Sr Scientist (Polymer) (5000235767206) Mount Olive, New Jersey

Company Profile:  

Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's third most admired company. And for more than 130 years we've been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home décor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. We recognize that our associates are the driving force behind our success and we strive to provide a work environment where hard work, creativity and purposeful collaboration are fostered and encouraged.
 
Join a company where innovation is constantly recognized as we look for individuals who produce world-class products, best-in-class services and customer experiences, design pioneering paints using the latest technologies and deliver unparalleled value and brand experiences for our customers and retail network.

Job Summary:

You will work in an Exploratory Team of two or three experienced Senior Scientists focusing on the novel technology and next generation of polymers for coatings. These teams will rapidly explore new polymers and coatings. Senior Scientist team members will complement each other in their disciplines and their approaches to innovative products. The position requires a high degree of analysis, innovation and creative problem solving. Projects assigned will be challenging, complex and demanding in nature

  • Work with cross-disciplinary teams to develop new technology and polymeric materials for coatings applications,
  • Must be outwardly focused to capture and apply new technology developments from their industries,
  • Identify, explore and prove feasibility of novel product chemistries,
  • Synthesize and evaluate solution and emulsion polymers,
  • Transfer new technology to Product Development Labs for optimization and commercialization,
  • Work with Engineering teams to scale up new products,
  • Manage and train junior chemists

Required skills

  • Ph.D. in polymer chemistry or related field
  • 5 or more years of working experience in organic/polymer synthesis
  • Experiences in emulsion polymers, solution polymers, polymeric dispersants, rheology additives are preferred
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter,
  • Hands-on analytical experience of polymer characterization,
  • Knowledge of polymer structure-property relationship,
  • Strong organization skills, detail oriented and highly organized,
  • Must possess outstanding communication (written and verbal) skills