JOB DESCRIPTION: Our client, a leading global player in specialty chemical manufacturing industry, is looking for a Lead Application Scientist to join their Energy Technologies Research and Technology team. This position will be located at their facility in DE and will report to the Applications Manager. The candidate will be expected to apply their technical knowledge to formulate and evaluate new and existing Lubricant additives to meet market needs with respect to application, contribution to physical properties in final formulation, and cost constraints that lead to protected and commercially viable products. The role carries no management responsibilities however it may be necessary to supervise or demonstrate to co-ops or graduate trainees.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and carry out multiple lab experiments simultaneously; review results and seek answers to problems encountered through collection of data and investigation. Select the most viable development route in projects that can either be complex or straightforward. Use a creative and viable approach to support new product launches and existing product ranges, including development of new test methodologies or developing new and novel finished formulations for promotional means. Provide technical support to sales and marketing when required. Clearly communicate complex technical information verbally, through emails and technical reports to technical colleagues, commercial team members and customers. Keep the global technical and commercial team up to date with respect to various project's status. The Lead Scientist will also: support scale-up work via consultation and in person; write and present papers at major Lubricants conferences; and assist in rectifying product quality issues.
QUALIFICATIONS: BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Tribology or Materials Science PREFERENCE: Candidates specifically in metal-working fluid formulation. Minimum 3 years' experience in the Lubricants market Ability to progress multiple projects simultaneously, under own initiative General knowledge of surfactant chemistry and its related application as applied to Lubricants is preferred Strong presentation and technical writing skills with proficiency in MS Office Willingness and ability to travel domestically or internationally Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment Customer-facing experience Travel is expected to be between 10 to 15% and will be mainly to customers and conferences within the United States, though some international travel may occasionally be required. Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, formulation, glass, material, material science, polyurethane, rubber
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