Product Development Chemist / Formulations & Synthesis

Location: Edison, NJ
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $555,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science; Master of Science;
Date: 5/11/2018
Job ID: 02592802
Job Description
The Product Development Chemist will be a hand-on laboratory position with additional Program Leadership responsibilities and a “director” title in a well-established company.    As “Director of R&D” you’ll be a senior level technical expert tasked with bringing this company “into the future” - to the next level of innovation in ion-exchange purification technologies with a focus on and resins for liquid purification. 

Why does this seem to be a fantastic opportunity?:
  • You’ll be a key player in a forward-thinking manufacturing company and report directly to the VP Divisional Manager who is focused on innovation and product development as part of his business growth strategy.
  • This company has been in business for over 50 years.Since they have essential cornered the market in their primary space (enjoying 75- 80% market share), there is a strong knowledge base to build on!
  • This position is a resume builder for the Formulation Chemist who will step in to a “Director” position.
  • A great base salary; Comprehensive relocation benefits to covers your move including real-estate transaction costs plus extra allowances;   Company sponsored insurance programs (Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription, Life);  401K plan with matching & a Pension Plan;  Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays.
 
Responsibilities

As “Director of R&D” / Product Development Chemist, you will become the “go-to” technical expert driving corporate innovation in the area of ion-exchange liquid purification.  Working on site where the resins are manufactured, you’ll lead product development activities in a laboratory setting as the primary Product Chemist in the Utility Water Purification Group.  You’ll also pitch in and help the technical sales and field service teams troubleshoot customer problems with water-purification systems and customer resin regeneration processes.  This is a hand-on position combined with strategic planning as you apply your knowledge of the Resins and IX Technology.
  • Enhance existing formulations of Ion Exchange products used to remove trace contamination in water recycle systems.(Working hands-on in a laboratory setting.)
  • Oversee the synthesis and scale-up of new products.
  • Develop physical and chemical characterization protocols.
  • Conduct product performance evaluations, and define chemical and physical attributes for marketing and technical publications.
  • Conduct competitive technology evaluations to benchmark product performance against competitors’ products.
  • Generate detailed laboratory reports summarizing your R&D efforts and presentation findings to management.
  • Assist the field engineers and sales team with customer trouble shooting.
Background Profile:
  • A career focus that includes Ion-exchange (IX) Technology in liquid purification (not protein purification**).
    • Best if experience includes specialty IX media for low-level contaminant removal in high purity water applications in NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.. See footnote. **
  • BS or MS in Chemistry, PhD preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in formulation & synthesis.
  • Experienced with analytical testing methods, testing, and equipment.
  • Good communication skills required for interacting with customers and senior management.
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the USA without restrictions.
** Footnote: No interest in background that involve “protein purification via ion-exchange”.  The VP/ Business Manager does not find such background technically relevant to application with large volumes of water.