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Research Polymer Chemist

PEAK Technical Staffing USA, Oceanside california

Essential Job Requirements
  • PhD in Chemistry or Polymer Science and Engineering and 0-5 years industrial experience OR MS with minimum 5 years industrial experience
  • Experience with polymer synthesis or processing is a must
  • In-depth knowledge of organic chemistry
  • In-depth knowledge of structure-property relations and materials properties; ability to design materials to desired properties
  • Broad experience in polymers such as bulk radical polymerization, controlled/” living” radical polymerizations, surface grafted polymers, copolymer formulations, core-shell polymer nanoparticles, etc.
  • Strong awareness of safety of chemicals and reactions, ability to handle materials that are sensitive to air, light, and moisture.
  • Proven ability to follow detailed SOPs and perform analytical techniques such as GC, LC-MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, and NMR
  • Experience in analytical method development is a plus (e.g. HPLC analysis of complex mixtures)
  • Highly motivated and self-driven individual with the ability to work independently, and multi-task under aggressive timeline to support team and corporate objectives


Preferred qualification
  • Experience in surface modification using design materials
  • Experience in biomolecules such as proteins and amino acids
  • Experience with water based polymers
  • Small molecule and monomer design, synthesis, and purification (in addition to polymer experience)


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design, and conduct the synthesis, purification and characterization of polymer or small molecules of interest
  • Contribute to analytical method development and continuous improvement of existing analytical methods
  • Maintain excellent laboratory records, and write reports and research summaries as required
  • Interact closely with other scientists to develop comprehensive solutions
  • Participate in intellectual property creation