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Organic Peroxides Process Scientist Job

Date: Oct 13, 2018

Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 27962 - Posted 12/27/2017 - Research and Development - King of Prussia. Pennsylvania. US


Based at Arkema's Corporate Offices and R&D Center in King of Prussia, PA, the Senior Research Scientist provides technical and safety leadership in the area of process chemistry to support the Organic Peroxides manufacturing business and plants. 


Specific job activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Fully engage and participate in Arkema departmental and site wide safety programs and ensures safe laboratory operation, supporting a culture of continuous safety improvement.
  • Work closely with internal customers, project teams and lab colleagues to solve technical problems.
  • Develop functional solutions to complex manufacturing processes utilizing laboratory and pilot facilities.

  • Scale-up and install processes in manufacturing plants in collaboration with engineering and plant personnel. 

  • Analyze complex analytical issues in collaboration with QC personnel and develop the necessary experimental programs to provide solutions.  

  • Collaborate with process engineers and manufacturing plant engineers to optimize industrial processes.  

  • Contribute to the innovation culture at Arkema by exhibiting curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and collaboration with others to constantly improve our methods and products.



  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • 10+ years of industrial experience as process chemist.
  • Background in synthetic chemistry (preferably organic) and industrial process development.
  • Understanding of chemical engineering principles, process development and optimization.
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry and understanding of plant operations.
  • Chemical systems modeling experience utilizing complex datasets a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a track record of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Self-starting ability with exceptional time and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated multitasking capabilities.

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 €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 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, compensation and training.

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