Senior Applications Scientist - Decorative Coatings
Elementis Specialties - East Windsor, NJ

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Duties

  • Participate in the development of additives for use in Industrial, Automotive and Decorative Coatings, through: a) assessing their fundamental rheological, wetting, dispersant and adhesion properties; and b) making and testing fully formulated coatings.
  • Develop new coating formulations that showcase the benefit of the new additives.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to customers, industry meetings/conferences and senior management.
  • Respond to technical questions from customers.
  • Design and execute experiments to find solutions to customer related issues.
  • Qualifications:

  • BS with at least 3 years of experience in a coatings applications laboratory.
  • or

  • MS/PhD in material science or related field. Emphasis on studies related to coatings technology preferred.
  • Required Experience

    Record of:

  • Formulating and testing coatings (or inks) containing a broad range of resins and additives.
  • Collaborating with a team of scientists to design, synthesize and evaluate coating additives.
  • Working independently through all stages of a project – from developing project objectives, through execution, to reporting of data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Additional Requirements

  • Team and detail oriented.
  • Excellent presentation skills – oral and written.


  • Experience

    Required:
    1. Formulating and testing coatings (or inks) containing a broad range of resins and additives.
    2. Working independently through all stages of a project – from developing project objectives, through execution, to reporting of data in a clear and concise manner.

    Preferred:

    Skills

    Required:
    Sound understanding of the interplay between coatings formulation ingredient. Familiarity with latest evolution of resins, pigments and additives as used in coatings.

    Preferred:
    Excellent understanding of the fundamentals of decorative coatings technology with emphasis on rheology. Familiarity with the global coatings literature and patent landscape

    Special

    Required:
    None

    Preferred:

    Supervisory

    Preferred:

    Required:
    Proven ability to guide the work of one or more senior scientists.

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