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Formulation Chemist

ACTEGA North America Technologies
Providence, Rhode Island
From $90,000 per year + 10% annual bonus target
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Field of specialization
Paint / Coatings
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

General Summary:

The Formulation Chemist spearheads the development new products through innovative solutions, while also identifying emerging technologies pertinent to business objectives. Collaboratively build systems and support product/engineering teams and offering expertise in energy cure chemistries to build robust systems. Develop and commercialize new products; Provide scale-up support and technical guidance to production. As well as ongoing project assignments, formal project reports writing, and research & development activities, as needed. 


Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Develop Adhesives formulations, preferably UV curable, aimed at achieving best performance specific to well-defined end use requirements.
  • Independently design experiments, execute testing, collect data, and draw conclusions from development work.
  • Develop and support on projects from concept to commercialization.
  • Hands on working in the laboratory environment and support with printing of various UV-curing chemistries on press to test new formulation designs.
  • Perform various laboratory analytical testing using Rheometry, FT-IR, UV-Vis, Advanced Surface microscopy, adhesives testing (i.e. tack, shear, peel force), and measurement of polymeric film properties (i.e. surface rheology, coefficient of friction, tensile strength, surface free-energy).
  • Support and promote a culture of safety by personal demonstration of a high-level chemical hygiene, lab housekeeping, and chemical safety behaviors.
  • Mentor and teach junior lab team members.
  • Work in research setting while enabling formulation scale-up and commercialization.
  • Demonstrated creativity in experimental and protocol development.

(The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.   Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.)




Qualifications & Requirements:


  • BS degree with 7 years of experience, or MS with 5 years of experience, or PhD with 3 years of experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Polymer Chemistry. Experienced, hands-on scientist with strong laboratory technique and problem-solving skills, including proficiency in designing experiments.
  • Background in formulation and chemistry, specifically with UV-curable and/or water-based inks, coatings, and preferably adhesives.
  • Strong chemistry background in polymer structure property relationships in formulations. Understanding of chemical regulatory regulation for USA, Europe, and United Kingdom for printing inks. Knowledge of the Graphic Arts Printing Industry: flexographic, gravure, screen and offset printing applications. Understanding of various object printing on substrates such as Glass, Aluminum, and plastics is a plus. Ability to work in a small group setting.



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


  • This position requires frequent standing and walking in a laboratory environment.
  • Infrequent:
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Bending
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work in an environment around chemicals that may cause various odors

(All employees must be meet the minimum work requirements and be able to perform the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.)

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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