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Technical Services Scientist

Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Piscataway, NJ, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Applied Technology Scientist


Location: United States : Piscataway, NJ

Function: IT

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Silanes


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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General Purpose: 

  • Management of technical activities for assigned market segment of Functional Silanes in the North American region including the interaction with customers and management of short term and long term programs.
  • Provide technical direction to technicians and be accountable for their progress.
  • Support the senior technical manager in formulating the regional strategy and develop capabilities in the region to support the technical service and business development activities for the Functional Silanes business. The person will be required to perform technical service and business development activities and perform the experiments that are alligned with Business Line Silane’s Coatings & Metal Treatment segment. 


  • Provide technical support to North American customers to help implementation of sales and marketing initiatives.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders (e.g. customers, industry groups, sales/marketing and other Evonik groups) by demonstrating technical expertise and product knowledge
  • Interaction with Customers regarding customer projects and trouble shoots customers projects in the lab and at customer’s lab and manufacturing facilities.
  • Write proposals and protocols for formulation development on customer projects. Prepare technical reports on experiments and projects and communicate internally.
  • Develop/conduct customer presentations and demonstrations on the use of Dynasylan products. Support Sales/Marketing & distributors with technical presentations & product demonstrations.
  • Build strong relationships with all levels of customers’ technical teams. Build thorough knowledge of competitive products and understand competitive technical landscape.
  • Develop an understanding of end-user requirements and testing procedures & clearly communicate how Evonik product offerings can enhance application and performance.
  • Develop collaborations with other business lines and/or units and with customers.
  • Continue to enhance the R&D capability to support customer developments 


  • BSc in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or equivalent, with at least 5 years of experience working in an applied technology laboratory setting; or 2) MSc in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or equivalent, with at least 3 years of experience in an applied technology laboratory setting; or 3) PhD in in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or equivalent, with 0-1 years of experience in an applied technology laboratory setting
  • Experience in coatings and/or metal treatment application technology would prefered.
  • Prior customer interaction experience (eg. technical service) strongly preferred.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, including presentation skills to deal with internal and external customers.
  • Independent and highly driven individual who has the ability to priorotize and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to create networks of experts to leverage external knowledge and develop collaborative programs with key customers and end-users.
  • Expected travel will be about 25% primarily domestic.

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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