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Research & Development Scientist

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Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Dahej, GJ, IN, 392130

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Title:              :                    Research & Development Scientist

Reports To    :                   Functionally - Technical Manager, TempRite R&D and Administratively -Technical Service Manager EMEAI

Division         :                   TempRite® R&D

Location        :                   Dahej, (Gujarat) India


Summary of the Role:


The R&D facility at Dahej will support our TempRite® R&D group.


Responsibilities / Accountabilities:  


  • Support current business groups initiatives and needs for existing and new applications.
  • Support the commercial technical directives for existing product lines and needs as they arise for areas to apply our polymer(s) or others to new end use applications.
  • Support customer evaluations in concert with technical services to ensure any new material implementations meet necessary criteria regarding expected quality and product consistency. This should include consideration for quality, processing, handling of materials, approval body certifications and varying customer requirements.
  • Work as a member of cross-functional project teams, be a team player.
  • Maintain records of experiments, results, and conclusions with subsequent reports both mid-term and at project conclusion.
  • Provide progress updates through regular issuance of written and verbal reports, this may include quarterly updates with business partners.
  • Provide guidance or experience to other members when/where applicable, be a part of team meetings.
  • Be open to innovation, consider new and innovative solutions.

Requirements (education, experience, competencies and specific job requirements):


  • The candidate must have strong technical experience and training with plastics testing, processing, and application technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience on testing methodologies and equipment for polymers and plastics
  • Knowledge of the polymers and additives, this may include PVDF, PES, PVC, PEX, PE, PERT, HDPE, PU, TPU, PC, CPVC, HDPE, ABS and other associated polymers.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, results oriented.
  • Ability to interpret structural chemistry and apply towards product properties/applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective communicator.
  • Strong record keeping skills.
  • Strong PC skills including MS Office Products, project management skills.
  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol Advanced Materials laboratories.
  • Ability to travel based on need.


Education / Certification:


Minimum Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, materials sciences, plastics engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related scientific field from an accredited college or university.


Experience and Skills:  


8 to 12 years of experience managing a lab in the field of polymers and plastics.



  • Seeks new and better approaches to work
  • Delivers Results(project management with firm outcomes)
  • Global Perspective
  • Commercial Acumen

If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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