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Research Chemist Job


Chester, SC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  Dec 1, 2022

Job Title: Research Chemist



This position reports directly to the Technical Service Manager.



  • Provide innovative solutions with new products or formulation of existing products for unmet customer’s needs
  • Supports development and commercialization of new products.
  • Supports identification of new technologies relevant to business needs and customer specific programs.



  • Responsible for the hands-on development of new technologies and product concepts that provide differentiated performance in the marketplace (40%)
  • Develop screening formulations and testing plans to evaluate prototype performance
  • Apply Design of Experiment techniques to test prototypes with minimal supervision.
  • Conducts data analysis and explain outcomes within work group and to internal and external customers with guidance. Make effective presentations within project teams and work groups. (40%)
  • Develops new project ideas and submit them to management for consideration (10%)
  • Provide technical support for non-conformances, customer claims, and management of out-of-spec batches and SPC analysis. (10%)



  • Develops technical expertise within defined role ; monitors technical literature to develop strong understanding of relevant external technologies.
  • Works closely with peer group to ensure development and propagation of best practices and functional excellence.
  • Possible business travel
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related fields with 5+ years of relevant industrial experience, or MS Degree with 3+ years of related technical experience.



  • Good understanding of polymer chemistry, formulation science and applications.
  • Ability to perform laboratory experiments independently in a safe, precise, and timely manner.
  • Analytical interpretation and presentation of scientific data.
  • Verbal and written communication of technical information.
  • Solve technical problems of moderate complexity with guidance.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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