Sr. Chemist

Boston, MA

Posted: 09/24/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 416.18SS Pay Rate: 100,000

Sr. Chemist

The Sr. Chemist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop, support and database record, adhesive compositions for the industrial MMA market
  • Design highly focused and data-driven new product development projects that yield high valued differentiated products. This consists clearly identifying project goals within a stage-gate process, establishing a test strategy, conducting laboratory evaluations and issuing final comprehensive reports
  • Coordinate and work with all internal departments on the technology transfer for commercialization to scale-up, and determine the appropriate design and product specifications to maximize ease of manufacturing and technical literature
  • Responsible to keep up with the environmental and global standard changes for chemicals, maintain a knowledge bank of raw materials and manufacturers for use to develop and maintain present and future needs
  • Manage multiple projects/tasks independently and in a team and fully utilize analytical laboratory equipment
  • When necessary, manage the daily activities of a research lab technician(s)
  • Manage project work load and schedule to effectively minimize distraction and shorten the commercialization process
  • Assist in training / direction of new personnel and distributor reps
  • Stay abreast of and respond to the changing landscapes in market needs, raw materials and technological advances in the field
  • Perform and delegate daily functions as required to provide the highest level of technical assistance and customer satisfaction
  • Maintain an electronic database to record all material, incoming samples materials and development notebook data
  • Work in and be sensitive to global diverse employees and customer environments as part of representing company in customer calls and virtual or direct joint research projects
  • Promote, support and adhere to all safety, environmental and quality related 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 815.756.1221 /

JO:  416.18SS


  • MS/PhD in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science or Polymer Engineering or Equivalent. Advanced Degree Preferred
  • 7-10 years of experience as a Chemist in a product development and manufacturing support with a strong emphasis in MMA
  • Must be a practical, hands-on scientist with good lab technique and problem-solving ability
  • Strong computer, organizational, and destructive and mechanical testing skills are required.
  • Fluency with Word, Excel, Act, Access, and JD Edwards is essential
  • Must have strong communication, organizational, analytical and investigative skills
  • Must be able to travel occasionally

**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:  416.88SS


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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