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Scientist Job

Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30267 - Posted 12/17/2018 - Research and Development - Cary. North Carolina. US


Job Dimensions

  • Identify potential new resin and additive technologies for unmet market needs
  • Develop innovative coatings solutions aligned with business objectives
  • Advance technical concepts to develop and commercialize new products that provide differentiated performance in the marketplace.


 Key Activities and Responsibilities

 Responsible for the development and commercialization of new technologies and product concepts. Seeks to implement innovative solutions to problems through composition, process, raw material, and formulation understanding.

  • Translates business goals to identify potential projects. Regularly submits new project ideas to further innovation group’s initiatives.
  • Monitors technical literature to develop strong understanding of relevant external technologies and leverage to internal needs.
  • Identifies and establishes opportunities for technical exchange and collaboration between internal and external groups to enhance capabilities and knowledge.
  • Tackles projects with significant technical complexity and ensures high level of technical excellence through: sound use of scientific principles, critical thought, creative problem solving, analytical thinking, open and honest communication of best practices.
  • Designs project plans, technical approaches, timelines, deliverables and IP strategies. Directs project teams in the execution of project plans.
  • Coordinates appropriate resources across the cross-functional team to ensure alignment and delivery of technical goals.
  • Effectively represents the department at multiple levels within company. Provides timely project updates, presentations, and reports to peer and business stakeholders.
  • Fosters an interdependent safety culture in all activities. Ensures safe operations in all activities.



    The position is responsible for development of innovative technologies and new intellectual property and recommendation of growth opportunities

  • Operates at department level and manages day-to-day lab operations. Frequently generates new technical insights or directions from project work.
  • Identifies patentable technology proactively and secures composition of matter, application, and process patents.
  • Monitors and shares broadly relevant technology in area of expertise.
  • Publishes/presents in field of expertise. Generates research reports including complex data analysis, interpretation, and recommendations.
  • Sustains high level of effectiveness in varying environments, including in times of change and ambiguity.


    Required Education/Work Experience

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Science/Engineering, Material Science or related field strongly desired, with 0-5 years of experience
  • A demonstrated track record of technical success, technical knowledge, publications and patents
  • Proficient in computer software: Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with design of experiment (DOE) and statistical analysis methodologies


Demonstrated Competencies

  • Excellent understanding of commercialization processes and good business acumen
  • Competencies in polymer synthesis (emulsion polymers preferred) and structure property relationships




A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ around 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. 

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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