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Sr. Chemist

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Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Summary of Responsibilities:

Chemist role within R&D, which supports Lubrizol Life Science Beauty Health Home business through invention, design, synthesis and evaluation of new, high performance specialty polymers and through technical support of Lubrizol’s current product portfolio.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Invent, design, characterize and develop new ingredients to be used in Beauty Health Home applications
  • Develop structure-performance relationships
  • Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Utilize technical knowledge, data, statistical tools, etc. to solve technical challenges
  • Interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors, and customers
  • Document experimental results and prepare technical reports
  • Ensure compliance to safety procedures and good housekeeping practices

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • PhD in chemistry or polymer science from an accredited college/university
  • Experience in laboratory synthesis of organic and polymeric compounds
  • Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • 2+ years of Post-Doctoral or industrial experience in polymer synthesis considered a plus
  • Experience in green chemistry and/or with design of biodegradable/sustainable materials considered a plus

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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