Senior Scientist - Product Development - Paint & Coatings

Thomas Brooke International - Flanders, NJ

The Opportunity

* Premier manufacturer of architectural & light industrial paints & coatings

* Highly visible senior technical member of the Research & Development team

* Ensure colorants will enhance coating performance and educate others on the chemistry behind the product performance characteristics

* Identify, explore and prove feasibility of novel product chemistries: act as technical leader on a variety of coatings innovation projects from lab through manufacturing

* Work with cross-disciplinary teams to develop new coatings technologies from concept through scale up to full production

* Communicate/translate between sales, technical, manufacturing & service

* Develop and mentor junior chemists

* Highly collaborative culture; open, honest, high standards, striving for excellence

* Excellent long term career development potential

* Six-figure salary, bonus, excellent benefits

 

Profile

* PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Coatings Technology, Materials Science or related field – this is a MUST HAVE

* 5+ years direct industrial experience in the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealant or Elastomers (CASE) industries or closely related field - you have a good understanding of physical chemistry, structure-property relationships, and how the different components of the formulation interact to create the desired performance characteristics

* Waterborne systems experience required

* Proven experience developing commercially viable new product chemistries and enhanced performance attributes in this space, including all stages from ideation through scale up to manufacturing

* Initiative in pursuing novel ideas and product enhancements

* Experience in formulating and testing color pigment dispersions is a plus

* Strong trouble shooter/problem solver

* Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills - proven collaborator internally and externally

* Willing to live/relocate to northern NJ (relocation assistance is available)

 

 

Keywords

formulation paint paints coatings “product development” “project management” “structure property relationships” polymer polymers resin pigment “pigment dispersion” color colorant waterborne PhD Ph.D

 



Posted On: Monday, July 29, 2019
Compensation: $120,000-130,000



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