Research Scientist

at Solenis, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towel, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, municipal, and pool and spa markets. The company's product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids and functional additives, 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, minimize environmental impact and maintain healthy water. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 47 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 6,000 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. Solenis is a 2021 US Best Managed Company.

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The successful candidate will have a strong academic and practical background in surface science and colloid science, and will be able to apply that knowledge in the execution ofinnovative research and development programs. The research will be directed toward the development of novel aqueous systems of hydrophobic materials (emulsions and dispersions) for applications in papermaking systems, especially sizing of paper. Support for Solenis manufacturing processes of sizing products as well as customer applications and problem-solving will be expected.
Additionally, consideration will be given to candidates who have 1-3 years ofexperience in the pulp and paper industry, especially in new chemical product development.

Ability to apply fundamental science to successfully develop new products and application technology in complex aqueous pulp and paper systems.
Must be results-oriented, focused on achieving goals and objectives.
Excellent analytical skills.
Coaching and mentoring 1-2 technical assistants.
Strong technical communication skills - verbal and written.
Strong interpersonal skills - influencing and leading people inside and outside of R&D.
Expertise in experimental design and statistical data analysis.




Ph.D. preferred with surface and colloid chemistry concentration
Masters Degree with relevant experience would be considered
1-3 years industrial research experience in surface/colloid science applications in aqueous systems, e.g. - pulp and paper, coatings, pigments, paints, wastewater treatment
Ability to apply fundamental science to successfully develop new products and application technology in complex aqueous pulp and paper systems
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.

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Job Posting: 1078011

Posted On: Nov 24, 2022

Updated On: Dec 24, 2022

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