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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC91719885
Company Name
Chemours
Physical Address

Wilmington, DE 19806
Job Description

At Chemours, our purpose is to help create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry!

The Chemours Titanium Technologies Product Development Organization located in Wilmington, Delaware, has a Polymer Scientist position available. This is an important role within our research organization. This Polymer Scientist will play a leading role in the commercialization of new titanium dioxide and related technologies for the plastics industry. The successful candidate will be part of a team with focus on commercializing novel titanium dioxide technologies that bring new properties to a wide variety of plastic compositions and applications. The successful applicant will be a part of cross functional team, which includes marketing, sales, operations and other members of R&D and has the goal of developing novel titanium dioxide and related technologies/materials to drive business growth.

The successful candidate will have experience in many aspects of plastics compounding manufacturing including; extrusion compounding of plastics, rheology and physical properties of filled polymer systems, and plastics testing. He/she must have strong customer interfacing skills and the flexibility to work independently while maintaining a highly collaborative team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Lead product development efforts in the Titanium Technologies business
  • Plan and conduct experiments to generate new candidate titanium dioxide and adjacent materials relevant to the plastics industry with a particular emphasis on Statistical Design of Experiments
  • Organize and develop appropriate testing of candidate materials according to relevant industry parameters
  • Support commercialization efforts by working with project managers, peers and technicians to address performance of composites containing titanium dioxide and related compounds
  • Identify resources and opportunities to improve data output and expand technologies into new end uses
  • Work with business personnel to develop and understand value propositions for internally developed technologies
  • Utilize knowledge of the plastics industry to assist multifunctional teams in addressing unmet needs
  • Interface with customers, suppliers and plant personnel as appropriate
  • Maintain and/or further develop relationships with other relevant industry polymer, additive and/or equipment suppliers to further develop “win/win” situations
  • Maintain and/or further develop partnerships with universities and/or institutes to assist in candidate titania materials idea generation as well as further enhance predictive testing capability

CHEMOURS DOES NOT SPONSOR INDIVIDUAL WORK VISA’S**

In order to be qualified for this role, you //must possess// the following:

  • PhD in polymer science or polymer engineering.
  • Knowledge and experience of the structure-property relationships of a broad range of polymer resin and blend/filled systems.
  • Ability to supervise lab support personnel
  • Ability to lead cross functional research team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in polymer extrusion compounding, especially of mineral filled systems.
  • Broad general knowledge of plastics testing including mechanical, rheological, thermal, optical and environmental testing.
  • Experience in project planning and management

Recent graduates and experienced polymer scientists will be considered.

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer.

Chemours is an E-Verify employer.

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

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