Research Scientist


: $97,665.00 - $173,200.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Research Scientist


The Research Scientist uses water soluble polymer and industrial enzyme competencies to develop novel solutions for pulp and paper customer problems. Work may include development of enzyme formulations, dry strength, wet strength, and retention / drainage chemistries based upon water-soluble polymer technology.


  • Reviews patent and other literature in area of expertise.
  • Performs hazard reviews and maintains compliance with all lab safety requirements.
  • Plans, conducts, and analyzes data from laboratory experiments.
  • Documents and reports findings and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Interacts with marketing, applications, and commercial teams to develop commercial evaluation plans.
  • Participates in commercial trials.
  • Works jointly with other team members and may direct the day-to-day activities of one or more technicians.
  • Qualifications

  • M.S. minimum, Ph.D. preferred with polymer and biochemistry academic focus including synthesis and characterization
  • 5-10 years industrial research experience - water-soluble polymers and enzymes
  • Pulp and paper applications background preferred
  • Thorough understanding of industrial application of enzymes.
  • Experience in polymer synthesis and characterization techniques
  • Ability to apply fundamental science to successfully develop new products and application technology in complex aqueous pulp and paper systems
  • MS Office tools
  • Statistical experimental design and data analysis
  • Client offers a competitive salary package that is dependent on qualifications and experience as well as a strong benefit package, plus participation in a company wide bonus plan. Interested candidates should submit current resume along with salary history. Please note that all candidates applying must have proper US work authorization, client will NOT sponsor.
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    Associated topics: chemical, chemical engineering, coatings, nutrition, pha, phenolic, plastics, polymer, polymer synthesis, polyurethane * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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