R&D Associate Investigator

at Chemours in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To provide R&D laboratory support for the development of improved next generation Fluorochemicals by performing liquid and gas phase reactions and characterizations which includes analytical measurements in the lab.
  • To plan and conduct experiments independently, collect necessary data, organize/record the data, share conclusions broadly and continue experiments as needed with minimal guidance from supervision.
  • To interpret and analyze results and make suggestions on alternative approaches for the syntheses of compounds and/or catalysts, and operation of reactors.
  • To interface with research investigators in the process group to set the objectives and priorities for the various tests. To provide data to guide research programs and to prepare patent applications.
  • To ensure the various laboratory and analytical measurement systems are in good working condition and to make upgrades as needed.

The following is /required/ for this role:

  • A college Bachelor’s degree such as, but not limited to, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science etc. Individuals who do not have a college degree but have equivalent work experience demonstrating the required skills will be considered.
  • Specific knowledge of and experience with general chemistry techniques including organic synthesis, purification, distillation, and analytical techniques such as GC, GC-MS, etc.
  • Knowledge of computer-based systems necessary for lab operation, including MS Office tools.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work well with all levels in the organization
  • Self-motivated, customer focused and ability to independently achieve results
  • Strong mechanical ability to maintain, fix and troubleshoot vapor phase reactors and other equipment
  • Ability to work in teams and work in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated problem-solving/troubleshooting and data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated skills in multitasking and planning/organizing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The following is /preferred/ for this role:

  • 2 years or more of post degree experience performing technical tasks in an R&D or analytical testing lab or similar setting.
  • Experience with handling gaseous reagents and highly hazardous materials such as HF and HCl.
  • Experience with liquid and gas phase reactors, including high temperature and high pressure, is preferred.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Packages
  • 401(k) Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives
  • Company-paid Volunteer Days
  • Chemours is an equal opportunity employer.


We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.

Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch-in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry.


We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves-at Chemours and in life.

The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.


Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational

corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.

Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.

They are-Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship,

Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.

We were honored to be named a /“Great Place to Work-Certified Company”/ for 2019-2020­-our second consecutive year. We were also proud to receive a Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE VETS program in 2019.

/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/

/Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position/

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Job Posting: JC182324897

Posted On: Apr 28, 2021

Updated On: Dec 02, 2021