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Senior Scientist

Business Unit:  MEIS
Division:  Industrial CORE - Business

Business Overview

MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions is a global supplier of industrial metal and plastic finishing chemistries.  We primarily design and manufacture chemical systems that protect and decorate surfaces. Our high-performance functional coatings improve resistance to wear and tear, such as hard chrome plating of shock absorbers for cars or provide corrosion resistance for appliance parts. Our decorative performance coatings apply finishes for parts in various end markets such as automotive interiors or jewelry surfaces. As part of our broader sustainable solutions platform, we also provide both chemistry and equipment for turnkey wastewater treatment and recycle and reuse solutions. Our industrial customer base is highly diverse and includes customers in the following end markets: appliances and electronics equipment; automotive parts; industrial parts; plumbing goods; construction equipment and transportation equipment.  MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day

Job Requirements

  • Ph.D. in a technical field (Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, etc) is strongly preferred.
  • 2-5 years of Industrial R&D experience with Aluminum Anodizing and Conversion coating area etc., preferred.
  • An advanced understanding of the surface finishing industry that will allow effective collaboration with plating experts on product development projects.
  • Proven ability to track, manage, and report on the progress of complex projects, and to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to use statistical methods to design, analyze, and interpret the results of complex experimental programs.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and technical skills required to work across functional areas and with customers to gather and maintain information required for product development activities.
  • Experience with collaboration and negotiation with external vendors to keep projects on track and on schedule.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office applications and DOE software.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Research and Development Scientist is responsible for managing and completing R&D projects, both alone and in collaboration with other R&D personnel, often as a member of a global team.
  • Project work will be the focus, with raw material qualification and QC method development expected to occupy some proportion of the work.
  • Track patent and Scientific literature.
  • Follow stage-gate project management system and document project progress.
  • The Scientist will have responsibilities, like support ISO audit program, monitor and follow health and lab safety and take-up additional responsibilities, as when requirement comes up.   
  • The mission of the Scientist is to develop new products as dictated by business needs, conducting sophisticated chemical research quickly, cost effectively, and safely. The position will be located in Bangalore, India at the Cookson India Research Centre, and will report to the R&D Manager at the site.

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