Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
Eastman has an immediate need for an Advanced Polymer Scientist.
Develop and maintain polymer characterization capabilities, especially rheological capabiltilites, needed to support various R&D programs, manufacturing and technical service needs
Develop strong working relationship with our Polymers and Coatings Application Development areas in helping to advance new product development
Keep abreast of latest advances in polymer characterization techniques and instrumentation
Employ the latest measurement technology and sound analytical principles to solve major technical problems and have sufficient breadth to recognize when other technique areas may have better applicability to technical problems
Participate on technical teams focused on corporate growth programs as well as efforts to improve quality/reliability of laboratory services
Champion development of new technologies/methods and lead the efforts to implement them
Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot analytical instrumentation
Supervise skilled technicians in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation
Manage and ensure timely completion of projects; review and write test methods and technical reports
Ph.D. required - A Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry or Engineering, Material Science, Physical Chemistry or equivalent science degree from an accredited college or university is required
The ideal candidate must have:
Polymer Characterization experience
A working knowledge of polymer processing, rheology and molecular weight characterization is highly desired
Broad-based polymer chemistry background with an ability to work effectively in a team environment
Motivated to develop into a company expert (leader) in solving polymer characterization problems, especially rheology
Ability to lead and engage other scientists and technicians to provide key analytical data for product and process development and to participate in multi-disciplinary product and process development teams
Capability of managing short-term and long-term measurement projects while meeting timelines
Knowledge in computers, electronics, software logic, instrument troubleshooting and statistics desired
Should be an innovative and creative problem solver with strong scientific convictions and willingness to take risks
Should communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Beyond philanthropy At Eastman, people are at the heart of our business. With more than 15,000 employees worldwide and customers in over 100 countries, we know the importance of working together with our team members, communities and organizations to identify issues that matter to us all.We focus on the right projects and initiatives with the greatest collective impact. We build and strengthen st...rategic partnerships and challenge ourselves to enable the most positive change.Corporate Responsibility is more than just philanthropy. It shapes how we operate.
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