Sr. R&D Chemist

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Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN

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 14,300 employees from 70 nations.

At our site in Shanghai, we are currently looking for a(n) Sr. R&D Chemist.

Job Responsibilities    
- Member of Competence Center Consumer Care with focus on regional and global product development of silicone-based products for hair care, skin care as well as household care.
- Design/implement fundamental research and product development through literature/experiments to meet customer needs.
- Prepare scientific reports. Collect/analyze/archive data from literature/experiments.
- Maintain/develop current company intelligence for value creation through patent applications. 
- Maintain samples, equipment, furniture, and operational procedures.
- Meet the requirements of IMS/ISO and EHSS standards.
Qualifications Required    
- Master degree, PhD preferred.
- Major in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, materials science, or/and chemical engineering.
- At least 3 years of R&D related working experience in polymer research or/and development (0-3 years if PhD). Experience in scale-up is a plus. Experience in emulsion or/and surfactant is a plus. Experience in cosmetic or/and household care industries is a plus.
- Solid knowledge of silicone chemistry, hair/skin care, or/and bio-based materials is a plus.
- Pronounced practical lab skills.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
- Soft skills: Intercultural competence, transparent communication, open mindset, pro-activity, persistence.


Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer. We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. That is why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.


Be part of a family. Across all nations.


We are looking forward to your online application at
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