Research Scientist - Cleaning Chemicals in Pittsburgh, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Research Scientist will apply formulation science to demonstrate the value of new chemical-based products being developed for use in disinfectant, sanitizing, cleaning, household, industrial, institutional and water treatment products. A successful candidate will use a deep understanding of surfactants and quaternary amines to develop new chemical-based products or ingredients for commercialization. 


  • Formulate and carry out performance testing for DS&C and HI&I applications including; Disinfectant, Sanitizer and Sterilant for hard surface cleaners for the Healthcare Industry, Water Treatment Industry, Food Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry and/or Agricultural Industry.
  • Identify equipment and testing and/or external testing labs to generate data to support product performance.
  • Support new product development with internal testing, external testing and field testing.
  • Prepare larger volumes of prototype products for external testing and field testing programs.
  • Maintain analytical instrumentation, laboratory supplies and other general lab duties.
  • Located in Pittsburgh PA. Frequent travel required; up to 20%.


  • BS in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent
  • Hands-on product formulation experience
  • Hands-on experience formulating or developing surfactants and/or quaternary amines

Keywords: microbiology, microbiologist, chemical, chemistry, chemist, scientist, formulations, formulation science, surfactant, polymer, water treatment, disinfectants, sanitizer, cleaning agent, quaternary amines, biocide and biocides.


  • PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent
  • Deep understanding of the DS&C and HI&I markets

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law.