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Senior Process Researcher

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Senior Process Researcher


Location: United States : Allentown, PA

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Research, Development & Innovation


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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The position exists to support the research, development and transfer of new technology from lab scale to commercialization.  The incumbent will provide technical leadership in process development program definition, planning, execution and evaluation. The incumbent will be required to lead effectively on cross-functional project teams in a recognized technical expert role. The position contributes to the ongoing innovation and improvements in the associated business lines.



  •  Leads the research, development and scale-up of complex new products in new and existing assets.   Orchestrates synthesis work and establishes key process parameters utilizing design of experiments, chemical analysis and data modeling techniques.  Responsible for the hands-on guidance of laboratory technicians with some direct supervisory responsibility.  Documents the knowledge gained from the research and development work in research reports.  Prepares a technical package of information for technology transfer.
  • Initiates new ideas and proposals involving innovative technology that results in lower manufacturing cost or increased capacity in Evonik Production Plants.  Works with stakeholders to gain support for new programs.
  • Applies existing know-how to troubleshoot and identify root causes.  Recognized across multiple sites as an expert in a particular tool, process or technology.
  • Participates with Engineering in process scope development in medium and large capital projects.
  • Performs proof of concept work on new technologies not currently practiced within a supported business line to expand the Evonik Innovation space. 


  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar field
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience including working in a chemical laboratory research environment.  Experience in a manufacturing plant or pilot plant and project leadership experience desired
  • Experience with new product scale-up is required.   Direct experience in reaction engineering, organic synthesis, batch processing and separations highly desired.  Knowledge of catalysis, organometallics and dispersions is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead new technology development from the lab to commercial scale.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to effectively lead multi-disciplinary project teams 
  • Internally recognized technical expertise in a particular chemistry, process or skill

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