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Date:  Nov 29, 2023
Location:  Ann Arbor
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Ann Arbor,
we are looking for you as a(n) Senior Scientist.


Job Responsibilities            

  • Scientist role is responsible to develop, synthesize, analyze, and test new materials and formulations towards WACKER's goals within a global team environment.
  • Scientist will advance state-of-the-art materials and formulations, generating fundamental knowledge to solve technical challenges.
  • Independently contribute to interdisciplinary R&D projects for the target markets, demonstrating advanced knowledge and introducing innovative solutions.
  • Drive technology development and implementation areas, demonstrating project planning and management skills.
  • Maintain familiarity with current literature and advances in relevant fields.
  • Accurately records, analyzes, interprets, and reports experimental data to stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in WACKER safety programs, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and maintain good housekeeping
  • Provides guidance and support to less experienced team members.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills with presentations to internal technical colleagues, including R&D, Business Teams, and Production.
  • Contribute to a creative R&D environment, including ideation and innovation discussions, leading to a robust project pipeline.


Job Qualifications

  • Minimum M.S. in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related discipline required, Ph.D. preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant industrial work experience is required
  • Synthesis experience in an industrial, academic, or government research lab required. Elastomer experience preferred.
  • Experience of characterization of chemical compounds via analytical techniques such as NMR, IR, GC, DSC, DMA, TGA, rheology, etc.
  • Experience mentoring colleagues in an industrial setting
  • Proven expertise in field supported by technical publications and presentations.
  • Able to review and interpret scientific and patent literature; contribute to internal WACKER IP generation.
  • Considerable knowledge of laboratory safety policies and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of silicone chemistry is preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to creatively problem solve and lead investigations is required.
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25672 
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

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