• Ivy Exec
  • $99,830.00 -165,170.00/year*
  • Martinsville , VA
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 211 Oakdale St

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Leading Pharmaceutical / Biotech Company Chemical Company is seeking an Application/Product Development Scientist for the Performance Films R&D group located in Martinsville, Va. This posting is for Applications Development Scientist in the Performance Films Technology Organization at Leading Pharmaceutical / Biotech Company Chemical Company located in Martinsville, VA. The position will have responsibility for applications/product development supporting automotive and architectural markets. The focus applications will be in solar control films and paint protection films. 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 market discovery, applications development, and technologies related to thermoplastic thin film applications such as coatings, pressure sensitive adhesive formulations, radiation cured polymeric systems, and web handling. 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:

Identify needs and opportunities through discussion with customers, technical service, sales, and marketing personnel with the ability to translate those needs into innovative product solutions
Propose a course of action based on data analysis
Communicate results through effective written documentation and oral presentations
Travel for customer interactions and technical conferences will be required (travel expected to be up to 30-40%, including international travel)
Lead multidisciplinary new product development project teams

Job Requirements:

An MS degree is required in Chemistry, Engineering or another scientific field from an accredited University (PhD is preferred)
Strong working knowledge in a broad range of skills associated with thin film applications: polymer structure-property relationships, web-based conversion technology including coating, lamination, slitting, and web handling
Fundamental understanding of structure-property-performance relationships in thermoplastic thin film applications is preferred
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

Associated topics: algorithm, application, back end, matlab, perl, programming, sde, sdet, software developer, software programmer

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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