Lead Application Scientist

Location: Colonial Heights, VA, United States
Date Posted: 08-30-2018
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Colonial Heights, VA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Rate: Market

Lead Application Scientist
The Griffin Groupe is searching for a Lead Application Scientist for a premier client in the chemical manufacturing industry. Our client is a leading manufacturer of performance materials as well as other products used in the electronics, aerospace, apparel, agriculture, food and industrial packaging industries. A career at Our client means opportunity and possibility for people who seek variety, responsibility and hands-on experience in a friendly, dynamic workplace.
The candidate will investigate solvent formulation/application development for our existing products, and generate new ideas for derivative molecules based on our current product portfolio and business strategy. Should also be able to aid in the synthesis of new molecules from bench to pilot plant scale. As a key member of a multi-functional R&D team, the candidate will provide chemistry leadership in developing and testing new solvents/molecules based on our current products and their potential application spaces
  • Be able to leverage modern analytical methods (IC, UV-vis, HPLC,GC, GC/MS) to understand R&C processes and develop new products and applications for our products and their derivatives.
  • Application know-how and expertise/development skill in “additives” for the Coatings/Adhesives/Cleaning industry
  • Proven success in commercialization through Application Development is a plus.
  • Support Product development efforts with Application expertise in product design and faster commercialization
  • Utilize a strong chemistry background combined with statistical design/modeling tools to ensure effective experimentation and analysis.
  • Collaborate with Engineering team to take new processes/products from the laboratory to production, ensuring consistent manufacturing performance.
  • Collaborate with the commercial group to understand market needs for new products and and target markets/applications, and conceive of and develop new molecules based on our existing product portfolio to meet those needs.
  • Maintain a safe lab
  • BS or MSc Degree in Organic or Physical chemistry with 10 or more years’ experience in an industrial environment, working with solvents use in application spaces such as: coatings, agriculture, and dispersants/coalescesers
  • 10+ years of developing and testing new chemical products and finding applications for them.
  • 5+ years optimizing and commercializing chemical processes

  • PhD in organic or physical organic chemistry 5 or more years’ experience in industrial environment – highly preferred
  • D Chemical Engineer with 5 or more years extensive experience in Organic and Analytical chemistry in an industrial environment
  • Demonstrated success in developing innovative technologies and experiments
  • Technical competence - organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, statistical, and computer skills
  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills and Teamwork capabilities.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification is a plus
  • Bias for action and results oriented mindset
  • Ability to work both independently, and in team environments
  • Creative, innovative thinker
  • Frequently shows ability to generate new technology and ideas.
  • Develops projects that will impact profitability of our client’s business
  • Has invented, developed and commercialized new products and improvements in a technology
  • Demonstrated experience in providing process expertise and operating knowledge to solve customer problems and support sales.
  • Demonstrated leadership of smaller projects or components of larger projects
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

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