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Resins Lab Chemist

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800057497 Requisition #

Contribute to margin enrichment through the Development of New Polymers/Technologies according to the corporate needs following different Market requirements as Refinish, OEM, Industry, developing Research activities as such on new raw material, new performance characteristics and new production process concerned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Use chemical raw materials to build useful and unique materials, designing and creating new polymer materials, as well as continue adjusting previous designs;
  • Develop new polymeric synthesis technologies, improving the current performance for both resin and finish good, following R&D specific requirements;
  • Manage the continuous problem solving with any issue related to defects on performances or formulas, supporting the R&D and Manufacturing Resins Global Plants;
  • Lead new projects aimed at short term product and process development and long term innovations for resins portfolio, while guaranteeing the relevant project management in line with the time, cost and priority;
  • Apply the strong synthetic background and understanding of structure-performance relationships to identify and propose new research spaces to develop and characterize new polymer chemistries aligned with Refinish growth initiatives and market opportunities;
  • Be focused on formula cost reduction, implementing internal off-set projects, guaranteeing same properties and performances;
  • Support Manufacturing organization for the industrialization phase of new polymer and concerned problem solving;
  • Able to use properly Lab Analytical Equipment (mainly GPC, HPLC, IR, DSC) and basic Application Tools characterizing the polymers as physical, chemical, mechanical and optical properties following SOPs and support the calibration plan agreed with Metrology and reporting any abnormality checking;
  • Formula Management and Champ coding Creation procedures (RCCR);
  • Collect, analyze statistically all the data results obtained from his/her activities and propose further actions;
  • Maintain clear and detailed records and documentation of all activities done updating specific Database and Trackers;
  • Understand and enforce to EHS policy, maintain a safe workplace and demonstrate leadership in driving safety behaviors;
  • Follow the assigned projects in terms of polymer formulation and synthesis, aiming to growth with enthusiasm in autonomy and experience following responsibility-increasing complexity respecting background, experiences and attitudes;
  • Keep regular contacts with formulators of finished products where the new developed polymers are used.



  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry or equivalent .
  • Proven five to ten years’ work experience with polymer and or organic synthesis with an understanding of new product development and characterization in chemical industry R&D laboratories.
  • Significant hands-on experience with chemical synthesis with expertise in understanding compositional characterization a must and knowledge of organic chemistry, structural patterns and sometimes computer modeling programs to help plan the polymer synthesis
  • 1-3 years in R&D Laboratories or equivalent background
  • Builds strong work relationships aiming to have a professional growth creating unity through valuing the diversity of each one. Problem solving approach
  • Good time management and prioritization of project work with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Fundamentals of chemistry, synthesis and polymers and in chem-physical analysis
  • Proficient knowledge of coatings products and key properties needed to develop a coating (would be considered an advantage)
  • Proficient knowledge in solvent and water based polymerization techniques.
  • Proficient English, able to support the team in great team daily interaction with US team colleagues
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to work in shift following working needs (i.e. long synthesis could needed)

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