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Job Location: Lowell, MA

Job #: 9609
Title: Materials Scientist
Job Location: Lowell, Massachusetts - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $100,000.00 - $125,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Our client is a major manufacturer of thermoplastic adhesives and specialty films serving various markets worldwide. They are a very successful company that continues to grow and expand its share in the markets they serve and allied markets. If you are Materials Scientist with adhesives background who is customer facing and has successfully brought products to commericaliztion we want to connect.


Our client is a major manufacturer of thermoplastic adhesives and specialty films serving various markets worldwide. They need a Materials Scientist who can research and study properties of various polymeric materials and determine ways to develop new materials with specific properties for target applications.


  • Conduct research into properties of polymers, additives, fillers and substrates in order to gain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones
  • Develop new materials with specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications
  • Handle multiple assignments with short time line completion dates
  • Work closely with Development team to support developing products for specific applications
  • Plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of new applications
  • Devise test methods to evaluate material properties at various conditions
  • Confer with customers to determine how materials can be tailored to suit their needs
  • Participate in Skunk work team investigating various technologies & materials
  • Visit materials suppliers and customers to gather information about applications.
  • Attend trade shows and conferences to get ideas on possible material & process usage
  • Prepare reports on materials and processes for use by team members

Requirements for Materials Scientist

  • PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Plastics preferred will consider Masters Degree
  • 5 + years industrial experience in polymeric material research preferably in adhesives
  • Proven track record of success bringing products to commercialization as part of a team and the ability to find new and novel solutions to complex problems
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to judge the audience (customers, vendors, team members, management, operators etc.) and make the presentation accordingly
  • Need to be customer facing and have worked in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid PMP Project Management skills, and familiarity with Six Sigma and Stage Gate
  • Must be willing to travel 20% to 25% of the time domestically and internationally
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent resident of the United States

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