Seed Coatings Scientist

Tampa, FL

Posted: 02/21/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 66.19LR Pay Rate: 80,000 - 120,000

Seed Coating Scientist

Looking for a Seed Coating Scientist that has a passion for developing new products related to industrial applications such as mineral flotation reagents, fertilizer coatings, and additives for asphalt road paving.  Primarily laboratory work, but also some limited field work.  Lab work will be focused on the synthesis of new products and conducting performance evaluations for existing and potential new business areas for the company. 

Primary duties and responsibilities:  Project Management:  Create, plan and execute a technical portfolio platform from concept to commercial launch.  Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS):  Perform safety audits both inside and outside of the technical organization.  Intellectual Property:  Develop an intellectual property strategy that will protect the value of the company portfolio of patent filings.  Leadership:  Lead large Innovation Project Teams including team members that are outside of Technical.  Presentations:  Present to customers and at external conferences.  Communication:  Accurately document all work and communicate results to project team and others either verbally or written.  Customer Processes:  Fully understand how their products work in customer processes.  Manufacturing Support:  Fully understand their manufacturing capabilities.

  • Perform research in assigned areas and collaborate alongside other researchers
  • Develop laboratory tests and analytical procedures
  • Develop new products / solutions for customer base
  • Interface with Sales and Marketing to introduce new products
  • Interface with Engineering and Production staff to bring new products on line
  • Supervise assigned technical staff
  • Limited travel, as necessary

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

JO:  66.19LR



  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or related science, highly preferred
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry or related sciences, required
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in industrial chemistry applications, required (8 years’ experience is required with a bachelor’s degree)
  • Experience in setting up and supervising a lab, preferred
  • The ability to manage projects, required
  • Experience working at a large corporate, preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory safety policies and procedures, chemical hazards, and other precautions to promote and effective and safe workplace
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, required

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

JO:  66.19LR

Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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