UV Research Scientist

Carpentersville, IL

Posted: 04/15/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 163.19CM Pay Rate: 85,000 - 110,000

UV Research Scientist

This position is responsive to the needs of customers, receptive of the requests of suppliers and is conscious of competitors.  R&D operates in a technologically driven market with a heavy competitive patent environment specifically in the chemical market.

This role will integrate, make available, and develop specialist knowledge in a wide expertise area to solve problems in projects and assignments.  Participates in projects with a convincing impact and initiates long-term developments using specialized area expertise.

Conducts work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard techniques, processes and criteria; refers to knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and principles and practices in related specialist

  • Devises new approaches to problems encountered; works within conventional practices, but may incorporate complex features, receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems
  • Interprets data, points out trends and provides recommendations for future work
  • Prepares research reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; gives presentations for both internal and external customers
  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of work for a part of a major project of moderate scope
  • May participate in customer meetings and perform delegated experiments in an efficient fashion
  • Responsible for generation of experimental strategies, organization, and analysis of generated data
  • Maintains quality by establishing and enforcing organizational standards
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations, and good manufacturing practices
  • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Documents and links all experiments in a neat and organized fashion within the lab notebooks
  • May participate on Competency Teams
  • Effectively leads projects through project management process
  • Write SOS cards in support of Behavior Based Safety
  • Complete Peer to Peer Observations in accordance with the annually published schedule
  • Attend required SHE related training
  • Participate in periodic comprehensive SHE inspections as required by Department Management
  • Comply with all SHE policies and procedures

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / cmeeks@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  163.19CM



  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with 0-3 years of experience
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry with 3-5 years of previous experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with 5-7 years of previous experience
  • Experience synthesizing, formulating and developing new and improved coating products
  • Experimental Strategy and DOE
  • Material Properties / Science
  • Analytical Investigations / Techniques
  • Synthesis / Polymer Chemistry
  • Research / Knowledge Building
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Formulation for Multiple Design
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Photochemistry
  • Dispersion Science
  • Processing and Application Knowledge
  • Passion for innovation with the ability to drive projects and generate new products. Potential for growth into leadership into future
  • Big on personality, strong communication, driven, dynamic
  • Comfortable with a mix of timelines and changing priorities
  • Projects range from 4 months to 3 years with an average of 1 year from concept to commercialization

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 / cmeeks@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  163.19CM

Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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