Scientist Job


Tulsa, OK, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  May 18, 2024


-    General purpose: Spearhead advanced product development, raw material characterization, and specification refinement for cutting-edge asphalt additives, adhesion promoters, warm mix additives, rejuvenators, and related chemistries. 
-    Hands on lab synthesis and scale up of products in collaboration with manufacturing.
-    Develop and enhance testing protocols for novel and complex chemistries.
-    Oversee downstream product testing and understand end use application.
-    Collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional teams including Innovation group, Operations/Manufacturing/Quality/Assurance, Commercial Team, Marketing and Communications Team, Strategic Account Clients, Channel Partners, and other Arkema business units.
-    You will be responsible for ensuring the safety of laboratory operations, driving innovative problem-solving methodologies, and contributing to the growth and success of our organization.
-    This position demands a high level of technical expertise, effective communication skills, and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
-    Apply advanced chemistry knowledge to propose innovative solutions to product and market challenges, establishing structure-property relationships.
-    Develop test programs to achieve product performance targets relative to organic synthesis chemistries in asphalt pavement additives, adhesion promoters, warm mix additives, asphalt rejuvenators, and related chemistries.
-    Evaluate and recommend raw materials and manufacturing options for new and refined product formulations.
-    Develop robust manufacturing and quality control protocols for products and raw materials, recommending changes as necessary.
-    Support plant manufacturing scale-up and on-going commercial production of products.
-    Execute development activities within Arkema Infrastructure team achieving product performance objectives and robustness plan, deliverable milestones, roll-out timing to maintain costs that aligns with business needs.
-    Files invention records to protect intellectual property while maintaining appropriate records.
-    Monitors technology in area of expertise both patents and published scientific literature.
-    Create and Maintain standard Lab procedures to ensure unwavering product quality.
-    Understand and operate a safe laboratory working environment maintaining necessary training, organization, inventory, and cleanliness.
-    Actively promote a culture of safety within the workgroup, demonstrating a personal commitment to safe laboratory practices.
-    Maintain and calibrate laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
-    Provide consistently clear and concise communication, in both written and verbal form, to internal and external customers.
-    Understand the strategic objectives of the group and contribute to achieving results that impact overall performance.
-    Network with peers across R&D, providing training and mentorship to colleagues in areas of expertise.
-    Demonstrate leadership potential on multifunctional teams and influence decision-makers both within the R&D group and with internal/external customers.
-    Operate as an individual contributor or team member, managing day-to-day lab operations with minimal supervision.
-    Document project work in internal technical reports and maintain accurate records of intellectual property.
-    Foster a collaborative product development environment and ensure compliance with industry specifications (AASHTO, ASTM, State DOTs).
-    Stay updated on evolving technologies and trends in asphalt pavement engineering and materials.
-    Other duties as assigned.
-    Thorough knowledge of laboratory safety policies and procedures, chemical and physical hazards, and other precautions to promote an effective and safe workplace. 
-    Thorough working knowledge of organic synthesis equipment and practices.
-    Thorough working knowledge of chemical testing equipment, maintenance, calibration, and material science applicable to asphalt pavement. 
-    Strong ability to manage multiple projects.
-    Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
-    Proficiency in experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation, along with a strong understanding of relevant regulations and ethical research conduct.
-    Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a track record of innovation in scientific inquiry.
-    Demonstrated computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite (intermediate to advanced).
-    The ability to build and maintain effective relationships with all levels of client, industry association, internal, partner supplier and vendor organizations.
-    Position requires limited travel in North America. 
-    PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related Scientific Discipline; or MS degree with 8 years of relevant experience.
-    A minimum of 3 years of experience in organic synthesis testing or related surfactant formulations.
-    Experience in laboratory and plant operational support is a plus.
-    Experience working in asphalt pavement industry is a plus.

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?

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