Senior Applications Scientist - Homecare

Houston, TX

Posted: 10/12/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 393.18LR Pay Rate: 112,000 - 131,000

Senior Application Scientist – Homecare

We are looking for an experienced research chemist in the Homecare market.  The ideal candidate will have experience with molecular synthesis, formulation, and other laboratory procedures, have demonstrated creativity in the markets, be able to present and speak to people at their own level about these ideas and have demonstrated the ability to bring ideas from the laboratory to market.    Responsibilities will include:

  • Formulate materials for the Homecare markets utilizing company products in order to develop new product mixtures or demonstrate the performance of company products
  • Assist Marketing and Sales by identifying opportunities within the Home and Personal Care markets for current or new technologies developed by company
  • Research the properties, applications and benefits of new molecules; synthesize new molecules; research the reapplication of existing molecules from other markets into uses in the Home and Personal Care markets
  • Work proficiently and safely in the laboratory using standard techniques and identifying and implementing new techniques where necessary
  • Direct the activities of technicians in their day-to-day activities, including running experiments, testing materials, setting up and testing new laboratory apparatus and other activities
  • Travel to various customer locations and industry meetings in order to meet with customers and make industry contacts concerning technical opportunities (10-20%)
  • Support marketing, technical services and company be developing, reviewing, critiquing and presenting communications such as Technical Data Sheets, slide presentations, posters, technical papers, etc. to customers, distributors and others
  • Answer customer, sales and marketing questions about products, performance and applications of Home and Personal Care systems
  • Work with engineers and manufacturing to produce and scale up new products, improve current processes and address product performance opportunities
  • Write reports (monthly, project, etc.) that document and communicate the work that has been performed
  • Give presentations to management concerning projects and the progress of work
  • There will be approximately 25% travel
  • These are both long & short-term projects

**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:  393.18LR


  • Degree in Chemistry with experience, a Ph.D. with 10+, master’s with 12+ or bachelor’s with 15+ years in Homecare industries. This includes Hard Surface Cleaners, Laundry Soap and Dish Soap
  • Proven experience in the development of surfactants and/or dispersants, including synthesis, formulation and the demonstration of applications is REQUIRED
  • Experience developing new products including formulation and molecular synthesis of novel materials and mixtures
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a product from laboratory to market is REQUIRED
  • Be able to utilize DoE and other advanced software and tools to reduce development time of new products
  • Use Word, Excel, email and scientific software proficiently
  • Be able to work in a team environment, be a self-starter on projects and interact and support colleagues and others in a respectful but creative manner

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Have patents, publications or other public materials that demonstrate creativity in Home Care chemistries
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Be able to present materials to an audience consisting of management, technical or non-technical colleagues, distributors or customers in such a way as to create understanding of the materials presented
  • Commercialized products
  • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills with Microsoft program

**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:  393.18LR


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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