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Jr. Research Scientist

Job ID 9657 Anaheim, California, United States;
Regular

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. The Research & Innovation Function (R&I) leads Solvay into new growth territories with breakthrough innovation to generate new products, applications and processes in the field of sustainable chemistry. Partners with the GBUs to deliver more value and leverages the Group’s capabilities to improve competitiveness and create new business opportunities for Solvay and its customers.

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Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The Jr. Research Scientist is an entry level position that will require the scientist to work closely with the research team in the management and execution of programs and projects.  
Daily interaction with supervisor and team members with emphasis on technical interaction, planning of experiments and goal setting. Ability to understand and communicate technical data to internal and external customers.  
This position will require 50-75% of time to be spent in the laboratory conducting experiments and helping with supervision.  Skill set will include emphasis on composite material science and thermoset chemistry.
Define, plan, co-ordinate and carry out project work to develop new and enhance existing  products to support business 
Involved with cross functional project teams to drive product development that meets market technical needs on agreed timelines
Provide technical expertise/guidance and support to manufacturing, engineering and marketing teams, ability to construct corrective actions and  devise potential path forward 
Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to R&D technicians.  Assist R&D Manager to motivate and develop performance/productivity of these individuals
Develop and maintain a high level of competence in area of specialization, keeping abreast of all significant technology advances
Demonstrate a high degree of creativity, foresight and mature judgment in planning, organizing and guiding scientific aspects of projects 
Recognize, create and manage intellectual property within area of expertise 


Education and Experience:

BS degree in Chemistry or Material Sciences and 2+ years of experience in composites
MS or PhD in Chemistry or Material Sciences – no prior experience necessary

Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Good people skills, ability to work with internal and external customers
Work safely 
Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail
Hands-on bench skills are required, able to propose experiments
Capable of learning new tasks quickly
Must be able to recognize and observe data in a technical environment
Demonstrates good listening skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Able to work effectively on teams
Good computer skills
Able to perform literature search
Good organizational skills and time management
•       Able to supervise technician level



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