Research & Development Scientist

Year    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Job Description

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale. With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered Polymers, Personal Care, Home Care, Lubrizol LifeSciences, Performance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.
Title: : Research & Development Scientist Reports To : Functionally - Technical Manager, TempRite R&D and Administratively -Technical Service Manager EMEAI Division : TempRite® R&D Location : Dahej, (Gujarat) India
Summary of the Role:
The R&D facility at Dahej will support our TempRite® R&D group.
Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Support current business groups initiatives and needs for existing and new applications.
  • Support the commercial technical directives for existing product lines and needs as they arise for areas to apply our polymer(s) or others to new end use applications.
  • Support customer evaluations in concert with technical services to ensure any new material implementations meet necessary criteria regarding expected quality and product consistency. This should include consideration for quality, processing, handling of materials, approval body certifications and varying customer requirements.
  • Work as a member of cross-functional project teams, be a team player.
  • Maintain records of experiments, results, and conclusions with subsequent reports both mid-term and at project conclusion.
  • Provide progress updates through regular issuance of written and verbal reports, this may include quarterly updates with business partners.
  • Provide guidance or experience to other members when/where applicable, be a part of team meetings.
  • Be open to innovation, consider new and innovative solutions.
Requirements (education, experience, competencies and specific job requirements):
  • The candidate must have strong technical experience and training with plastics testing, processing, and application technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience on testing methodologies and equipment for polymers and plastics
  • Knowledge of the polymers and additives, this may include PVDF, PES, PVC, PEX, PE, PERT, HDPE, PU, TPU, PC, CPVC, HDPE, ABS and other associated polymers.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results oriented.
  • Ability to interpret structural chemistry and apply towards product properties/applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective communicator.
  • Strong record keeping skills.
  • Strong PC skills including MS Office Products, project management skills.
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol Advanced Materials laboratories.
  • Ability to travel based on need.

Education / Certification:
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, materials sciences, plastics engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related scientific field from an accredited college or university.
Experience and Skills:
8 to 12 years of experience managing a lab in the field of polymers and plastics.
  • Seeks new and better approaches to work
  • Delivers Results(project management with firm outcomes)
  • Global Perspective
  • Commercial Acumen

About Us : Lubrizol Advanced Materials India Private Limited (LZAM) is part of The Lubrizol Corporation a Berkshire Hathaway company, an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. LZAM South Asia is having diverse business segments and plants in India and is responsible for business development of ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing their environmental impact.

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