R&D Chemist

  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #37273

Our Client is looking to bring on an R&D Chemist to their growing team of motivated and innovative chemists. This is an opportunity to have a small laboratory experience while gaining valuable exposure to analytical chemistry techniques with a leading, global chemical group. The ideal candidate will have a background in chemistry and laboratory experience working with additives. Client is hiring immediately. Don’t delay, apply today!

Location: Cleveland, OH
Pay: 75K Starting Salary
Shift: M-F 7am-3:30pm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • develops new product concepts including proprietary blends using both products and coproducer
  • compiles applications performance requirements specific to the product line
  • Utilize chemicals, chemical compounds and chemical processes to create new products and technologies
  • Tests involve mixing different chemicals or polymers together to discover the results and chemical properties
  • Form conclusions from their experimentation and might develop new hypotheses for further testing; deduce or infer from that data, proper stoichiometry and concentration, process sequence, raw materials and process equipment
  • utilize computerized databases that contain searchable lists of chemicals and chemical reactions; using those research results to brainstorm ideas for new products
  • Accurately record all variables, such as chemical type, amount, compound components, chemical temperature and test duration
  • Develop and analyze prototype samples for customer evaluation by processes that can be conducted on a plant scale
  • Adhere to safety standards during laboratory testing and taking additional precautions as needed
  • Assist marketing/sales with technical expertise and make joint visits as needed to meet existing or new customers
  • Provide technical assistance to customers in cases involving product use
  • Prepare reports, write technical papers and give technical presentations as appropriate to develop reputation and market presence
  • Translate concepts and ideas into concise concrete production practice, understandable instructions, analytical test methods and research reports
  • Conduct technical product training of the sales force

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, biology, or chemical engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of Relevant Laboratory Experience
  • Laboratory Instrumentation, Math, and Computer Skills
  • Analytical Chemistry Experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Gear Formulation Experience
  • Oil/Grease Additive Experience
  • Analytical Chemistry background preferred

Candidates must be able to confidently pass a background check and drug screening for this opportunity.

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