R&D Chemist ( Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings )

Relocation assistance available. Our client is a Fortune 500 manufacturing leader who specializes in products and components for a wide range of industries, including cosmetics, aerospace, plastics, automotive, and more. They are hiring an R&D Chemist to develop structural adhesive products as part of a technical development team, backed by the resources of a multibillion-dollar company. The R&D Chemist will work hands-on in the lab to develop new solutions in structural adhesives. In addition to product development, they will have authority to drive improvements within chemical manufacturing. This Role Offers: Competitive base salary, plus a comprehensive benefits plan, including healthcare options, company 401(k) match, and annual performance bonuses. Newly remodeled, state-of-the-art analytical lab with new equipment, library, large budget, and many resources. Dedicated test and measurement team. High visibility and level of influence, with many career advancement paths. Culture of technical excellence. Opportunity to attend company-funded technical conferences and other events. Many free training options. Opportunity to develop highly relevant and in-demand products and components. Industry experience in a respected, stable, multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 company whose history spans over 100 years of quality and success. Dynamic, market-responsive work environment with a strong focus on high quality products and the end customer. Team of capable, experienced, and seasoned professionals at the top of their industry; very high average employee tenure. Global network of world-class manufacturing and research plants. Focus: Drive R&D and product development efforts for structural adhesive products (polyurethane, acrylic, and epoxy). Design and implement plans to research, synthesize, characterize, and test new products and materials. Take products through full development lifecycle, from bench to qualification, to scaling, manufacturing, and commercialization. Support QA efforts to test, analyze, and troubleshoot new products as part of the manufacturing and scaling up process. Work with supply chain and procurement to ensure the sourcing of high-quality raw materials. Act as a subject matter expert on structural adhesives, their formulation, testing, manufacturing, and applications. Collaborate with technical team and other departments regarding major product development projects.   Skills: 5+ years of experience in applied chemistry, including some experience working in an R&D environment. Specialized knowledge of structural adhesives, including: Polyurethane Acrylic Epoxy Experience in adhesive synthesis, characterization, and application testing. Bachelor's degree in chemistry or material sciences. Master's or PhD is a plus. Understanding of the product manufacturing process. Strong analytical skills and the ability to develop creative solutions to R&D problems. Able to interpret problems and present clear, actionable solutions to people across a range of departments.
Salary Range: $80K - $110K
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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