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Date: Sep 7, 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.


Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of specialty chemicals including additives for engine oils, driveline applications, gasoline and diesel fuel, other transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. Long a leader in our industry, our products play a key role in delivering reliability, efficiency or wellness to our customers end users supporting Lubrizol’s mission of improving lives.


Our enabling technologies combined with today’s advanced hardware help reduce harmful particulate matter, carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide emissions and through measurable benefits in fuel economy, directly contribute to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.


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.


The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for a highly motivated Research Chemist at our location in Wickliffe, Ohio.


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.

Research Chemists are responsible for invention, design, synthesis, and preliminary performance evaluations of additives with unique performance characteristics which meet or exceed constantly evolving application requirements.

Successful candidates will have the capacity to work independently and 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 should have (or will soon complete) a Ph.D. in chemistry. Postdoctoral and/or Industrial experience is a plus but not required.


Essential Job Functions:

• Invent, design, characterize and develop new polymers

• Develop structure-performance relationships

• Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues

• Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modelling and statistics 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


Ideal Candidate Profile:

• Ph.D. in chemistry or polymer science (Post-Doctoral or Industrial experience is considered a plus)

• Experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic and polymeric compounds

• Track record of innovative thinking and accomplishments

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment

• Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) 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.




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