Research Scientist / Sr. Research Scientist (Wet-End)
This is a great opportunity to join an industry-leading chemical manufacturer to develop and evaluate wet-end functional chemicals for paper making!
Pay: $80k-$100k Schedule: Mon-Fri 8a-5p Type of Job: Direct hire
Partner with multiple functions (Application, Sales, Product line, PSRA, Manufacturing, IP) to develop and commercialize new wet-end functional chemicals
Develop application screening techniques to deliver on results applicable to customer specific needs.
Plan, coordinate and conduct laboratory tests to assess physical/chemical properties and performance of products in Pulp and Paper applications
Design custom test procedures, and identify or build custom equipment to test material and product attributes to validate features and benefits of new technologies.
Prepare and present written reports, publications and presentations that are concise, clearly understood and contain appropriate conclusions and recommendations.
Some travel (10-20%) to customer and/or manufacturing sites will be required.
Potential for field trial support.
Ph.D. in Chemistry/Engineering with + 2 years industrial experiences or M.S. in Chemistry/Engineering with + 5 years industrial experiences or B.S. Chemistry/Engineering with + 10 years industrial experiences
Have a thorough knowledge of paper making processes, particularly wet-en processes.
Proven track record of developing and evaluating wet-end functional chemicals (strength resins, sizing agents, retention and drainage aids or paper making)
Strong hands-on experiences in application testing of wet-end chemicals in the laboratory and paper testing related to strength and sizing