Ph.D. Chemist/Chemical Engineer
Eastman Chemical Company 67 reviews - Kingsport, TN

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Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) is a major global company whose products touch the lives of people around the world every day. We provide a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day.

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a FORTUNE 500 company serving customers in approximately 100 countries, with $9.3 billion in revenues and 13,500 employees worldwide.

The position will support Eastman Chemical Company's Plasticizer's business with responsibility for plasticizers applications research and development. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a basic understanding of formulation and processing of plasticized products and translate that understanding into commercial concepts. He or she will serve as a technical expert for plasticizer formulations and uses both for customers and internal partners and will be expected to conduct/oversee laboratory work to develop basic knowledge to support new business opportunities. Candidates should be able to communicate with and advise others and will need to function effectively in multidisciplinary team environments. The position will be located in Kingsport, Tennessee, but will interface with global partners and customers. The candidate must be willing to travel domestically and internationally.


Required Education:
Ph.D. in relevant Engineering or Chemistry discipline from an accredited university /college.

Expertise/Experience - Able to develop basic understanding of the performance of a polymer or formulated system through a combination of structure-property-processing knowledge and experimentation.

Experience with plasticizers, PVC, or processing of non-Newtonian systems is a plus.

Communication Skills - Able and willing to make professional presentations, document work in technical reports, and protect intellectual property. Must be able to clearly communicate technical conclusions and the relevance of those conclusions to business, sales, marketing and other partners. Must possess good listening skills.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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Doctorate Degree (over 19 years)

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