Interfacial Surface Scientist

Hopewell, VA

Posted: 09/27/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 288.23SK Pay Rate: 85,000 - 95,000 Experience:

Job Description

Interfacial Surface Scientist

Conducts complex and/or non-standard research, development, and/or performance testing activities to meet stated objectives of the Technology Development team.  Focused on using theory and mechanism to drive innovation.  May act as overall or technical project lead and direct the work of other technical team members assigned to the project.  High level of communication and presentation skills required.  Often responsible for multiple projects of varying complexity occurring at same time.


  • Performs and/or manages formulations, synthesis, and/or testing activities to meet established project objectives. Effective use and leadership of the company Product Development Process.  Designs approach, test plans, and milestones to project completion. 
  • Evaluates and interprets data, performance, and deliverables. Provides recommendations to R&D and project leaders regarding results, deliverables, progress and challenges.  Identifies and eliminates hurdles to successful project completion.  Conducts special projects as assigned
  • Participates in technical and/or project reviews and presents findings as appropriate. Engages with assigned teams and cross-functional stakeholders, such as business, process, marketing, etc.  Assists in determining future direction
  • Complete complex analytical testing procedures, in-depth analysis and interpretation and provide a detailed and accurate test report to the customer in a timely manner. Evaluate all test/project data to ensure accuracy, completeness and reasonability of conclusions
  • Complete collation of data, final interpretation and written test reports. Consult with the customer as necessary to review and explain results, offer insight and analytical perspective and ensure that project goals are being met
  • Lead or direct special research projects independently. Oversee technical activities and/or supervise technical team members assigned to the project
  • Understand, comply, and promote safe laboratory and work practices, including appropriate safety regulations and procedures.
  • Assure that complete documentation is maintained on ISO or Quality System related activities. Participate in Quality System functions & responsibilities
  • Represent company in technical conferences, societies and other industry activities. Maintain adequate level of technical expertise and self-development through study, seminars, etc.  Stay informed of advanced developments inside and outside of company
  • Participate in IP activities as required, including competitor reviews, freedom to practice assessments, patent filings, invention disclosures, etc.

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

JO:  288.23SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Physics, or Mechanical / Chemical Engineering
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of applicable chemistry and/or engineering principles and application in a research and development environment typically acquired after more than 5 years of relevant experience

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

JO:  288.23SK

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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