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  developing chemistries and processing methods for the production of biopolymer materials;  characterizing biopolymer materials with analytical techniques such as SEC, FTIR, and SEM; and  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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Application for Polymer Chemistry Scientist” in the subject line of the e-mail.
ZymoChem is an equal opportunity employer.