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Polymer Applications Scientist

Location: Akron
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:


  • Promerus, LLC () is searching for a dynamic individual with experience in polymer application development. This scientist will work with a team of other application development scientists. Responsibilities will include screening new application opportunities, conducting laboratory synthesis and polymer characterization, developing material formulations, interpreting and reporting results, and maintaining laboratory equipment. The scientist may serve as the project and customer point person for internal and external collaborations.Education/Experience Requirements:
    • Minimum Requirements:
      • Results driven
      • Applications focused (not research focused)
      • Interest in successfully driving research and development projects to commercial success
      • Willingness to spend majority of time in laboratory
      • Equipment & Instrumentation savvy
      • Interest in learning cleanroom processing techniques (e.g., spin-coating, photo-exposure alignment tools, profilometry, laser microscope, reactive ion-etch, sputtering, electroplating, etc.)
      • Keen understanding of polymer structure/property relationships
      • PhD or MS Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering, or BS with 5+ equivalent experience
      • Preferred Additional Requirements:
        • Hands-on SEM experience
        • Hands-on ink jetting experience
        • Experience in polymer application development for high value markets (e.g., display technologies, silicon wafer/chip coatings, OLED, biomedical applications, etc.)
        • Understanding of methods to characterize chemicals and materials by Instron, DSC, DMA, TGA, DRM, GPC, HPLC and NMR
        • Knowledge of polymer synthesis techniques (e.g., ROMP, organometallic catalysis, vinyl addition and free radical polymerization, condensation polymerization, etc)
        • Familiarity with formulation chemistry (e.g. adhesion promoters, antioxidants, etc.)
        • Familiarity with statistical analysis and Design of Experiments
        • Interest in working with patent attorney in scoping out the invention and drafting new patent applications
        • Proficiency in Japanese would be advantageousGeneral Skills and Physical Requirements:
          • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
          • 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
          • 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 hoursCompany Profile:Promerus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Bakelite, a pioneer in plastics with over 6,000 employees and $2B in annual sales. Promerus is involved in the development of a platform of polymers based on cyclic olefins that are polymerized using proprietary 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.Benefits: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
            • 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. PI174328112

Keywords: DUREZ CORP, Akron , Polymer Applications Scientist, Other , Akron, Ohio

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