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Research Scientist

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Wilmington, DE 19806
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Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit Twitter LinkedIn.

Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 5,200 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers’ unique challenges. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.

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.

+ 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

At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701. #LI-JD1

Workday Req Number: R0003527

External Company Name: Solenis LLC

Street: 500 Hercules Road

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