Scientist / Senior Chemist - Sealants Job


Wauwatosa, WI, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  Aug 25, 2023

Scientist - Sealants Focus


JOB DIMENSIONS of Scientist (Sealants )

Responsible for providing innovative solutions for market demand; developing and commercializing new products; identify potential new technologies relevant to business needs to maximize profitability; support scale up and technical assistance to manufacturing.


ACTIVITIES of Scientist ( Sealants) 

  • Product Development: Responsible for development of new adhesive and sealants for Consumer and Construction business unit. Direct lab bench work required for product development and physical property testing duties. Must be capable of safely working on the bench with various chemistries which could include (but not limited to) the use of flammables and solvents. Development work to be guided through use of Design of Experiments.
  • Business Development: Work with Marketing and Sales teams to develop and test products for new applications and evaluate new market opportunities. Support Business initiatives through communication with Marketing/Sales to convey product capabilities and assist in resolving difficult issues.
  • Analytical Analysis: Collaborate with Analytical group to resolve customer issues with products and/or end application production
  • System and Procedures: Comply 100% with EHS and Quality management system policies and requirements. Practice and encourage safe work habits.
  • Technical Support: Provide technical assistance to Technical Service, Marketing and Operations. Responsible for scale up of new products from laboratory to full commercialization. 
  • Reporting: Keep data organized and recorded in electronic lab notebook, and provide test reports and additional communication as required.
  • Housekeeping: Maintenance of mixing and testing equipment. Good lab practices.
  • Practice safe work habits in accordance with OSHA and EPA guidelines, and Bostik specific EHS expectations


CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT for Scientist ( Sealants )

  • The position requires up to 30% domestic travel – manufacturing plants, customers, trade shows and / or industry association events
  • Works closely with Business Leader, Market Manager, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Regulatory, and Suppliers in the development of new products.
  • Works closely with peer groups to promote safety, best practices and to ensure smooth commercialization of products. 
  • Works closely with other functions, such as Technical Services, Analytical Group, and manufacturing to provide Bostik’s customers with the best quality products and services in a timely fashion.
  • Work habits in accordance with OSHA and EPA and Bostik specific guidelines.
  • Work in a laboratory where safety and cleanliness must be highly regarded.


ACCOUNTABILITIES for Scientist ( Sealants ) 

  • The position is responsible for the delivery of technical goals that are aligned with the business objectives.
  • The scientist will work with other technical teams and marketing to move product development from exploration through commercialization, develop new technologies and drive the development of new intellectual property.
  • Responsible for the development of project plans, timelines and execution of project plans, limitation of delays, and clear communication when delays occur.
  • Works independently to meet goal and business objectives.
  • Responsible for experimental documentation (electronic lab notebook, project management software) as well as guidance for others and for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.
  • Analyze data and results from multiple experiments; formulates conclusions and designs future experiments. 



  • Minimum of B.S degree and 8+ years of industrial experience in adhesives, sealants or coatings required. Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science or related field.
  • Strong chemistry background in the areas of polymer chemistry and polymer structure-property relationships in formulations
  • Results-oriented, aggressive, independent working well within a team environment.
  • Rigorous analytical approach to new product development
  • Open-minded, creative and innovative.
  • Outstanding interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good command of English, both written and oral.


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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