Sr. Polymer Chemist (Synthesis, Characterization, Colloidal Science, Material Science)

Apex Systems
Gaithersburg, MD
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Sr. Polymer Chemist (Synthesis, Characterization, Colloidal Science, Material Science) If you are looking for an opportunity at an innovative company in the biochemistry industry, we have a permanent role as a Sr. Polymer Scientist in the Gaithersburg, MD area! Job Overview: The Sr. Scientist will oversee a small team of junior Polymer Chemists within the R&D team. The Senior Scientist, as one of the leaders in the R&D team, oversees the operation of the polymer laboratory, drives execution of company research plans, and plays a critical role in the implementation of corporate strategy and culture Main Tasks/Responsibilities: * Plan and execute research and development projects in polymer synthesis and characterization in accordance with the company research plans * Work in conjunction and collaborate with Membrane and Protein R&D groups in research efforts into biomimetic membranes * Manage and train the Polymer R&D team; ensure structure and composition of the team are aligned with research objectives * Develop and enforce policies, standards and procedures for the polymer R&D activities; manage project plans for designated R&D activities * Ensure appropriate resourcing of staff and equipment for the execution of research and development activities * Manage all research and development activities through phase-gate process in coordination with Product Management team * Support creation of comprehensive IP strategy in the field of polymer and copolymer synthesis and applications to ensure a competitive advantage for the company * Follow academic and commercial activities in the marketplace for polymer and copolymer technology * Ensure participation in technical conferences and publication in recognized journals The qualified candidate must have: * At least two years of experience managing a research and development team in the polymer industry, preferably in life sciences * Experience managing teams of employees including hourly and salaried workforce * Proficiency in polymer and block copolymer synthesis and polymer characterization, as well as characterization techniques including but not limited to HPLC, GPC, SEM, TEM, FTIR, UV-VIS, surface characterization. In addition to a challenging and interesting work environment and the opportunity to work on ground-breaking technology we are offering an attractive compensation and benefit package incl. health, dental and 401k etc. EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178

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