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Research Scientist - Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Job


Dublin, OH, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  Jan 11, 2023

Research Scientist - Pressure Sensitive Adhesives


Situation in organization: This position reports to the Sr. Group Leader


Job dimensions: This position leads the development of new acrylic solvent borne and UV curable hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive products. Primary responsibilities include designing and conducting base resin synthesis, formulation development and leading the lab and pilot scale phases of new product development. Additional duties include project management and providing technical expertise to internal and external stakeholders.



  • Develop acrylic polymers and formulated adhesives to meet our customer’s coating equipment and performance requirements. 
  • Collaborate with technical service, sales, marketing, manufacturing, quality control, engineering, and purchasing groups.
  • Provide creative and insightful solutions to customer application issues.
  • Develop and present technical information to customers and at industry symposia.
  • Successfully lead the tactical plans for product development projects, including development and pilot scale up within a project management framework.
  • Conduct polymerizations, lab experiments, adhesive performance, and application tests
  • Keep a well-organized and updated laboratory notebook
  • Follow all safety rules, work safely and maintain a safe, 5S laboratory.
  • Up to 20% travel



  • Excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Critical thinking and data analysis skills.
  • In depth troubleshooting abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and support other departments.
  • Ability to work in laboratory handling chemicals and conducting experiments.


 Qualifications / experience required

  • Ph. D. in polymer chemistry or organic chemistry
  • Minimum 5 years industrial experience in acrylic polymers, UV chemistry, and/or adhesion science
  • Experience in acrylic PSAs and/or UV crosslinked adhesives is strongly preferred
  • Track record of successful product development and product launches is preferred
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in laboratory handling chemicals and conducting experiments
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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