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Applications Development Scientist

Company: Eastman
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: February 3, 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

This posting is for an Applications Development Scientist in the Plasticizers Technical Service and Applications Development group for Eastman Chemical Company located in Kingsport, TN. The position will have responsibility for applications research and development supporting developing businesses and some existing business within Eastman, as well as providing Technical Assistance to our external customers. The successful applicant will be expected to translate market needs into product concepts and subsequently develop the concepts into commercial products. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and function in an innovative, fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.

The selected individual for this position will be required to:

--- Serve as a technical expert for plasticizer formulations and uses both for customers and internal partners and will be expected to conduct/oversee laboratory work to develop basic knowledge to support new business opportunities

--- Translate fundamental knowledge of polymer materials and functional additives to the development of new applications and the identification of new market spaces

--- Identify needs and opportunities through discussion with customers, sales and marketing personnel with the ability to translate those needs into innovative product solutions

--- Propose a course of action based on data analysis

--- Lead multidisciplinary new product development project teams

--- Communicate results through effective written documentation and oral presentations

--- Travel for customer interactions and technical conferences

Education Requirements:

Ph.D. or M.S. in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university is required.

Experience Requirements:

--- 5+ years of industrial product development experience is highly desirable

--- Track record of innovation is highly desirable

--- Experience with plasticizers, PVC, PVB, and vinyl acetate emulsion polymers and/or additive systems for PVC formulations is strongly preferred

--- Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges

--- Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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 , Applications Development Scientist, Other , Kingsport, Tennessee

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