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Senior Applications Scientist

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Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.



The Senior Applications Scientist is accountable for the execution of new products, formulations, structure/properties, and test method development serving our North American Performance Textile customers.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directly supports regional textile customers for successful, on-time project completion.
  • Coordinates with the Technical Manager to generate new product sales in the region
  • Executes, assists, supports and provides input and direction for various projects
  • Develops structure/property relationships and unique formulated solutions
  • Uses industry standards to develop unique test methods to demonstrate Lubrizol product superiority
  • Provides input to the product development funnel, including new product profiles and business cases based on regional customer needs
  • Supports manufacturing and new product launches in region
  • Directs customer visits to improve customer interface and definition of new projects, including understanding of application methods
  • Supports Sales, Marketing and Product Management by translating structure/property relationships into product benefits and other technical support needs
  • Conducts and manages scientific experiments. Collects, records, analyzes, draws conclusions and presents data internally and externally
  • Assists with lab projects and assists other scientists and technicians when needed.


Required Skills & Experience


  • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Paper Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering or related field highly preferred.  Relevant industrial experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • At least 5 years of relevant industrial experience (acrylics, PVC, urethanes, &/or resins), including experience with safe laboratory practices and sound scientific methodology.
  • Project management skills and experience, including experimental design, data analysis, data recording and presentation.
  • Ability to formulate and communicate conclusions and outcomes of projects and experiments.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Must have excellent communication skills, including strong customer service skills
  • Ability to travel for customer visits as required.


Considered a Plus

  • Experience in the textile industry, including an understanding of processes and equipment
  • Experience working directly with customers


Lubrizol offers competitive benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Age-Weighted Defined Contribution Planand so much more!

Visit http://benefits.lubrizol.com to learn more.



Gastonia is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area.  Charlotte is the largest city between Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas.  Because of the ease of getting to Charlotte from anywhere in the world, it has earned the nickname "the International Gateway to the South."  Charlotte is located just hours away from the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains to the west and popular beaches, including Myrtle Beach, on the Carolina coast.   Whether it's arts and culture, sports and recreation, dining, shopping or nightlife & entertainment, Charlotte has it all.


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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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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