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Senior Research Scientist—Polymer Synthesis

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

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  • Design and synthesize novel fluoropolymer architectures to be used as binders in Lithium Ion batteries.
  • Generate ideas for new products/applications in areas consistent with business interests based on knowledge of markets and/or technology and discussions with customers or Business Development and generate intellectual property as appropriate.
  • Interpret and communicate test results to the business, project team members, research management, and customers.
  • Participate actively as a multifunctional project team member, and provide technical leadership for projects
  • Supervise technician or chemist in support of group objectives and enhance coating lab capabilities.
  • Actively promote safe behavior in the workgroup and takes responsibility for personal safe lab operations.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering or related discipline
  • 5-10 years of post-graduate polymerization experience, particularly emulsion polymerization with an emphasis on fluoro- or acrylic-monomers.
  • Ability to work and think both in a team environment and as an independent, pro-active researcher.
  • Strong hands-on laboratory skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct experiments carefully and critically in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present results clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with both internal and external technical/commercial groups.


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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