Sr. Chemist

Lancaster, PA

Posted: 03/06/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 89.23AM Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Chemist

High performance polymer manufacturer looking for a Sr. Chemist with experience in hot melt adhesives experience.  Company offers excellent benefits and allows for career growth!

Utilizes skills in polymer chemistry to design, synthesize, and formulate tape products for custom opportunities.  This position will have an emphasis on fundamental chemistry principles with a focus towards hot melt adhesive solutions for various applications including the Industrial market.  This position will perform hands-on laboratory work using reliable scientific and technical methodologies to develop new adhesive technologies, robust products, and basic production processes that can be successfully commercialized.  Executes pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape prototype development, scale-up, and product launch.  Focuses on platform technology development, new product development for customer-driven projects.  Emphasis on polymer chemistry (preferred hot melt chemistry experience), knowledge of tape assemblies, backing material selection, and release liner familiarity.


  • Conducts required laboratory work; including polymerization, formulation, coating and testing
  • Develops new polymers, tapes, and preferably hot melt solutions that lead to sustainable commercial revenue
  • Functions as a technical lead and laboratory chemist on product development teams
  • Develops design strategies based on robust design input
  • Meets technical commitments in order to complete project progression dates and milestones
  • Contributes to product scale up and development through reproducibility and validation testing support
  • Detailed knowledge of required chemical and physical test methods
  • Responsible for the proper disposal of hazardous waste into the proper labeled containers and drums
  • Interfaces with customer son new product applications
  • Interfaces with associates from other departments as needed (e.g., cross-functional teams)
  • Documents lab work in electronic notebook and project reports
  • Performs all duties consistent with established company guidelines, ISO-9001, and elements of GMP deemed necessary to support the business (as outlined in the Quality Manual)
  • Actively complies with and endorses Department and Company objectives
  • Ability to potentially travel up to 20%

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

JO:  89.23AM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in chemistry, polymer science or materials science; adhesive polymerization, formulation, and coating experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in polymer chemistry or adhesive development with a preference to hot melt adhesive technology development and deployment
  • Requires a demonstrated ability to use sensitive test equipment
  • Ability to employ statistical analysis techniques
  • Ability to manage and supervise laboratory staff

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

JO:  89.23AM

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Alicia Mytnik
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