Sr. Synthesis Scientist

Houston, TX

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 39.23SS Pay Rate: 90,000+ Experience:

Job Description

Our client is seeking a US Citizen PhD Organic Synthesis Scientist to join their composites materials group.  As a Sr. Synthesis Scientist you will be hands on in the development of resin systems to support global applications in the aerospace and defense applications.  This requires U.S. Citizenship.  Thermoset Resin experience is a plus.  The right individual will design experiments, conduct small reactor synthesis (reactions), characterize and interpret results, and help in the scale up of polymers at the plant level.  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 synthesize high performance materials based on thermoset chemistry for the Advanced Materials business. This position entails exploring new synthetic reactions, modifying existing synthetic processes, and performing & understanding material characterization as it relates to structural and performance properties of epoxies, benzoxazines, bismaleimides, amines and their precursors. The candidate must be a US citizen.
In summary, as the Senior Synthesis Scientist, you will:
• Develop new generations of high-performance materials based on thermoset chemistry,
• Modify existing thermoset materials to improve their cost/performance characteristics,
• Generate original ideas and solutions to synthetic problems and secure new IP,
• Effectively collaborate with formulators and application scientists to mature new resins and chemistries,
• Support process development for pilot trials and product scale up as related to the chemistry of new and existing products,
• Engage internal and external collaborators and cross functional teams including marketing, sales, and supply chain in support of project objectives.

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at

JO:  39.23SS



Job Requirements


• Minimum Master of Science, PHD of Science degree preferred, Chemistry, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, Material science or equivalent discipline.
• 0–2-year industrial research experience with 4+ years background in synthesis and characterization of epoxies, bismaleimides, other thermoset resins, and amine products.
• Required: 3-5 years industrial research with demonstrated experience in organic synthesis.
• Strong understanding of small molecule synthesis and polymer chemistry,
• Good knowledge in structure property relationships,
• Thermoset resin processing, properties, and applications,
• Hands on experience with analytical equipment such as HPLC, NMR, DSC, DMA, TGA, IR, etc. and data interpretation,
• Application knowledge of epoxy resins and amine chemistries that are used in composites, adhesives, coatings, and electronic applications,
• Desirable knowledge in high temperature thermoset chemistries and their use in composite materials for aerospace and defense applications,
• Excellent oral and written communication skills,
• Strong interpersonal skills,
• Must have a good level of proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft programs.
• 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
• 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: 39.23SS


Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Senior 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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