R&D Chemist - organic/inorganic NPD

Cincinnati, OH 45213

Posted: 05/01/2019 Industry: Chemical Job Number: 15784 Pay Rate: Open

Job Description

The R&D Chemist position is responsible for researching, planning and performing the necessary activities to accomplish scale-up and commercialization of new products. This includes finding and developing new product opportunities both independently and in collaboration with sales and marketing; researching and carrying out the necessary laboratory work for chemical transformation, product quality and manufacturing process determination; scaling up and piloting of new products and processes; and commercialization of new products. The R&D Chemist keeps current on technology and professional practice including process, analysis and characterization techniques in order to achieve the desired products by the most effective and efficient methods possible.
Essential Job functions:
  • Lead new product development projects
  • Perform literature searching for new products or processes
  • Design or propose effective, economical and environmentally friendly synthetic route or process for new projects or new products
  • Practice the proposed synthetic route or process at a bench scale
  • Synthesize new target materials as requested by the customers
  • Analyze organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, utilizing such techniques as NMR, GC-MS, HPLC, FT-IR, XRD, SEM etc.  
  • Prepare lab samples of new organic, inorganic and organometallic products
  • Improve or modify processes for new products or existing products
  • Write technical papers or reports about the progress of the projects
  • Manage and prepare documents to ship samples to the customer by collaborating with the customer service department
  • Strategically source raw materials for new projects, including searching possible suppliers worldwide, getting quotes and managing placing orders
  • Directly contact customer for reporting project progress, addressing technical issues and providing technical perspective to solve problems
Other Job functions:
  • Propose new equipment and technologies for laboratory improvement
  • Provide technical suggestions and contribute R&D perspectives to Raw Materials Qualification Team
  • Lead teams including chemists and technicians to accomplish bulk lab production (1-20 Kg) to fulfill customer orders in a timely manner
  • Contribute to technical business development by visiting customers, attending professional conferences and trade shows with commercial personnel
  • Initiate, establish new connections with new or potential customers and bring in new business or projects through professional network
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