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Development and R&D Scientist

Location: Spartanburg, SC
Date: 7/23/2018

This multi-billion dollar company continues to grow and advance and lead the way in polymer and resin innovation. They offer a great team environment that gets the best out of its team members and they encourage their people to be innovative and try new things. They are looking for passionate people. Solid benefits and relocation package.

Our Client is seeking two Scientist: An Applications Development Scientist and a Senior Research and Development.

The Applications Development Scientist Responsibilities/Job Requirements:
• Responsible for developing new NDC (dimethyl 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate) based polymers and applications in support of new business strategic and overall objectives
• Develop engineered polymers, fibers and film formulations for markets and applications leveraging NDC and related monomers and polymers
• Apply fundamental polyester insights and know how to Naphthalate polymers and their analogs and new engineered polyesters to meet customer and market demands
• Work closely with product development partner and their customers technical and operations teams
• Design, execute and analyze applications trials to develop fundamental value proposition and material and process requirements
• Captures and processes IP opportunities to protect technology and competitive advantage
• Manages relationships and confidential information under agreements between competing customers and development partners
• Supports knowledge capture and organizational knowledge growth via effective data summaries, reports, and presentations
• Follows all guidelines of the Corporate and Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) policies by consistently performing high quality work while minimizing waste generation

Education/Skills/Experience:
• Masters in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, or similar technical field. Ph.D. highly desirable
• High proficiency in polymer chemistry fundamentals, with experience in the morphology of polymers
• Demonstrated ability to use structure-property relationships and materials response behaviors to problem-solve
• Strong working knowledge and experience with polymer analytical and characterization methods
• Record of successful product and technology commercialization
• Economic thinking and ability to challenge the status quo
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Effective working across functions and geographies
• Ability to effectively manage work and work schedules to support overall program objective
• Ability to travel 50%

The Senior R&D Scientist Responsibilities/Job Requirements:
• Works with global business teams to understand unmet customer and market needs
• Identifies emerging technologies, groups engaged in novel technology activities and opportunities for partnership and leverage
• Develops novel chemistry and process solutions to meet current and future customer needs
• Leverages science and engineering fundamentals to ensure efficient and robust technology scale-up from laboratory to pilot scale through production assets
• Captures and processes IP opportunities to protect technology and competitive advantage
• Supports knowledge capture and organizational knowledge growth via effective data summaries, reports, and presentations
• Provides global technical support to plant operations, customers and business teams as required
• Follows all guidelines of the Corporate and Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) policies by consistently performing high quality work while minimizing waste generation

Education and Technical:
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Science & Engineering or similar technical field
• Demonstrated ability to use structure-property relationships and materials response behaviors to problem-solve
• Strong working knowledge / experience with a variety of analytical characterization methods
• High proficiency in polymer chemistry fundamentals, with experience in the morphology of polymers

Creativity and Process:
• A record of innovative approaches, insights and solutions
• Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to latest insights and demands
• Proficient leveraging statistical tools and methods to answer technical questions
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Effective working across functions and geographies
• Ability to effectively manage work and work schedules to support overall program objectives

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

If you're a candidate and would like to submit your confidential resume, please use resumes@rushandcompany.com. We will contact you if your qualifications match any of our current job searches.

 

Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

If you're a candidate and would like to submit your confidential resume, please use resumes@rushandcompany.com. We will contact you if your qualifications match any of our current job searches.

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