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Senior Chemist

Peabody, MA

Posted: 02/27/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 56.24SS Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Senior Chemist

As a Senior Chemist, you will get to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, leveraging your entrepreneurial spirit, investigative abilities, and customer-relationship skills, to create great product development outcomes.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of driving innovation and growth for a Division within a market-leading, Fortune 200 organization!


  • Lead the development of new acrylic, polyurethane, and/or epoxy adhesive products or technologies for alternative energy, transportation, wear & abrasion, and general industrial markets.
  • Innovate with polymers, catalysts, modifiers, and monomers in adhesives and coatings to fulfill unmet customer/application needs for developing differentiated products and solutions while complying with adopted ISO requirements.
  • Manage technical aspects of assigned projects within a stage-gate process in conjunction with a project manager.
  • Clearly identify project goals, product design requirements, technical approach, test strategy, and conduct laboratory evaluations and issue final comprehensive reports.
  • Conduct patent searches to monitor competitive innovations and generate intellectual property in own area of development in the form of patents, formulation know-how, and trade secrets.
  • Lead the scale-up of formulations from lab scale to mid- and full-size commercial batches. Coordinate and work with internal departments on the technology transfer for scale-up, and commercialization, and determine the appropriate design and product specifications to maximize ease of manufacturing and customer application.
  • Provide short- and long-term support for current products to maintain company’s reputation for quality and performance by qualifying alternative sources of raw materials and validating performance.
  • Manage multiple projects/tasks independently and as part of a team and fully utilize analytical laboratory equipment.
  • Work hands-on in the laboratory, when necessary, and manage the daily activities of a research lab technician(s).
  • Understand and stay abreast of important safety and regulatory requirements affecting existing products and new products being developed.
  • Provide training in subject-matter expertise to new employees.
  • Promote, support, and adhere to all safety, environmental, and quality policies and procedures.

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

JO:  56.24SS

Job Requirements

Candidate Factors:

  • Advanced degree in Organic or Polymer Chemistry. PhD preferred
  • 10 years of industrial R&D experience in product development roles preferred
  • Adhesives and coatings formulation experience highly preferred
  • Proven track record of successfully developing new and innovative products with significant revenue impact
  • Solid knowledge of structure-property relationships in adhesive and coating materials is highly preferred
  • Extensive experience with polymer testing and characterization equipment (Instron, DMA, DSC, FT-IR, rheometers, TMA, TGA, GC-MS, and other spectroscopic and chemical analysis equipment)
  • Strong computer and organizational skills are required. Proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams
  • Willing to collaborate and work in cross-functional teams to advance ideas and projects
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and investigative skills
  • Must be a practical, hands-on chemist/scientist with excellent formulation skills and problem-solving ability
  • Track record of technical capabilities evidenced by patents and published peer-reviewed journal articles

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

JO:  56.24SS

Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Section Manager - Lab Industrial

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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