PhD Organic Synthesis Chemist

Research Chemist - Organic Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis

The Lubrizol Corporation - Wickliffe, Ohio

The Chemical Synthesis department of the Lubrizol Corporation is looking to fill a PhD Organic Chemist position at our Corporate R&D Center in Wickliffe, Ohio.

The Chemical Synthesis department, within R&D, supports Lubrizol by invention & synthesis of new specialty-chemicals and technical support of existing products. Our business depends on developing chemistry with unique performance characteristics which meet or exceed constantly evolving application requirements. Developing this technology requires an exceptional level of collaboration between synthesis chemists, physical & analytical scientists, chemical and mechanical engineers, formulators, and marketers.

We’re always told that one of the best things about working at Lubrizol is the people who work here – could you be one of them?


  • Invent, prepare, and develop new chemical products 
  • Develop structure-performance relationships 
  • Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues 
  • Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modeling and statistical tools to solve technical challenges 
  • Work with business teams and/or customers to develop innovative new technology 
  • Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers 
  • Follow safe laboratory practices



  • Ph.D. in Organic chemistry
  • Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment 
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills 



  • Post Doctoral or Industrial experience 



  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Annual bonus
  • Relocation available to eligible candidates