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Scientist II

Date: Dec 29, 2020

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Scientist II


Location: United States : Allentown, PA

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Coating Additives


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Provide technical service, applied R&D and product technical support to Coatings Additives distributors, Sales force and Industrial segment coatings customers. Joint technical visits with sales and distributors to local customers in the US and Canada and periodic training visits to Essen.  Plan and execute proposed experimental lab work for customer projects and Innovation project lab testing. Responsible to maintain raw material’s inventory list, according to project requirements and aligned with ESHQ.

Communication with Essen and Hanau laboratories, as well as regional Americas labs on projects and other technical matters.   Goal of testing is technical support, complaint resolution or demonstrating new, novel use in a given application of coatings



  • Support Global Industrial Coatings segment and Market Teams by independently performing a broad range of activities – experiments, tests and laboratory processes and procedures – requiring specialized knowledge of formulating techniques, spray application, and raw material product information to test products in coating formulations supplied by customers.
  • Develop, recommends and implements new/revised tests to promote old and new products and development of new market areas.
  • Provide technical support to customers by customer visits, telephone and emails.   This includes technical visits with field sales force to present products and technology.
  • Prepares presentations, technical reports, summaries and analysis of his/her work.
  • Attend and deliver papers at industry trade shows and conferences.
  • May supervise or train other laboratory personnel in the performance of specialized work.  May oversee the activities of other employees assigned to support a specific project (lower level scientists, technicians, interns).
  • Maintains team raw materials list. Writes Safe Work Practices, Supports Design Hazard Reviews and Management of Changes as needed.


  • BS - Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • 5+ years of coatings experience in a lab setting.
  • Industrial or automotive coatings experience preferred.
  • Possess effective and convincing verbal and technical writing skills in the English language. Proficiency in German language a plus.
  • Ability to travel and make technical presentations to customers as needed to proactively support technical sales.
  • Experience interacting with customers is preferred
  • Computer proficiency required with emphasis on Excel spreadsheet capabilities.
  • Good problem-solving skills. 

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown