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R&D Polymer Scientist MS or PhD -Relocation to San Diego, CA/Oceanside

Nitto Denko Technical Corporation New Haven, CT
  • Expired: 21 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position: Polymer Scientist

Position Objective:

Nitto Denko Technical Corp has one immediate opening for a highly motivated and creative chemist to join our location in Oceanside, CA. This position seeks to synthesize and evaluate new polymers for a surface modification application.

Essential Job Requirements

  • PhD in Chemistry or Polymer Science and Engineering and 0-5 years industrial experience OR MS with minimum 5 years industrial experience

  • Experience with polymer synthesis or processing is a must

  • In-depth knowledge of organic chemistry

  • In-depth knowledge of structure-property relations and materials properties; ability to design materials to desired properties

  • Broad experience in polymers such as bulk radical polymerization, controlled/”living” radical polymerizations, surface grafted polymers, copolymer formulations, core-shell polymer nanoparticles, etc.

  • Strong awareness of safety of chemicals and reactions, ability to handle materials that are sensitive to air, light, and moisture.

  • Proven ability to follow detailed SOPs and perform analytical techniques such as GC, LC-MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, and NMR

  • Experience in analytical method development is a plus (e.g. HPLC analysis of complex mixtures)

  • Highly motivated and self-driven individual with the ability to work independently, and multi-task under aggressive timeline to support team and corporate objectives

Preferred qualification

  • Experience in surface modification using design materials

  • Experience in biomolecules such as proteins and amino acids

  • Experience with water based polymers

  • Small molecule and monomer design, synthesis, and purification (in addition to polymer experience)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, and conduct the synthesis, purification and characterization of polymer or small molecules of interest

  • Contribute to analytical method development and continuous improvement of existing analytical methods

  • Maintain excellent laboratory records, and write reports and research summaries as required

  • Interact closely with other scientists to develop comprehensive solutions

  • Participate in intellectual property creation

Physical Job Requirements:

Office/Lab environment. Lifting up to 50 pounds may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keypad or to write, as well as talk and hear. They are required to stand, walk or sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.

Disclaimer: This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job duties; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Nitto Denko Technical Corporation

Why Work Here?

NDT offers an exciting interdisciplinary work environment, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits.

Nitto Denko Technical Corporation (NDT, is a subsidiary R&D center and a member of NITTO DENKO Group ( The mission of NDT is “Creating New Technologies for the Business Centers of Tomorrow”. Founded in 2000, NDT now has three research divisions with over 50 scientists: Research Innovation Center (RIC), Niche Innovation Center (NIC) and Life Science Center (LSC). Our primary focus is on cutting edge technologies that will provide practical solutions for leading industry sectors such as Opto-electronics, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and others. Our long-term vision, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team of researchers makes NDT a vibrant and exciting center of new ideas and brilliant technologies. NDT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy status, military status, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NDT 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. Learn more about what we do at


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