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Innovation Sr. Research Scientist

Atlanta, GA

Posted: 02/20/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 50.24DM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Innovation Sr. Research Scientist

Do you have experience synthesizing polymers for adhesive applications?  Hotmelts?  UV curables?  This is an exciting opportunity for a scientist who enjoys innovation!  Must be US Citizen or Green Card holder. 

The Innovation Sr. Research Scientist is responsible for creating new ideas and innovations to support their growth ambition in packaging laminating adhesives and coatings.  This may include developing new products or process, discovering new applications for existing products.


  • Actively participates in research departmental safety programs; ensures safe laboratory operations and utilizes all relevant safety processes
  • Initiates and conducts research projects to develop new products and applications; projects can involve new formulations or developing capabilities for applications research
  • Designs and sets up laboratory equipment, analyzes results, and recommends courses of action based on available chemical and engineering information
  • Develops new applications in close collaboration with customers and aligned with business strategy
  • Interprets and communicates test results to cross-functional teams globally
  • Participates in Stage Gate projects as a team leader or team member
  • Promotes laminating adhesives technology through presentations, publications and participation at trade shows and conferences
  • Assists customers in troubleshooting issues when using their technologies
  • Develops networks within the organizations global technical communities to overcome issues, find solutions, and achieve objectives
  • Provides monthly and quarterly reports on the status and impact of key projects; presents work internally and externally
  • Follows scientific and patent literature related to the field and provide expert analysis
  • Oversees the global intellectual property in laminating adhesive technologies and generates intellectual property when applicable
  • Up to 20% travel may be required

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

JO:  50.24DM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in adhesives
  • 5+ years synthesis experience
  • Experience in hotmelt acrylic is preferred
  • Solid understanding of polymer chemistry and physics; expertise in rheology is preferred
  • Proven track record in commercializing new products
  • A creative and resourceful problem-solver, balancing commercialization speed and scientific rigor in a dynamic environment
  • Up to 20% travel may be required

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

JO:  51.24DM

Meet Your Recruiter

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional since 1996 with experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Executive to Entry level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful at bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in their career searches.

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