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PhD Research Chemist

Company: Eastman
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: February 8, 2020

Job Description:

Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

The Additives and Functional Products Division is searching for a PhD Research Chemist.

As a member of a high performing team within Eastman's Scaleup & Process Innovation Division, the selected individual will be responsible for developing, optimizing, and scaling synthetic routes to novel compounds. The individual will have an opportunity to develop innovative technical solutions across multiple business areas. Project work will be conducted in the laboratory, pilot plant, and large-scale manufacturing facilities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

--- Collaborating with applications R&D, marketing and business partners to understand customer needs and provide technical solutions that are economically viable

--- Working in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment to develop new technologies that provide solutions to customers' needs

--- Executing technical projects, including conducting laboratory experiments at the bench and directing the work of technicians

--- Documenting and communicating results and conclusions to both technical and non-technical audiences

--- Identifying inventive aspects of new technology and working with our legal department to capture and protect intellectual property

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Homogeneous Catalysis from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

* The candidate should possess a broad exposure to synthetic organic transformations and laboratory experimentation techniques.

* Demonstrated creativity and a desire to solve challenging and complex problems

* First principles mechanistic approach and a passion for understanding the fundamental aspects of complex chemistries and processes

* A high level of initiative and self-motivation

* Strong project management and team leadership skills

* Excellent oral and written communication skills to work effectively in a team environment

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Keywords: Eastman, Kingsport , PhD Research Chemist, Other , Kingsport, Tennessee

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