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R&D Chemist III

Date: Jul 9, 2019

Location: Mapleton, IL, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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R&D Chemist III


Location: United States : Mapleton, IL

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Care Solutions


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 R&D Chemist III will be responsible for providing production and technical support for the development, scale up, transfer and improvement of products with the assistance of R&D and Plant Operations staff. He/she is responsible for the accurate and timely communication of technical information that supports the development, manufacture, optimization and sales of products.



  • Technical improvement of existing product line. Plan, prepare, run, evaluate, and report on the Process Improvement and Scale up experiments and Plant Trials.
  • Develop new products and chemistries in line with BL objectives.
  • Evaluate, test, and qualify new raw materials for cost-savings and process improvements. Where appropriate, develop processes to produce intermediates, which replace raw materials.
  • Presentation of technology both inside and outside of the organization. 
  • Maintain the laboratory in a safe and professional manner. Make suggestions to improve the safety of the Laboratory and personnel. Hazardous waste responsibility.


  • B.S. in Chemistry or related with 5 years of experience or M.S. in Chemistry with 2-3 years of experience. Organic chemistry preferred.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of chemical manufacturing process and development and scale up processes (lab, pilot plant, production), or background in chemical synthesis.
  • Minimum two years bench experience in synthetic organic chemistry Industrial chemicals and applications preferred over academic and basic research. 
  • Ability to work with team members of all levels.

Your Application

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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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