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Date: Nov 30, 2021

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a(n) ​Scientist​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

Scientist role is responsible to develop, analyze and test new silicone-based materials and formulations.  This role contributes to interdisciplinary R&D projects within a team environment.

  • Scientist will develop, analyze and test new silicone-based materials and formulations.
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary R&D projects within a team environment for various market segments including health care, consumer care, electronics, industrial etc.
  • Accurately records, analyses, and reports experiments data.
  • Focus on safe lab operations, managing lab routines, including equipment maintenance.
  • Effectively communicates with internal technical colleagues, including R&D, Business Teams and Production.
  • Contribute to a creative R&D environment including ideation and innovation discussions.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field required.
  • Chemical synthesis experience in an industrial, academic or government research lab preferred
  • Minimum of a summer internship or equivalent research experience in a lab environment
  • Experience of characterization of chemical compounds via analytical techniques such as NMR, IR, GC, DSC, etc.
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong commitment to environmental health and safety excellence.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.



WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit