Wacker Chemical Corporation Scientist 50860592 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
The business division WACKER SILICONES is one of the world's leading silicone manufacturers offering more than 3,000 different products - encompassing silicone fluids, rubbers and resins, silanes and pyrogenic silica.At our new SILICONES RD Center in Ann Arbor, MI, we are currently growing and have several Scientist positions open.The Scientist will develop, analyze and test new silicone building blocks (silanes, siloxanes, and silica) and formulations to contribute to interdisciplinary RD projects focusing on novel Health Care, Consumer Care, Electronics, Food, Oil Gas, etc. applications Your Tasks• Develop, analyze and assess new building blocks and formulations for various applications and market segments• Work in interdisciplinary project team to develop new products and technologies• Participate in discussions with technical departments (marketing, production, analytics, etc.) to align developments and to prepare transfer of new products and technologies• Focus on safe lab operations; organize and manage lab routines and supplies• Develop and establish analytical and application relevant test methods• Contribute to creative RD environment and innovation discovery discussions; formulate new ideas to help advance developments and solve technical challenges• Review literature and patentsYour Profile• Education: M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or related field required• Chemical synthesis experience in an industrial/academic/government research lab is preferred• Experience in characterization of chemical compounds by NMR, IR, chromatographic and calorimetric techniques• Scale up experience is desirable• Work with minimal supervision on the development of new products and technologies• Good scientific writing skills• Good understanding of Silicone or Polymer Chemistry is a plus• Excellent interpersonal skills to work in cross-disciplinary teams in a global settingSustainability is one of WACKER's corporate goals - also as an employer.We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. Thatis why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.Be part of a family. Across all nations.We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com/careersWacker Chemical Corporation is a Minority/Female/ Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, , orientation, gender identity or national origin.