W. R. Grace R&D Chemist in United States

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Date:Jun 13, 2018

Location:Worms, RP, DE, 67547

Company:W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 2124

Grace ist ein führender globaler Lieferant von Katalysatoren und Spezialmaterialien, der auf Talent, Technologie und Vertrauen baut. Die beiden branchenführenden Geschäftsbereiche des Unternehmens – Katalysator- und Werkstofftechnologien – warten mit innovativen Produkten, Technologien und Dienstleistungen auf, die die Produkte und Prozesse unserer Kunden in aller Welt verbessern. Grace beschäftigt ca. 3.700 Mitarbeiter in mehr als 30 Ländern.

Job Description

Grace is looking for a talent, motivated Chemist/Materials Science Engineer for R&D position in the Materials Technologies Group. The individual is expected to perform basic theoretical and experimental scientific and technological investigation directed toward new product development in the field of silica products for various applications, including anti-corrosive coatings and decorative coatings segments.

  • Designs and conducts independent, accurate and defendable scientific R/D activities in Silica-based products, with emphasis on silica gel, colloidal and precipitated silicas for applications in coatings area to (1) evaluate and ensure performance/cost of existing Grace Products and (2) develop new products, particularly for anti-corrosive coatings

  • Leverages global capabilities and expertise to advance projects

  • Working with Sales, builds relationships with customers to identify needs and develop next generation products and formulations

  • Leads the planning and prioritization of projects, programs, and initiatives ensure that business goals are met

  • Trains, coaches and develops subordinates, responsible for their career development Design experiments and manages day-to-day activities in the laboratory

  • Communicates up and down and laterally in the organization in terms of reports and verbal presentations for chemical analysis

  • Participates in marketing/business meetings and the decision making process to establish R/D projects

  • Represents Grace's interest in attending professional society meetings and makes contributions per his/her area of expertise

  • Coordinates global manufacturing, code approval testing and field testing of products

Required Skills

  • Significant success(es) in a technical environment

  • Results-focused and execution-minded

  • Strong project management skills

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the capability to assess and to take appropriate risks

  • Team player and strong communicator

  • Adaptable to changing business needs

  • Must be able to travel when required including some international travel (20%)

Required Experience

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science

  • some years of experience in Inorganic Chemistry or Material Science

  • Expertise in product development, product optimization and scale-up is required

  • Experience in corrosion science, anticorrosive pigments, coatings technology

  • Particular experience with metal pre-treatment for corrosion resistant coatings

  • Knowledge of performance evaluation methods for automotive, industrial and powder coatings

  • Organic chemistry background combined with materials science experience with inorganic materials

Preferred Qualifications

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