PhD Thermoplastics Expert, Tennessee

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

 

This posting is for a Polymer Applications Scientist in Applications Innovation for Eastman Chemical Company located in Kingsport, TN. The position will have responsibility for applications research and development supporting existing and developing businesses within Eastman. The successful applicant will be expected to translate market needs into product concepts and subsequently develop the concepts into commercial products. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and function in an innovative, fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.

 

The selected individual for this position will be required to:

• Develop a deep understanding of the functional attributes of a wide range of polymeric materials relevant to Eastman technologies.

• Apply theory and modeling techniques to explain experimentally based structure-property relationships for a variety of polymeric systems. The focus will be to relate polymer structure to the fundamental behavior of these systems, with an ultimate goal of predicting end-use performance.

• Translate fundamental knowledge of polymer materials to the development of new applications and the identification of new market spaces.

• Identify needs and opportunities through discussion with customers, sales and marketing personnel with the ability to translate those needs into innovative product solutions

• Propose a course of action based on data analysis

• Lead multidisciplinary new product development project teams

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily

 

Requirements

• A Ph.D. in Polymer Science / Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.

• At least 7 years of industry experience is preferred.

• A minimum of 5 years of prior, demonstrated in experience in thermoplastics required

• Strong working knowledge in a broad range of polymer science skills including: structure-property relationships, polymer physics, characterization, mechanics of materials, and polymer melt processing.

• General polymer application research and development experience, preferably in areas related to engineering thermoplastics including but not limited to polymer processing/compounding, formulation and design.

• Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Previous industrial product development experience is preferred

• Previous project leadership in an industrial setting is preferred

 

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

 

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Company
Eastman Chemical
Posted
06/22/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Kingsport, TN, TN 37660, US