Sr. Product Development Scientist - Coating Additives

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Posted: 09/12/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 401.18CM Pay Rate: 110,000 - 120,000

Sr. Product Development Scientist – Coating Additives

The Product Development Scientist works as a member of the Technology team within the Silanes Global Business Unit.  As a member of the global Technology team the successful candidate will work closely with Marketing and Manufacturing teams to design and develop Organo-functional Silanes for Protective and Industrial Coatings.  In addition, the candidate will establish formulation guidelines related to this product technology based on a deep understanding of the key chemical and physical interactions in Coating formulations and knowledge of the end applications.  The candidate may also be involved in translations of new or existing products to other world regions and will provide technical support to the plants on an as needed basis in support of quality and or productivity projects.

  • The successful candidate works on the design and evaluation of new, differentiated Organo-functional Silanes to meet the needs of the Protective Coatings Market and drive business growth for company
  • The candidate establishes formulation guidelines based on a solid understanding of the key chemical and physical interactions in Coating formulations and knowledge of the end applications
  • This person also is responsible for ensuring utilization and development of world-class evaluation and characterization methodologies in collaboration with industry and academic leaders and with global customers in order to demonstrate the benefits of new product technologies in target applications and to develop compelling data to support product promotion in the market place
  • This person works cross functionally with the Marketing and Sales teams to identify new market needs within the industry and assists in the identification of innovative silane and silicone product solutions that can meet these needs. They will provide technical support to customers as needed
  • The candidate will conduct reviews and evaluations of existing patents and publications and generates new intellectual property (IP) as required
  • This person will effectively manage multiple projects, ensuring clear alignment of goals and deliverables with business and market needs

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

JO:  401.18CM


  • MS/PhD Chemistry / Polymer Science (BS with significant relevant experience)
  • 10+ years industrial experience in the coatings industry with expertise to develop formulations for a variety of coatings applications
  • Possess high energy with the ability to handle diverse responsibilities, to prioritize, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously with emphasis on quality and speed
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills in English with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to show value of additives to the coatings market
  • New products, formulate into coatings, demonstrating unique properties / values
  • Good chemistry background, will be speaking with synthetic chemists, can even make suggestions back to synthesis team
  • Architectural or industrial, solvent and/or waterborne
  • Ideally would have some experience with silanes, but not necessary. More interested in scientists that understand how components come together and how additives impact performance of coatings
  • Coming from a coatings company would be ideal because they can see it from the customers point of view, but someone from a raw material supplier would be considered as well

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

JO:  401.18CM

Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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