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Sr. Scientist/ Research Scientist

Decatur, GA 30030
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Sr Scientist/Research Scientist

Decatur Technical Center

Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC

Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America.

The Sr Scientist role will work in a research and development environment to identify, develop, scale up and commercialize innovative chemical solutions for the coatings industry for GPC and Invista. We seek creative and inventive individuals who can formulate, apply and evaluate new chemistries into novel coatings and adhesives of value to our customers. The successful candidate will work effectively with representatives from various functions (i.e. Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Engineering, etc.).

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Demonstrating an analytical approach to problem solving

  • Exhibiting an established innovation track record

  • Interacting and presenting technical findings internally and externally

  • Managing multiple tasks and works independently

  • Showing the ability to take on increasing leadership responsibilities

  • Practicing effective oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrating the ability to collaborate with a team to accomplish objectives

  • Fostering a safe work environment and complying with all laws, rules and regulations

  • Understanding of structure property relationships of coating resins/polymers

  • UsingFormulating Software, Design of Experiment other computer based statistical tools

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Three(3) or more years experience working in a chemical laboratory

  • B.S. or M.S in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related fields

  • Experience in technical research and development (academic research experience is applicable)

  • Experience formulating, applying, curing and evaluating high performance coatings

  • Experience with amine curing agents in the production of epoxy, polyurethane, polyester and/or acrylic based coatings

  • Experience with phenolic, epoxy, polyester and/or acrylic based thermoset coatings

  • Willing and able to travel up to 25% including some international travel

What Will Put You Ahead?

  • PhD Degree in Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry

  • Four (4) or more years experience formulating amine based ambient cured coatings and formulating phenolic based thermoset coatings

  • Formulating direct-to-metal, corrosion and chemical resistant coatings

  • Knowledge or familiarity with adhesive formulations

  • Innovation Experience

  • Project Management Experience

  • Experience in roles with significant customer interaction

  • Experience with specifying lab equipment and/or equipping a new lab

  • Experience bringing products from concept to commercialization

  • Project management and leadership experience

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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