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Scientist II

Cleveland, Ohio

Job Description

Job Summary

Within defined procedures and practices in a research and development environment the Scientist II will apply basic knowledge of a technical area and general scientific knowledge to develop solutions during the product and technology process.

  • Applies scientific methods and principles to assigned projects and technical challenges.
  • Independently conducts basic analytical studies using sophisticated laboratory instruments following clearly defined procedures and processes for review by senior-level scientists.
  • Applies basic knowledge of commonly used scientific analysis techniques and practices and working knowledge of product lines within the specialty to develop solutions to product and technology challenges.
  • Builds productive internal relationships with manufacturing, engineering, marketing, and technology groups enabling a proactive response to market changes and/or customer demands.
  • Actively participates on multi-disciplinary product development teams.
  • Presents results of studies/experiments conducted effectively and responds to questions from group/team.
  • Prepares accurate and concise reports related to the studies conducted and assists with the preparation of comprehensive reports for new product formulations and procedures.
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory environment.
  • Personal computer skills such as MICROSOFT OFFICE and relational database
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a Team environment
  • Limited knowledge of new product development processes and work flow
  • Basic knowledge of a particular technical area
  • Experience or knowledge with polymer, polymer composites, rheology control, and rheology characterization preferred
Education & Experience Request
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Scientific field (Master’s Degree Preferred)
  • 2-5 years of experience

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