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Senior Research Chemist

Exton, PA--Philadelphia metro area
Competitive salary based on experience, annual bonus, full benefits, 401K match
Closing date
Sep 14, 2022

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  • Responsible for independently executing applications and formulation experiments with inputs as needed from supervisor or other experienced synthetic staff.
  • Apply experimental design and other statistical tools to formulation and product development studies.
  • Interprets experimental results, organizes and analyzes data to explain conclusions and outcomes, and writes reports.
  • Presents activities and results regularly to internal staff and as appropriate to customers or other eternal audiences (conferences, etc.).
  • Recognizes and anticipates when intellectual property protection is needed. Work with Legal team to help construct IP strategies based on their knowledge of new Sartomer chemistry and the IP landscape.
  • Interacts and collaborates with external customers and stakeholders.  Understands when to operate under a CDA and handles disclosures appropriately. 
  • Maintains functional knowledge of key standards and regulations effecting markets and products.
  • Provide technical support for other functions such as Quality, Purchasing, Sales, and Manufacturing as needed.
  • May supervise one or two less experienced chemists.


  • BS degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or other related technical field with 8+ years of relevant industrial experience, or MS Degree with 6+ yrs of related technical experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with adhesive chemistry and structure property relationships. 
  • Specific knowledge of acrylic 2K structural, anaerobic, PSA, and thermally curable adhesives and coatings preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with mechanical testing and material characterization and testing techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of chemical lab safety.
  • Demonstrated capability to work safely and responsibly in a dynamic laboratory environment.


Arkema is a world-class producer of industrial chemicals, including acrylics, PMMA, thiochemicals, fluorochemicals, and hydrogen peroxide and of performance products like technical polymers, specialty chemical organic peroxides, additives, urea formaldehyde resins and agrochemicals. Arkema is a leading producer in most of its product lines. Arkema's 20 plants in North America account for 25% of the company's sales.
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