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Louisville, KY, US

Category:  Research Jobs

Senior Scientist

At allnex, you can go to work knowing you make a lasting impact on the world around you. Our work helps to protect and improve more than 1,000 products; from interior coatings for airplanes and scratch-resistant coatings for smartphones, to corrosion protection for cars, and even printing inks for glossy magazines. We are present in 4 regions, with more than 4,000 employees globally, and serve customers in over 100 countries, which makes allnex the world's leading industrial coatings resins company.

Position overview

We are looking for experienced polymer chemist and project leader. Main responsibilities of this role include to manage new product development projects and to provide technical support to internal and external customers.

If you have experience in the area of polymer synthesis and coating application, preferably waterborne technologies, apply and join our team.

  • Manage Research and Development projects and activities related to business and operations support
  • Guide chemist and technicians on laboratory resins cooking, paint application and evaluation, process support, instrumental analysis
  • Responsible for the successful scale-up of products from laboratory to production
  • Perform laboratory products testing in terms of process and product specifications
  • Be involved in technical presentations about allnex products and conduct trainings to customers when needed
  • Investigate patentability of new products and processes and reivew new literature and patents on relevant technologies
  • Initiate and implement continuous project optimization/ cost optimization methods
  • Assist in rework inventory by identifying alternative use in existing products
  • Maintain safe and regulatory compliant laboratory work environment in accordance to Good Laboratory Practice and through proper usage of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Lead and develop undersigned people by coaching, providing trainings, setting goals, monitoring and appraising performance
Required skills and experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the area of polymer synthesis and coating application, preferably waterborne coating technologies
  • Minimum 8 years of succesfully leading R&D projects and working with multi discipline teams
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Results oriented personality
  • Very good communication skills
  • Fluent in English writing and speaking
  • Master degree in Chemistry
We offer
We are proud to offer an international working experience with a tight-knit network of employees, making it easy to connect and learn from people all across our different functions. On top of that we are a truly innovative company with a strong team spirit, openness to new ideas, and great opportunities to grow and develop your career.
Equal Employment Opportunity
allnex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an environment where all colleagues contribute for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities.

Find out how you can make an impact!

Check out our career page for available opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you.