Advanced Applications Scientist - Polyols

Fort Knocks, KY

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 648.22SK Pay Rate: 110,000 Experience:

Job Description

Advanced Applications Scientist – Polyols

The Advanced Applications Scientist will perform a wide variety of duties essential to the manufacture of chemical products while consistently adhering to all established safety and operating procedures.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Provide analytical support to product scale up, de-formulation using instrumentation such as NMR, GPC, FTIR, GC-MS for chemical identification and including chemical de-formulation, method development for new products and customer manufacturing
  • Evaluating material properties such as tensile and compression strengths (Instron), dynamic applications properties, etc. for product literature and performance troubleshooting
  • Work within the Applications team to provide direct support to inquiries (product information, troubleshooting, etc.) from our customers
  • Aptitude for working with customers able to identify appropriate products for applications
  • Travel in support of commercial sales, etc. up to 25% of time
  • Committed to safe work conditions in laboratory environment

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  648.22SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree required, advanced degree preferred in applicable science field such as organic chemistry, material science, polymer science or engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree with 15 years of experience, MS degree with 10 years of experience or PhD with 5+ years of experience in polymer materials application
  • Polyurethane application experience is preferred
  • Hands on / working experience with analytical, physical testing and dynamic mechanical analysis equipment, procedures, etc.
  • Experience with developing analytical testing methods and application testing methods (GC/MS, FTIR, NMR, etc.)
  • Preferred experience with physical testing requirements for polyurethane products necessary to correctly interpret data for submission to customers and internal research
  • Good organizational, time management, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, report writing and other documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and to support process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to support the launch of new products to identified market areas
  • The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Works in a lab environment, wears all required PPE (safety glasses, face shields, respirator, gloves, etc.)
  • Stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach, lift up to 25 lbs.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  648.22SK

Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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