Sr. Emulsion Polymer Synthesis Scientist

Chicago, IL

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 30.23SK Pay Rate: 100,000 - 130,000 Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Emulsion Polymer Synthesis Scientist

Due to retirement, this Global Company is looking to bring emulsion and surfactant synthesis skills to the large Polymer R&D Team.  The duties and responsibilities of the Sr. Emulsion Polymer Synthesis Scientist will include:

  • Synthesis of waterborne alkyd and urethane resins
  • Responsible for completing assigned synthesis related projects that will cover multiple coatings application areas including both architectural and industrial markets
  • Projects include developing new products, modifying existing products to meet the needs of our customers, and providing technical support to our customers as well as manufacturing support
  • This position will interface with Customers, Sales, Manufacturing, Technical Service, procurement, and other synthesis groups
  • Generation of technical reports, invention disclosures, presentations, and product literature
  • Up to 25% travel to support customers and manufacturing is possible

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

JO:  30.23SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • PhD Chemist with a minimum of 5 years of synthesis in waterborne alkyd, waterborne, urethane or latex resins developing products for the commercial market
  • Proven record with commercializing of new products
  • Good structure-property understanding
  • Track-record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments and utilization of analytical tools, technical knowledge, data, and statistical tools to solve technical challenges and enhance chemistries and process development
  • Knowledge of surfactant chemistry a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to work in a team environment
  • Efficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SAP preferred

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

JO:  30.23SK

Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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