Principal Scientist - Security Clearance Required

Cedar Park, TX

Posted: 09/26/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 422.18SS Pay Rate: 120,000 - 150,000

Job Description

Principal Scientist – Security Clearance Required

The Principal Scientist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Apply expert knowledge to proposed research projects, exploratory and formal research programs
  • Coordinate interdisciplinary resources in collaboration with the research team and line management. Collaborate with customers, and sales
  • Propose and conduct experiments, critically evaluate data, drawing appropriate conclusions and develop a forward plan of action
  • Serve as representative on a project team in area of expertise as it relates to writing proposals, securing funding, and delivering results
  • Maintain knowledge of published developments in research field; recommend alternative approaches to research projects and programs
  • Foster a spirit of cooperation, teamwork and motivation within the laboratory and department
  • Present scientific results in a variety of settings, both formal and informal, and both within and outside of the company
  • Contribute to the development of the TRI patent portfolio and the scientific literature

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  422.18SS

Job Requirements


  • 10 years minimum of development of polymeric coatings, adhesives, sealants, or foams
  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics; Material Science
  • High aptitude in DOE, Hands on Formulation; Hands on Characterization
  • Must obtain Secret Security Clearance (DOD)
  • Patent Work
  • Ability to effectively research and write proposals for government funding
  • 10 years of direct formulation of novel polymeric coatings to full commercialization
  • Development in Polyurethanes; Epoxies; Polyurea; or 100% High Solids preferred
  • Polymer chemist with extensive experience in hands on laboratory formulation and optimization of new, patentable, high performance polymer materials such as coatings, molding compounds, adhesives, resins, sealants, and foams
  • Hands on formulator that will run projects from proposal writing through final development and testing
  • Must be strong in DOE, and systemic process analysis of cause and effects in development
  • Experience managing project/contract budgets and writing and winning research proposals is highly desirable
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, creative, and organized team player with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills must be at the highest levels

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  422.18SS

Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Technical Recruiter

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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