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Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Milton, WI, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Location: United States : Milton, WI

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

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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This Scientist position is within Care Solutions, but spans across many different Business Lines. The core chemistries practiced include petrochemical and oleochemical transformations; more specifically amination, hydrogenation, oxidation, condensation and ethoxylation. The Scientist develops and executes upon independent ideas for the development of new technologies and synthetic routes, leads projects and offers technical support to our sales and marketing force and customers, both internal and external. The Scientist works independently and provides guidance to others in the lab. Typical additional responsibilities include project management and execution, contractor management, customer visits and presentations, idea generation, materials analysis and data interpretation, and report preparation. 



Hands-On Synthesis / Product & Process Development

  • Oleo and Petrochemical synthesis
    • 1L to 50L reaction scale
    • Project directed work as a result of interactions with internal and external customers
  • Process development and Plant support for the Care Solutions product lines at up to 5 manufacturing facilities in the Americas
    • NPI Work – writing tech packages, setting specifications, interacting with Regulatory, etc.
    • Investigating and developing corrective actions for plant chemistry-based production problems

Administrative Activities (project management, safety, training, meetings, etc.)

  • Using SAP to investigate production specifications and BOM’s
  • Bi-monthly reports and ongoing project summaries
  • Regular (monthly) company required training
  • Regular group meetings that require written updates

Leadership based Collaboration (Data interpretation, coaching, education)

  • Working with other Team members to help interpret reaction/ analytical
  • results
  • Helping educate non-R&D personnel on products and processes
  • Coaching team members on new or unfamiliar techniques

Travel (Conferences, plants, etc.)

  • Travel to production facilities for New Product Introductions
    • Travel can be 0-5 times per year, depending on chemistry and plant NPI occurring at
  • Presenting or chairing at a conference


  • BS Degree with 15 years of experience or MS Degree with 7+ years of experience, (Ph.D. in chemistry with at least three years of experience is preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Industrial synthesis and/or process optimization experience, especially related to amines and/or alkoxylation chemistry
  • Ability to lead projects and individuals
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to work within cross-regional and cross-cultural teams
  • Attention to safety and safe work practices

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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