We are currently looking for a dynamic individual as a Material Scientist for our Advanced Materials organization at our Advanced Technology Center located in The Woodlands, Texas.
The Material Scientist will assist the Advanced Materials division in the development of adhesive and composite systems for advanced composite applications supporting business growth opportunities across the globe. They will work in a multifunctional team and interact with stakeholders in different functions and regions. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for developing fundamental technical insights into the mechanics, chemistry and physics of surface and interfacial phenomena of adhesive and composite systems supporting growth in the industrial and aerospace business at Huntsman.
What will be expected from you?
This position will involve working with other scientists, and may involve the direction and/or mentorship of technicians within the laboratory. The successful applicant should demonstrate strong collaborative and communication skills, as well as an attention to detail for task execution and project management.
Develop work hypothesis, design experiments, and develop experimental plans to validate value propositions
Develop novel methods to alter the surface properties of organic and inorganic materials.
Conduct literature search and patent monitoring to understand industry and technology trends
Identify knowledge gaps and design research efforts to investigate a range of polymer surface and interface mechanics problems
Extract and analyze data streams to provide insight into material effects and interactions
Develop understanding of customer requirements and testing procedures and reduce these to fundamental materials properties
Develop new test methods to build fundamental understanding of structure-process-property relationships
Generate physical property and performance data to support IP and applications development efforts
Maintain awareness of competitive products and benchmark alternative technologies
Build knowledge of new adhesive and composite technologies via scientific literature, patents, and industry publications
Establish peer level connections with the external technical community in order to maintain an up to date understanding of the market dynamics, industry trends and to support customer engagement
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
A BS, MS or PhD in polymer science or material science: including 2+ years of hands on experience with one of more surface chemical analysis techniques (XPS, FTIR, Contact angle, etc…)
Knowledge on thermoset chemistries, such as epoxy, polyurethane, and acrylate is critical
1-2 years of working experience in new product development for adhesive and composite applications is highly desirable
3 or more years of chemical laboratory experience is preferred.
Knowledge on scientific methodology, project management, and stage gate process
Experience in working in cross-functional teams
Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills
Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
**Sponsorships now or in the future are not approved for this role**
Additional Salary Information: Plus bonus and benefits
Internal Number: NA
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2017 revenues of more than $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions.