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Date: Apr 29, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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.


Summary of Role:

The Chemical Synthesis Department within R&D supports Lubrizol by invention & synthesis of new specialty-chemicals and technical support of existing products.


A chemist is responsible for assisting Research Chemists with the synthesis, analysis and preliminary performance evaluations of new specialty chemicals with unique performance characteristics which meet or exceed constantly evolving application requirements. They are also responsible for providing technical support to existing technology, and independently running projects when necessary.


Successful candidates will have excellent laboratory skills and the capacity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams consisting of chemists, process development engineers, formulators, and business and marketing representatives.


Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (written and verbal) are essential. Candidates must have a B.S. in chemistry with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an industrial or academic lab setting.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare new and existing chemical products independently and in conjunction with Research Chemists.
  • Utilize chemical knowledge to help solve technical challenges.
  • Work with business teams and/or customers to develop new technology.
  • Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers.
  • Participate in Lubrizol safety programs and ensure compliance with safety procedures.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • B.S. in chemistry with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an industrial or academic lab setting via Internship, Co-op or undergraduate research.
  • Some experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic, polymeric, inorganic or organometallic compounds
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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