Sr. Formulations Scientist

Houston, TX

Posted: 10/18/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 02.7.SS2 Pay Rate: 100,000 - 120,000 Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Formulations Scientist

Our client is seeking a US Citizen PhD Formulations Scientist to join their composites materials group. As a Sr. Formulations Scientist you will be hands on in the development of resin systems to support global applications in the aerospace and defense markets. This requires U.S. Citizenship. Thermoset Epoxy formulation experience is a plus. The right individual will design experiments, conduct benchtop formulations, characterize and interpret results, and help in the scale up of finished products. Our relationship with the customer allows the opportunity for direct interaction with the hiring manager and feedback on candidates. No lengthy portal submittal or AI interpretation of your resume. Call us today or submit your resume for a direct review by our recruiters.
The Scope of the position is to develop high performance material solutions for advanced composite applications. In this role the successful candidate will be responsible for identifying characterizing and creating new composite systems such as those common to prepreg, RTM, resin infusion, pultrusion, filament winding etc.
This position is also responsible for technical efforts and developments in line with the business strategy. The individual is expected to play a key role in creating competitive advantages through technical expertise and innovation. The individual would be expected to directly interact with internal and external key players in the business to successfully drive key programs.
As a Senior Composite Scientist, you will bring the following:
Develop new and modify existing thermoset resins systems in order to improve their performance/cost characteristics.
Hands on experience and fluency with various rheology and thermal analysis instruments specific to thermoset chemistry
Hands on experience in fabrication and mechanical testing of high-performance matrix and composite systems
Candidate must have a good understanding of matrix and composite structure-property relationships.
Develop intellectual property such as patents, papers, presentation etc. to maintain the company as the technology leader in high performance composite materials
Support sales and distribution with expert recommendations for specific application and products
Participate in and complete company-required training programs
Participate in Environmental, Health, & Safety initiatives as set forth by the company
**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at
JO: 02.7.22S

Job Requirements

• Minimum Master of Science, PHD of Science degree preferred, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, Material science or equivalent discipline
• Required: 3-5 years industrial research with demonstrated experience in thermoset chemistries especially formulating of epoxies, and other high temperature composite application
• Understanding of composite processing such as RTM, Filament Winding, Prepregging and other methods
• Strong Organic or Polymer chemistry knowledge in thermoset resin formulation, processing, properties and applications
• Hands on experience and interpretation knowledge on analytical equipment's/ Testing equipment such as DSC, RDA, DMA, TGA, HPLC, IR, Instron, ASTM, SACMA test methods, etc.
• Specific formulation knowledge of Epoxies, bismaleimides & and other high performance resin chemistries for Aerospace and industrial composite application such as preprgging, RTM, infusion etc.
• Good Knowledge in structural property relationship
• Strong interpersonal Skills and type other specific skills requirement Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must have a good level of proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft programs
• Handling of toxic or caustic chemicals (with proper protective equipment) may occur between 25% and 50% of the time
• Moderate noise levels are typical for this job
• Physical demands such as standing, or walking may occur less than 50% of the time.
• Lifting requirements of up to 50 lbs. may occur less than 25% of the time
• 25 percent travel is required
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at
JO: 02.7.SS2

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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