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Dow Chemical Research Scientist – Home Care R&D in Midland, Michigan

Research Scientist – Home Care R&D

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Position:Research Scientist – Home Care R&D

Primary locationCollegeville (PA, USA), Pennsylvania, United States of America

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Job Number:R2022505

Additional Locations:

Midland (MI, USA)

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Dow has an exciting opportunity for aResearch Scientist- Home Care R&D located inCollegeville, PA or Midland, MI.

The Home and Personal Care business is a market-driven business delivering innovations that meet the changing needs of the consumer. With deep market insights, Dow provides value to our customers and helps to create solutions that address current and future customer demands. The Home Care portion of the business is focused on the development of solutions to address Fabric Care, Dish Care and Hard Surface Care needs.

The Home Care R&D team is looking for an energetic candidate with a strong background in surfactant formulation, application, and method development to lead innovation projects and demonstrate to customers how Dow’s capabilities can be applied to address unmet global Home Care needs. The incumbent will be expected to interface with Regional Technical Service and Development teams, Business commercial resources and customer teams to drive projects to completion and to create compelling value propositions to customers that show how Dow’s technology and capabilities can help them address critical industry needs. The focus of this effort is to drive new surfactant product introductions that address growth opportunities in Fabric Care, Dish Care and Hard Surface Care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define, conduct, and lead research efforts for surfactants in Home Care using in-depth expertise and proactive application of formulation and application testing know-how, scientific principles, theory and experimental design with working knowledge across all major Home Care Market Segments.

  • Provide technical leadership to ensure that quality science is applied to projects across the group/organization.

  • Actively participate in the identification of new research/business opportunities through personal engagement in shaping of ideas and understanding value creation.

  • Consistently apply the Scientific Method in the planning and execution of experimental plans and problem solving. Formulate hypotheses and develop experimental plans to test hypotheses. Leverage statistical tools and methodology to solve complex problems with projects of regional or global scope.

  • Keep current with developments in Home Care and identify and implement applications which will benefit Dow. Have an in-depth understanding of the patent and journal literature across adjacent areas of technology. Determine and incorporate the competitive landscape in technology mapping. Work with legal department to manage IP and secure freedom to practice and patent new technologies.

  • Provide peer leadership and mentoring across multiple project areas. Identify project areas.

  • Coach and mentor junior level researchers and technologists in the areas of technical and career development.

  • Develop robust communication strategies and implement a range of effective communication methods that inform and influence; effectively utilize organizational networking to influence decision making.

  • Document methodology, knowledge and technology developed in internal reports and presentations. When appropriate, publish work externally in alignment with business and technical strategies. Draft and submit patent disclosures and patent applications as appropriate.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated inquisitiveness, adaptability, and willingness to learn

  • Excellent communication skills, communicating technical benefits and progress to customers, supervisors, business management, and throughout the technical community.

  • Comfortable leading project teams and working as a part of project teams to achieve project goals and objectives

  • Strong scientific method, statistics and project management skills

  • Self-motivated individual with ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities

Travel Requirements: Travel to customers and other Dow sites will be required periodically to interface with other researchers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science related discipline.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in formulation and application development for surfactants in Home Care is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field is preferred.

Note: Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom ( on Twitter.

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