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Product Development Chemist (Director level)

Location: Little Falls, NJ
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $555,555.00
Degree: Doctorate;
Date: 6/15/2018
Job ID: 02604645
Job Description
Product Development Chemist with an R&D Director title
Program director of Ion-exchange (IX) Technology

Location: North, NJ – near Edison, Little Falls, Newark NJ
(with fantastic relocating benefits provided including a full pack & ship and money to break a lease or costs to sell & buy a home)

Salary note: I am not permitted to openly publish the full salary range but I have shown the minimum to give applicant an idea of the career level for this position.  We will discuss salary details before forwarding your resume to the client top avoid wasting your time and ours.

Opportunity highlights: 

The Product Development Chemist will have a “director” title in a well-established company.    As “Director of R&D” you’ll be a senior level technical expert help bring our client “into the future” - to the next level of innovation in ion-exchange purification technologies with a focus on and resins for liquid purification. 
  • Join a forward-thinking manufacturing company and report directly to the VP Divisional Manager who is focused on innovation and product development as part of his business growth strategy. You’ll be a key player.
  • This company has been in business for over 50 years. Since they have essential cornered the market in their primary space (enjoying 75- 80% market share), they are now targeting growth into new markets. At the same time, they’ve taken steps to optimize manufacturing to accommodate this growth.
  • They are part of  a very well- known and well-respected business conglomerate which, in recent years, has served as a great marketing tool.
  • A great base salary; Comprehensive relocation benefits to covers your move including real-estate transaction costs plus extra allowances;   Company sponsored insurance programs (Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription, Life);  401K plan with matching & a Pension Plan;  Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays.

As Director of R&D / Lead Product Development Chemist, you will become the “go-to” technical expert driving corporate innovation in the area of ion-exchange liquid purification.  Working on the site where the resins are manufactured, you’ll lead product development activities within the Utility Water Purification Group.  You’ll also pitch in and help the technical sales and field service teams troubleshoot customer problems with water-purification systems and customer resin regeneration processes.  This is a hand-on position combined with strategic planning as you apply your knowledge of the technology.
  • Enhance existing formulations of Ion Exchange products used to remove trace contamination in water recycle systems.
  • Oversee the synthesis and scale-up of new products.
  • Develop physical and chemical characterization protocols.
  • Conduct product performance evaluations, and define chemical and physical attributes for marketing and technical publications.
  • Conduct competitive technology evaluations to benchmark product performance against competitors’ products.
  • Generate detailed laboratory reports summarizing your R&D efforts and presentation findings to management.
  • Assist the field engineers and sales team with customer trouble shooting.
Background Profile:
  • A career focus that includes Ion-exchange (IX) Technology in liquid purification. Best if experience includes specialty IX media for low-level contaminant removal in high purity water applications.
  • PhD in Chemistry or equivalent experience.  (Will consider an MS Chemist with very strong history in water-purification using ion-exchange resin systems)
  • At least 10 years of experience in formulation & synthesis.
  • Experienced with analytical testing methods, testing, and equipment.
  • Good communication skills required for interacting with customers and senior management.
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the USA without restrictions.
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