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Senior Technologist - Colloid Chemistry

Senior Technologist - Colloid Chemistry Vertellus is a dynamic international company, based in Indianapolis, IN, with more than a century of leadership in the manufacture of health, agriculture and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for the agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day - toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires and more. Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees so that we can focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers. JOB SUMMARY: Vertellus is currently seeking a Senior Technologist - Colloid Chemistry to join the Application Technology R&D group, located at our lab in Ledgewood, NJ. This role drives changes to our existing product chemistries by improving how these chemistries interact in formulations across wide range of application areas such as sizing emulsions, lubricants, metal working fluids, and personal care products. RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead development of new/modified additives for use in colloid systems across wide range of end-use applications Using such additives, formulate colloid systems to test in finished applications, conduct benchmarking testing and build a set of technically based value propositions for potential new products to meet customer requirements Coordinate internal testing methodologies (applying fundamentals in areas such as rheology, and surface science) to better understand colloid systems and accelerate the development cycle Working with the commercial teams, engage customers in applying and qualifying new additive products/systems in their applications/formulations Contribute as an active member of cross-functional project teams to deliver outcomes on business prioritized growth programs Focus on translating unmet customer requirements into future technical work plans and aid in the development of new products as needed to achieve growth Assist with developing intellectual property including assessing technical landscape and commercial viability, maintaining technical records, writing invention disclosures, and coordinating filings with patent counsel Help convert technical information into appropriate language for external and internal technical and commercial audiences Contribute as an active member of the global technology group and provide expertise, consultation, mentoring and recommendations QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MS in chemical engineering, colloid and surface science, polymer science, chemistry, material science or equivalent 5 years of experience developing colloids for diverse applications Demonstrated experience applying new additive chemistries for commercial applications Demonstrated experience translating customer requirements into technology development projects Demonstrated success working as a self-starter and handling multiple projects Demonstrated strong communication, creativity, and innovation skills Demonstrated success working with cross-functional teams Ability to travel about 30% of the time as required for customer visits/trials DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in chemical engineering, colloid and surface science, polymer science, chemistry, material science or equivalent 10 years of experience developing colloids for diverse application Demonstrated experience working in lubricant, glass sizing or personal care industries Demonstrated knowledge of rheology, surface chemistry and surface analytical techniques Technical contacts within the industrial and academic colloid and surface science community Experience in stage-gate program management Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages including benefits such as: medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending account, paid holidays and vacation time. To apply to this position and/or learn more about other career opportunities at Vertellus, please visit us on the web atwww.vertellus.com/careers. Vertellus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category. This employer participates in E-verify. Vertellus does not conduct online interviews and we do not charge an application fee. Requisition ID : 1504
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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