Sr. Formulation Scientist

Edina, MN

Posted: 08/24/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 371.18DM Pay Rate: 100,000 - 120,000

Sr. Formulations Scientist

The Sr. Formulations Scientist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Proactively develops new materials, leads projects that generate a competitive edge
  • Hands-on attitude with desire to invent materials and processes that change the technology landscape
  • Technical expert in adhesive chemistries, polymer network physics, highly filled suspension rheology, and/or resin cure chemistry
  • Builds prototype samples using processes for spray coating, web-handling and liquid coating/patterning
  • Analyzes material properties in conjunction with local and global company Analytical team
  • Manages technical aspects of project within Stage Gate system in conjunction with professional project manager
  • Assesses logistical requirements to successfully complete projects and plan accordingly
  • Translates customer and market feedback into technical specifications and develops product formulations and applicable data packages for specific customers and general market
  • Provides work direction to technicians and/or Engineers/Scientists working on the projects under his/her leadership
  • Reads and interprets patents, examines new product concepts and technology, and determines how to improve or utilize technology. Generates intellectual property in the form of patents, trade secrets, and formulation know-how
  • Contributes actively to a safe work culture by applying and contributing to safety procedures and lab safety systems
  • Participates and presents papers at conferences, serves in professional committees

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

JO:  371.18DM


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field is required. MS or PhD strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in Research and Development with specific experience in formulation of polymers / adhesives required
  • Understanding of heat transfer materials and thermal materials and thermal interface products desired
  • Knowledge of polymer science, including polymer chemistry, structure property relationships, rheology, bulk and adhesive mechanics of soft materials is required
  • Should have knowledge of MS Office, Labview, Autocad or solid drawing programs and other common technical software packages

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

JO:  371.18DM

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 22 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, 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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