Location: Japan - Others
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 5000000 - 6500000 JPY
Job Function: Chemical
Reference: JO-190524-191519
Industry: Manufacturing/Engineering/Industrial
Sub-Industry: Chemicals & Plastics

Company Overview

A leading European Specialty Chemical company

Job Description

Silicone Fluids R&D Scientist

This positions is key to our Japan business. We are looking for a strong Chemist to develop and provide innovative technologies to support new product development initiatives of Silicone Fluids.

You will be directly responsible for the development of new technologies and commercial products that drive business growth. You will also lead technical projects using stage-gate project management while documenting technology effectively. Furthermore, you can expect full responsibility for developing and protecting any and all intellectual property.

Key responsibilities:
- Provide technical expertise and leadership on new product development efforts.
- Product Development - Develop technologies and products that meet or exceed customer's expectations. Supply all technical information and data needed to generate necessary MSDS's.
- Technology Development - Explore new technology bases. Conduct studies to improve scientific foundation for existing products. Develop and document next generation proprietary technology pursuing a) appropriate intellectual property protection, b) appropriately promote the new technology by supplying technical literature or external presentations to customers, at conferences, or at trade shows.
- Technical Reports - Prepare project status updates and technical reports as requested.
- Manufacturing Support - Assist with the scale-up of newly developed products from lab to plant. Participate in quality and process improvement programs.
- Customer and Marketing Support - Assist customers in selection and evaluation of products. Provide technical data and literature for sales and marketing. Serve as a technical resource for new and existing products. Support new application development and test method validation.

Requirements

- 2 to 5 years of experience in chemical company in a product development/R&D role.
- Able to demonstrate working knowledge of instrumental analysis (IR, GC, GC-MS, DMA, DSC, NMR, TGA, DSC) and basic wet chemical methods
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a cross-functional team environment with strong customer focus
- Strong Project Management capability
- Must have laboratory work experience
- Bachelor or Master degree in Organic Chemistry or equivalent studies is preferred but not mandatory
- Good communication skills in Japanese and English