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Process Development Chemist- job post

Heraeus Incorporated

Vandalia, OH 45377

As an employer, we offer open space - For Designers. For Forward Thinkers. For Doers. Innovation has been the secret of our sustained business success for 165 years, and you can have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to help us write that next chapter of success.

Here are just a few of the things you will get to do:

  • Further standardize existing products and to support the scale-up process of new products meeting customer specifications and performance requirements.
  • Assist in the creation or revision to the process or other engineering methods of operation to increase production or improve standards to meet customers' specifications.
  • Improve the standardization of existing products to achieve reproducibility and an improved First Pass Yield.
  • Create, modify and maintain standard operating procedures for existing products, product modifications and new products.
  • Utilize expertise to formulate hypotheses and seek or devise novel solutions to technical problems.
  • Coordinate with other Operators and other departments such as R&D, QC and Technical Services.

We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy, and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or like field is required.
  • At least 2 years' of experience in a chemical production facility is required. However, a combination of education and experience will also be taken into consideration.
  • Self-starter with an attention to detail is desired.
  • Organizational skills, teamwork skills, and the ability to multi-task will help make the candidate successful.
  • Knowledge of equipment such as pumps, ovens, stirrers, dryers and tools, including their uses, repair, and maintenance is an added bonus.

R&D Chemist

Modern Recreational Technologies

Greensboro, NC 27409

Modern Recreational Technologies is seeking a talented and motivated R&D Chemist to join our team. MRT is the industry leader for technology and services that support the recreational market segment which consists of Pettit, Ramuc, ValvTect and Tuff Coat brands.

The R&D Chemist's main responsibilities will include developing new product formulations as well as modify existing products and services for its brands. Document and communicate research and development information with all appropriate associates. The team at MRT is comprised of exceptional, passionate individuals who love the outdoors and are dedicated to creating solutions that maximize the recreational time our customers work hard to enjoy. This is an excellent opportunity for passionate and innovative individuals to join a winning team in the recreational industry.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Learn, understand, and maintain a fundamental knowledge of market, customer, and technology business needs. Work at translating these needs into products and services that bring quantifiable value to customers and to MRT.
  • Prepare laboratory coating formulations for project evaluations.
  • Complete full product testing of laboratory coatings produced.
  • Be able to review color and match colors with the assistance of a spectrophotometer.
  • Support production with batch supervision as needed to complete new product launches.
  • Ensure all experiments and technologies comply with safe laboratory practices and standards.
  • Document and communicate opportunities, ideas, results, and issues in a timely manner.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the Chemical or Coatings industries.

Desired requirements:

  • 3-5 years of R&D lab experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of coatings science and technology
  • Ability to match colors in various paint applications.
  • Understanding of coatings application and testing using ASTM standards, ISO standards, and other standards as necessary
  • Familiar with safe operation and maintenance of laboratory and application equipment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • No issues working around hazardous materials or smelling paint fumes
  • Computer literate

Senior Polymer Process Chemist/Engineer

Viamer Biosciences

Durham, NC 27703

Viamer Biosciences is commercializing our proprietary CYPREX polymer biomaterials for use in medical devices and combination drug delivery products. The Senior Polymer Process Engineer/Chemist will play a key role in the R&D scale-up and transfer to manufacturing of our polymer technology.


  • Lead the synthesis and scale-up (multi-Kg) of novel monomers and polymers for medical device and pharmaceutical applications.
  • Lead the transition from development phase into production (GMP) of new processes and products.
  • Support risk analysis reviews of materials, processes, and products.
  • Plan and execute characterization testing of polymer products, and analyze root causes on a wide variety of materials failures related to issues arising in development, manufacturing, or post-processing of products.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with 3rd party stakeholders including suppliers, testing facilities, contract manufacturers, and customers to drive product development.
  • Synthesize and present results in high quality technical formats appropriate for various business, legal, and regulatory environments.


  • MS/PhD degree in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
  • Must have 3-8 years of industry experience in large-scale (multi-Kg) organic synthesis (preferably GMP polymer synthesis)
  • Specific experience (3+ years) in an FDA/ISO regulated industry environment, required.
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanistic organic chemistry, practical synthetic techniques, and analytical methods, required.
  • Knowledge of statistics and DOE methods, required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with demonstrated experience in technical writing.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work both independently and in a team.

Materials Scientist


Somerville, MA

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring groundbreaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

Materials development presents one of the greatest opportunities to innovate in 3D printing, unlocking new applications in different industries such as engineering, consumer, manufacturing, automotive and healthcare. Our materials science team works closely with product management, hardware and software teams to develop new materials that push the boundaries of what can be done with 3D printing.

If you are a scientist or engineer with experience in polymer development who's excited to break new ground in an industry that's moving at lightning speed, we want you as a Materials Scientist.

The Job:

  • Conduct research and develop world-class materials for 3D printing from initial lab explorations to validation and commercialization
  • Collaborate with hardware and software engineers to ensure new and existing materials print on our hardware seamlessly and reliably
  • Design and perform experiments, and use the results to inform and develop materials performance improvements
  • Partner with product management, hardware and software engineers to continuously improve our materials


  • A creative and resourceful problem-solver, balancing speed and scientific rigor in a dynamic environment
  • Have solid understanding of the fundamentals of materials science and polymer development
  • Passionate about testing and troubleshooting, not afraid to test hundreds of times
  • Love to harness data; can design and conduct rigorous experiments to optimize materials
  • Can work autonomously and take initiative to learn new skills to complete an objective
  • Understand the value of good documentation
  • Excited to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists and engineers
  • B.S., M.S., or PhD in a relevant science or engineering field (all are welcome)

Bonus Skills (Optional):

  • Experience developing materials for 3D printing, especially for SLA/DLP or SLS printers!
  • 3D CAD modeling
  • Programming skills (Python, Matlab, SQL, etc)