Natural Polymer Scientist (Brecksville, Ohio, US, 44141)

Lubrizol Advanced Materials currently has an opportunity for a Senior Scientist within our Personal, Home and Health Care Molecular Design Group.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop a deep understanding of Lubrizol's Personal, Home and Health Care line of rheology modifiers
Utilize advanced knowledge of naturally-based rheology modifiers to expand our portfolio of innovative solutions to the Personal, Home and Health Care markets
Perform structure-property analysis and apply the knowledge towards development of new products and deepen our understanding of performance of these products
Evaluate potential of externally and internally developed products and their application to our markets
Work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment on complex polymer development, testing and characterization
Work on scale-up of products from lab scale to pilot scale and then to manufacturing
Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers
Follow safe laboratory practices
Skills, Qualifications, Experience:
PhD in polymer chemistry/organic chemistry/polymer science/chemical engineering/bio-engineering
2-5 years Industrial R&D experience considered a plus
Solid understanding of natural polymer synthesis/functionalization
Strong knowledge of polymer rheology
Understanding of polymer characterization methods such as GPC, NMR, LC, GC, MS, DSC, DLS, FTIR, or ITC
Experience in biotechnology (ex. fermentation, enzymatic polymerization) considered a plus
Track record of innovative thinking, technical accomplishments and leadership of multiple projects
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
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