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Senior Synthetic Chemist – R&D

Monroe, CT
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Job Description:
Innovate by creating new products from concept to commercialization.

Skills and Experience:
  • Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Organic chemistry, or related field with exceptional experience with fluoropolymers and siloxanes, including practical knowledge of reaction mechanisms and structure-property relationships, attuned to EH&S and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Success synthesizing functionalized siloxanes, reactive silanes and surfactants.
  • Support production staff in scale-up of existing proceesses and syntheses
  • Ability to use chemical literature to generate ideas, new products, and better ways to make existing products as well as reverse engineer competetive products, tracking marklet trends.
  • Background formulating additives and/or coatings for the plastics composite industry.
  • Hands-on skillset at the bench using instrumentation while designing for specific surface properties, crosslinking, miscibility, semi-permanent coatings, and emulsion systems.
  • Ability to collaborate with strong verbal/written communication skills for authoring documentation and presentations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Leading projects including raw material selection, design of experiments, evaluation, validation, and scaling-up to production, while being attentive to regulatory requirements.
  • Interfacing with the Technical Sales staff to assist satisfying customer needs.
  • Managing product life cycle.
Competitive compensation and benefits package available commensurate with the successful candidate's experience and potential contribution. US Citizen otherwise Green Card preferred.

About us
Axel Plastics Research Laboratories (AXEL) is a U.S. based manufacturer of proprietary mold releases and process aid additives for all types of plastics including urethanes. AXEL also provides formulated additives for markets such as decorative laminates, and concrete. AXEL is a privately held company soon to celebrate its 80th year in its third generation of family ownership and operation. The business is registered to the ISO Quality System and is also fully compliant with REACH and most worldwide regulatory requirements. Axel serves the global market through direct sales and a network of distributors and technical representatives.