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Research Scientist - Product Development, Dow Performance Silicones

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Our purpose

Join a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.

We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.

-Employing 36,500 individuals

-Across 109 manufacturing sites

-In over 31 countries

Our portfolio of products and solutions include:

-Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.

-Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives and lubricants, and more.

-Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.

-Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.

Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom).

We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?

About you

Dow has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Research Scientist within Emulsions, Blends, & Powders Product Development in Dow Consumer Solutions with direct impact on a highly profitable and high growth innovation portfolio. The Emulsions, Blends, & Powders Product Development group utilizes fundamental understanding of interfacial, polymer, and colloid science to deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers application needs. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing, formulating, and testing new products across a broad range of industrial and consumer market segments working closely with our customers globally. Solid project management, cross-functional team collaboration skills, and previous commercialization experience are desired.

Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

Serve as subject matter expert or project leader on large multi-disciplinary project teams and platforms to collaborate, provide technical input and deliver results aligned with business objectives
Define and conduct research on key project areas using in-depth knowledge and proactive application of scientific principles, theory and experimental design
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.
Scale-up, sample, and commercialize new products by working collaboratively with other groups, business partners, and functions
Collaborate with customers and business partners to identify and charter new projects
Utilize in-depth knowledge of business ambitions, goals, and strategies to define project concepts
Communicate and appropriately document work in the form of internal reports/presentations and external publications/presentations
Draft and submit patent disclosures
Deliver presentations and reports that distill complex ideas into clear results and proposals
Leverage Six Sigma tools and methodology to solve complex problems
Maintain safety as a top priority and advocate for adherence to safety policies and procedures. Lead team in promotion of best safety practices, habits, and behaviors.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor degree in a science or engineering discipline
5 or more years of relevant experience working in R&D
Passionate about developing new formulated products for Dow's customers
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within teams to drive projects to completion
Demonstrates significant involvement in designing studies, carrying out experiments, interpreting data, etc. to meet project milestones
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds
Strong personal skills including time management, self-direction and prioritization

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in a science or engineering discipline
Experience in Dow chemistry and work processes
Product development, scale-up and commercialization experience
Experience working in a cross-functional team environment
Strong technical network within the organization
Experience with Six Sigma, statistics, and design of experiments

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 visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.


As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

Keywords: Dow, Midland , Research Scientist - Product Development, Dow Performance Silicones, Other , Midland, Michigan

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