R&D Chemist in Leetsdale, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Leetsdale, PA
  • Job Type:
    Science
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/29/2018
  • Job ID:
    835806

Job Description


The R&D Chemist will be responsible for client interaction/interfacing, chemical synthesis, and relationship building with Universities/Start-Up companies.

Responsibilities -

  • Interface directly with Industry’s development chemists and engineers to discover new product concepts.
  • Return to our laboratory with identified Industrial product deficiencies -or- Industry requirements to develop novel products by screening, assessing and developing a chemical solution in the laboratory. Develop all necessary analytical testing requirements, applications testing protocol and final product specifications for the novel product.
  • Assist in the development of a commercially viable new product and process which meets all of Industry’s requirements, including cost, and is scale-able into a commercial manufacturing facility.
  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with Universities and chemical development Start-Up Companies.
  • Through these relationships identify investment opportunities/partners for our capital and laboratory assets looking for new chemical platforms -or- synergistic chemistries.

Requirements -

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, or related from an Accredited University
  • Degree with focus in Polymer Chemistry Preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 Years Industrial Experience.
  • 'Hands On' laboratory experience producing water soluble polymer chemistries strongly preferred
  • Fundamental understanding and knowledge of polymerization reaction mechanisms, catalysts, polymer structure, testing and characterization methodologies.
  • Familiarity with techniques for polymer characterization (GPC, GCMS, FTIR, NMR, HPLC, etc).
  • Ability to travel and create PowerPoint presentations to deliver to a technical audience.
  • Experience with DOE and problem solving tools.

If interested, please apply online to www.apexlifesciences.com and send your resume directly to: Pittsburgh@apexlifesciences.com.

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