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Chemist III, Process Technology Improvement in Silicones - Hopewell, VA

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Hopewell, VA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Chemist III, Process Technology Improvement in Silicones - Hopewell, VA


Location: United States : Hopewell, VA

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: BL not assigned


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 Process Technology Improvement in Silicones (PTIS) group is seeking an experienced scientist to work in the area of organ modified silicones and related industrial products. The selected applicant will provide production with manufacturing and technical support and collaborate with research and applied technology groups of the business lines to support their research projects.  This will include self-directed research and development followed with complete thorough reports on the projects assigned. The ideal candidate will have a BS, MS, or PhD in chemistry or a closely related discipline, with relevant years of experience in synthetic and analytical chemistry experience.



  • Support production with troubleshooting and process improvements, the design of chemical synthesis reactions, and the interpretation of analytical data for evaluation of product quality, all with detailed reports.        
  • Develop analytical techniques for polymer mixtures using HPLC, GPC, & GC. This includes method development, extensive reporting, maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments.                
  • Support the business lines in developing new materials through chemical synthesis. Development of new chemistry.


  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Chemistry or related field.            
  • Background in chemical synthesis with experience in polymer or silicone chemistry preferred. Experience in HPLC, GPC, and GC operation and method design.
  • Chemical process improvement beneficial. Bachelors 5 or more years of experience, Masters or PhD 0 or more years of experience.            
  • Knowledge in organic chemistry, with proficient laboratory bench skills and lab practices (safe chemical handling, maintaining lab notebook, etc.).  Be proficient in operation and troubleshooting of HPLC, GPC, and GC instrumentation. Strong leadership, oral and written communication and presentation skills.

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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.

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