Asphalt Scientist

Springfield, MO

Posted: 09/13/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 267.23TM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Leading manufacturer in the building materials industry is seeking a Scientist with research experience in asphalt. Management is focused on mentoring and developing individuals. This role will work on customer-based projects as well as provide opportunities for long-term research.

The company is seeking a talented and experienced Asphalt Research Scientist who will play a pivotal role in advancing the quality and performance of roofing products. The candidate will be responsible for conducting research, experiments, studies and will work with cross-functional teams to identify asphalt technologies and implement innovative solutions to enhance polymer modified asphalt via crosslinking technology, asphalt adhesive properties, minimize moisture susceptibility, balance mechanical strength and flexibility and improve resistance to processing conditions and environmental factors. The candidate will plan, lead, and execute research and develop activities related to asphalt based products. They will provide timely and accurate testing, data collection and analysis. 

Key Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may also be assigned.

  • Research and Development: Conduct research to improve the understanding of asphalt materials, their properties, and performance. Develop and test new asphalt formulations and additives, which includes but is not limited to recycled asphalt shingles (RAS)
  • Innovation: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and develop innovative solutions to common asphalt-related challenges
  • Data Analysis: Collect, analyze, and interpret data from experiments and field studies. Be able to outline methodically the breadth and depth of any complex problem.
  • Technical Documentation: Document and update as needed in the form of a logbook, discussions, planning and execution on the shared documentation platform. Prepare reports of completed projects for documentation, presentation or for use in further research activities.
  • Project Management: Lead 3 to 5 projects simultaneously. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, think outside the box and provide alternative solutions, work well in group problem solving situations.


**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO: 267.23TM


Job Requirements

  • A Ph.D. or Master's degree in civil engineering, materials science, or a related field with a focus on asphalt materials and construction.
  • Strong knowledge of asphalt materials, pavement design, and construction techniques.
  • Proficiency in laboratory testing, data analysis, and statistical software tools.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and sustainability practices in asphalt construction is a plus.
  • Experience in grant writing and securing research funding is desirable.
  • Able to travel up to 15% of the time.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills for presenting research findings and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong leadership, project management, and team collaboration skills.
  • Effective communication skills for presenting research findings and interacting with stakeholders.
  • Strong commitment to innovation and intellectual property protection.

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO: 267.23TM



Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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