Sr. Scientist, Active Chemistry - Photopolymers

Thomas Brooke International - Minneapolis, MN

The opportunity

  • Global leader in vision care products and technologies is building brand-new Advanced Technology Center as one of two global R&D hubs; putting together a highly creative team of multidisciplinary scientists to drive rapid innovation and bring additional functionality and innovations in ophthalmic applications
  • Join a team of chemists, physicists and engineers You will prepare new photochromic materials for ophthalmic lenses, typically leading one or two major projects at a time. You will focus in polymeric materials leading the design and characterization of new laminates and coatings for lens materials
  • Apply your creativity and understanding of material properties to revise/improve product performance; take pro-active interest in new industry and technology developments in order to stay ahead of the curve
  • Train lab technicians and may oversee laboratory activities for area of expertise
  • Excellent long term career development path for an ambitious individual – technical or management track in a global and multicultural business
  • Salary plus bonus, benefits. Relocation available for the right candidate

The profile

  • Ph.D. or Advanced degree in materials science, physics, chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Minimum of two, five years preferred, as an R&D scientist in an industrial setting
  • Strong scientific background in photopolymerization and materials science
  • Experience in other disciplines such as photochemistry or analytical characterization of films and multilayer substrates, understand chemistry of organic dyes
  • Hands-on skill set at the bench using instrumentation for material development
  • Expertise in chemical and structural analysis of materials and products: optical, thermal and mechanical properties. Including intimate knowledge of laboratory equipment
  • Familiar with statistical analysis and design of experiments applied to the design and evaluation of new materials and processes
  • Experience with a global company very helpful


photopolymer, photopolymers, photopolymerization, photochemistry, photochromic, “film coating”, electrochemistry, electrochromic, “structure property relationships”

Posted On: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Compensation: $115,000

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