Sr. Scientist / Principal Scientist

Atlanta, GA

Posted: 05/22/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 177.23DM Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Scientist / Principal Scientist

Specialty chemical company is seeking an experienced PhD adhesive formulation scientist.  PhD required with 10+ years of broad experience in hands-on adhesive formulation with 2-3+ years in packaging adhesive development.  This is a highly visible role within the company’s innovation team and has excellent growth potential.  If you are a high-energy, self-driven individual with great communication skills, this could be an excellent opportunity for you!  Great benefits and relocation assistance available.  Must be US citizen or US green card holder.


  • Actively participates in research departmental safety programs; ensures safe laboratory operations and utilizes all relevant safety processes
  • Initiates and conducts research projects to develop new products and applications; projects can involve new formulations or developing capabilities for applications research
  • Designs and sets up laboratory equipment, analyzes results, and recommends courses of action based on available chemical and engineering information
  • Develops new applications in close collaboration with customers and aligned with business strategy
  • Interprets and communicates test results to cross-functional teams globally
  • Participates in Stage Gate projects as a team leader or team member
  • Promotes laminating adhesives technology through presentations, publications and participation at trade shows and conferences
  • Assists customers in troubleshooting issues when using company’s technology
  • Develops networks within the company global technical communities to overcome issues, find solutions, and achieve objectives
  • Provides monthly and quarterly reports on the status and impact of key projects; presents work internally and externally
  • Follows scientific and patent literature related to the field and provide expert analysis
  • Oversees the global intellectual property in laminating adhesive technologies and generates intellectual property when applicable
  • Up to 20% travel may be required

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

JO:  177.23DM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience developing laminating adhesives for food packaging
  • Solid understanding in polymer physics and polymer chemistry; expertise in formulating a wide range of high-performance materials: acrylate, urethane, epoxy, silicone, rubbers, or plastics. UV/EB, Hotmelt…
  • Experience in packaging / process optimization in consumer packaging goods
  • Proven track record in commercializing new products
  • A creative and resourceful problem-solve, balancing commercialization speed and scientific rigor in a dynamic environment

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

JO:  177.23DM

Meet Your Recruiter

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional since 1996 with experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Executive to Entry level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful at bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in their career searches.

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