Scientist - Polymer Characterization Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  Jun 29, 2024

Job Summary

The Scientist - Polymer Characterization position will report to the Group Leader, Polymer Characterization within the Analytical and Systems Research Group and focus on rheological analysis of Arkema's existing and developmental products.   Using these techniques, this position is responsible for the development of structure-property relationships useful for technology development. This position supports R&D, Applications Development, Technical Service, and Process Technology to solve problems spanning a diverse range of chemistries.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Design, develop, and utilize standard rheological techniques to conduct analyses on developmental and existing products spanning Arkema's technology portfolio.  Organize and interpret data, generate IP, and issue technology reports detailing the results of the analysis.  Maintain awareness of new/novel polymer characterization techniques and apply them to Arkema interests and products (50%)

Assist in rheological lab operations including, but not limited to workload planning, asset management, capital planning, and strategic plan development (20%)

Initiate and champion new projects leading to enhanced understanding of Arkema technology (10%)

Actively participate in and support Arkema safety initiatives (10%)

Collaborate with other group scientists, participate in external organizations/societies (10%)


Education and Experience

Candidates will have degrees in Polymer Science/Engineering or Chemistry.  PhD with up to two years or MS with 7 years industrial experience will be considered.  



Knowledge of polymer characterization techniques with a focus on rheology.  Experience with affiliated techniques is desirable.

Must be effective in a fast paced environment and able to apply creative solutions to solve problems covering a wide range of materials.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to interact at all levels within the organization.

Demonstrated track record of collaboration.


Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
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 and hiring.

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