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Synthetic Polymer Chemist

Location: Akron
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


Promerus, LLC (http://www.promerus.com) is searching for a dynamic individual with experience in small molecule, catalyst and polymer synthesis. Responsibilities will include conducting laboratory synthesis of small molecules, catalysts, polymers and characterization, interpreting and reporting results, and maintaining laboratory equipment. They may serve as the project and customer point person for internal and external collaborations.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

M.S. or PhD in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science or Organometallic Chemistry
Results driven
Broad experience in separation and purification methods (particularly vacuum distillation, extraction and crystallization)
Understanding of methods to characterize chemicals and materials by Mechanical Testing, DSC, DMA, TGA, DRM, GPC, HPLC and NMR
Strong knowledge of chemical properties, hazards and safe handling practices
Willingness to spend majority of time in laboratory

Preferred Additional Requirements:

3-5 years of industrial experience in organic chemical or material synthesis
Experience in material synthesis for high value markets (e.g., display technologies, silicon wafer/chip coatings, OLED, biomedical applications, etc.)
Interest/experience in successfully driving research and development projects to commercial success
Interest/experience in learning cleanroom processing techniques (e.g., spin-coating, photo-exposure alignment tools, profilometry, laser microscope, reactive ion-etch, sputtering, electroplating, etc.)
Interest/experience in working with patent attorney in scoping out the invention and drafting new patent applications
Proficiency in Japanese would be advantageous

General Skills and Physical Requirements:

Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good attention to detail and keen observation skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain thorough, accurate records
Good mechanical aptitude
Ability to multi-task
Ability to devise creative approaches to solving problems and to perform literature searches
Demonstrated ability to convert creative solutions to practice on short timelines
Manual dexterity required to use syringes and to operate and maintain instruments
Able to stand for prolonged periods of time, for up to 2 consecutive hours

Company Profile:
Promerus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Bakelite, a pioneer in plastics with over 6,000 employees and $2Bn in annual sales. Promerus is involved in the development of a novel platform of polymers based on cyclic olefins that are polymerized using a proprietary class of organometallic catalysts. Application areas include the semiconductor, optoelectronic and electronic packaging markets. Ongoing development and commercial activities with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the micro-electronics and semi-conductor industries is the primary business focus.
We offer a wide range of competitive benefits including:

Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability plans available on the date of hire
Vacation, Personal and Holiday pay available on the date of hire
Competitive wages
401 (K) with company match of 50% of the first 6% contributed and Profit Sharing Plan
A great work environment

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement:
Sumitomo Bakelite North America Holding Inc., and all its affiliate companies, is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, military or veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, familial status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Keywords: DUREZ CORP, Akron , Synthetic Polymer Chemist, Other , Akron, Ohio

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