PhD Polymer Scientist, Polyester and Cellulose Esters

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.

 

This posting is for Ph.D. Applications Research Scientist in the Applications Innovation Organization at Eastman Chemical Company located in Kingsport, TN. The position will have responsibility for applications research and development supporting polyester and cellulose ester technologies and markets. The successful applicant will be expected to translate market needs into product concepts and subsequently develop the concepts into commercial products. Candidate must be flexible, proactive, and professional, with experience in polymer science, characterization, and functionalizing materials to meet market requirments. 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:

• Serve as a technical expert for polymeric materials and will be expected to conduct/oversee laboratory work to develop basic knowledge to support new business opportunities

• Translate fundamental knowledge of polymer materials and functional additives 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

• Communicate results through effective written documentation and oral presentations

• Some travel for customer interactions and technical conferences will be required

The candidate should also possess:

• Fundamental understanding of structure-property-performance relationships of polymers

• Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

REQUIRED DEGREE

• A Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or similar from an accredited college or university is required

 

REQUIRED SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE

• Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills – to convey experimental plans and solutions  

  To problems, to provide presentations, and to deliver technical training

• Must clearly demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

• Must demonstrate applied knowledge of polymer science and engineering

• Must be able to collaborate with peers of various technical backgrounds and fields of expertise to enable effective product development

• Must demonstrate excellence around professional follow-through and achieving timely closure on issues and

assignments

• Must be able to quickly assimilate new information

• Must possess a high level of motivation, initiative and sense of urgency

 

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