Now NDT has one immediate opening for a highly motivated and creative synthetic polymer chemist to join our location in Oceanside, CA. This position seeks a chemist who has broad knowledge and experiences in various polymerization methods, monomer synthesis, product development and polymer related product processing, formulations, and familiarity with analytical techniques used in elastomeric, rubber, plastic, polymer, polymer compounds, additives, materials, and polymer related products.
Essential Job Requirements
MS or higher in Chemistry or Polymer Science and Engineering a closely-related field; > 5 years industrial experience in an R&D setting
Strong polymer synthesis background is a must, such as ATRP, anionic, cationic, condensation, free radical polymerization. In-depth knowledge of structure-property relations and materials properties; ability to design materials to desired properties is a must.
Monomer synthesis experience is strongly preferred.
In-depth knowledge of developing and formulating new products in the broad fields of organic, inorganic and hybrid materials with various applications is a plus.
Bio-based materials, bio-based building blocks, biomass related experience is a plus.
In-depth knowledge of conducting and specializing in diverse analytical techniques and instruments in various polymers, plastic materials, additives, metals, oils, adhesives, inks, and paints
Broad experience with conducting and modifying different types of sample pretreatments, mixing/compounding, coating, pressing, lamination, and transferring processes.
Strong awareness of safety of chemicals and reactions, ability to handle materials that are sensitive to air, light, and moisture.
Highly motivated and self-driven individual with the ability to work independently, and multi-task under aggressive timeline to support team and corporate objectives
Broad experience in polymers such as bulk radical polymerization, controlled/”living” radical polymerizations, surface grafted polymers, copolymer formulations, core-shell polymer nanoparticles, etc.
Experience with waterborne polymers
Proven ability to follow detailed SOPs and perform analytical techniques such as GC, LC-MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, and NMR
Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges, excellent problem-solving abilities, creativity and ability to work in cross-functional teams.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and formulate new products in the broad fields of organic, inorganic and hybrid materials with various applications
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.