory operations
  • Effective interfacing and building relationships internally with Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance and Business Management personnel and externally with Suppliers, Customers, Universities and within the R&D community
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office Suite of products to include Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel, Microsoft Project; other technology related software and internet search capability – such as patent search techniques
  • Some people management & development skills – effectively managing technical personnel
  • Accomplished working in a cross-cultural team environment

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

JO:  420.19DM



Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 22 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, 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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