Scientist, Polymer Chemistry at Zymochem
California, US

ZymoChem is seeking a Polymer Chemistry Scientist to immediately join and contribute to our company’s R&D efforts for the production of bio-based products. This Scientist will be part of the team leading the development of biopolymer materials. Responsibilities for this position will include [1] developing chemistries and processing methods for the production of biopolymer materials; [2] characterizing biopolymer materials with analytical techniques such as SEC, FTIR, and SEM; and [3] benchmarking performance of the biopolymer materials using established tests.

This Scientist position offers a growth-based opportunity to join an established, tight-knit team and immediately impact how the next generation of chemical processes and bioproducts are developed, scaled, and commercialized. Candidates with an entrepreneurial-level initiative, the ability to demonstrate scientific leadership, and the capability to prioritize & efficiently multi-task on a daily basis are preferred. This Scientist position also requires an adept ability to effectively communicate and work with a team in a fast-paced environment.  

This position is for a full-time appointment with benefits including medical, dental, and vision.


  • PhD or MS in chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related discipline

  • 0-1 years (PhD) or 2+ years (MS) post-degree research experience with an academic lab or industrial research group

  • Expertise in polymer synthesis, polymer processing, and product development

  • Experience with analytical techniques for polymer characterization

  • Self-starter with sound organizational skills and general communication skills

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Other Relevant Qualifications

  • Experience in scaling up polymer production is a plus

  • Experience working with bio-based polymers or water-soluble polymers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Past work in an industrial setting or startup research setting is a plus 

If this position aligns with your career aspirations, please apply using the form below. Alternatively, you can e-mail your resume/CV and a cover letter to, and include “Application for Polymer Chemistry Scientist” in the subject line of the e-mail.

ZymoChem is an equal opportunity employer.