Scientist at Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

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Location: Brewster, New York

Job Description:
About Nouryon
We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.


Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities

• Independently conceives, plans, and conducts research, which could have a considerable influence on scientific knowledge or technological developments. Usually performs as staff advisor/consultant relative to a scientific or technical specialty.

• Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.

• Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed experimental approaches, techniques, or equipment when necessary data are insufficient or confirmation by testing is advisable.

• Proposes strategic R&D programs for chemistry and process.

• Regularly leads one or more Focus projects. As project leader, drives progress and reviews results of project team overall, as well as individual members.



• Ph.D. in chemical engineering with 5+ years of experience

• Knowledge of organic chemistry with emphasis on nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur derivatives

• Knowledge of analytical methods, especially nmr, ir, and gc/ms

• Knowledge of unit operations for batch and continuous reactors

• Demonstrated creativity and work ethic

• Good mechanical and mathematical skills, including basic calculus and statistics

• Possesses a strong work ethic, self-starter, good oral and written communications skills, and proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs, molecular drawing, and design of experiments (DOE)

Other Skills

• Knowledge of amine synthetic chemistry

• Knowledge of surfactants principles and applications

• Knowledge of catalysis, especially transition metal catalysis

• Knowledge of surfactants principles and applications

• Possesses interpersonal skills suitable for customer interactions