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ChemSource Recruiting, Inc.
Posted on May 1
Our client, a global leader in polymer manufacturing, requires an experienced synthesis chemist to develop new emulsion polymer technology. The successful candidate will bring at least 5 years of hands-on experience as a chemist who has developed water based acrylic polymers for use in Adhesives, Textiles or Construction chemical applications.
Quickly develop an in-depth understanding of the company's technology base, capabilities, processes, procedures and projects.
Synthesize and test new water based acrylic polymers.
Move newly developed products from lab-scale to production.
Interface with new and current customers to understand their requirements, collaborate on projects and support sales efforts.
Manage short and long term technical projects to achieve business objectives.
Provide technical support for pilot and commercial production for raw materials and finished products.
Collaborate with other functions including Quality, Safety, Regulatory and Commercial.
Supervise technicians as required.
At least 5 years experience as a chemist developing emulsion polymers with an emphasis on acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic chemistry.
Emulsion polymer synthesis experience is essential.
A track record of success in moving new products through the commercialization cycle, from idea, to synthesis, to scale up, to trials and finally to market.
Market knowledge of PSAs, construction chemicals, caulks/sealants, or textiles is highly desirable.
Experience using the Stage Gate process and Design of Experiment methodology.
Project management experience.
Strong interpersonal skills to interface with customers in North America and global colleagues.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Travel as required, up to 20% of time including internationally.
Advanced degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science.
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