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Research Chemist - Chemical Synthesis

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Date: Jan 22, 2018

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise,testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.



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Research Chemist - Chemical Synthesis

The Lubrizol Corporation - Wickliffe, Ohio



Are you interested in challenging projects in a truly multidisciplinary workplace?

Do you enjoy working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented culture?

Then read on.


The Chemical Synthesis department, within R&D, supports Lubrizol by invention & synthesis of new specialty-chemicals and technical support of existing products. Our business depends on developing chemistry with unique performance characteristics which meet or exceed constantly evolving application requirements. Developing this technology requires an exceptional level of collaboration between synthesis chemists, physical & analytical scientists, chemical and mechanical engineers, formulators, and marketers.


We’re always told that one of the best things about working at Lubrizol is the people who work here – could you be one of them?



  • Invent, prepare, and develop new chemical products 
  • Develop structure-performance relationships 
  • Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues 
  • Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modeling and statistical tools to solve technical challenges 
  • Work with business teams and/or customers to develop innovative new technology 
  • Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers 
  • Follow safe laboratory practices



  • Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry (organic or polymer)
  • Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment 
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills 



  • Post Doctoral or Industrial experience 


Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account


Learn about all the cool things we do by watching our Being Essential video!

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With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking through 129,000 acres of National Parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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