Scientist - Rheology, Thermal Analysis, & Colloid Science

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Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

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.   

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Scientist

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Scientist, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, supporting polymer rheology but will also include support for thermal analysis and colloid science.  Responsibilities will include support for long-term research, innovation, and problem-solving projects as well as urgent manufacturing and quality issues. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life.

This role will initially focus on sample preparation and instrument operation.  As you gain experience the role will expand to include data analysis and reporting, test development, and troubleshooting.  Prior experience with rheology in an industrial setting would be a benefit in this role, as would experience with thermal analysis and/or colloid science.  As a member of APS, you will be expected to learn from and collaborate with experts in the many disciplines within our organization.  These include Colloid Science, Engineering, Microscopy, Physical Testing, Rheology, Thermal Analysis, Tribology (“Physical”), & Chromatography, ICP, Mass Spec, NMR, Optical Spectroscopy, Wet Chemistry (“Analytical”).  This position will be based at our Wickliffe, OH site but will be expected to travel to our Brecksville, OH site as often as necessary (up to 100% of the time).


What We're Looking For:

  • Support polymer rheology research and materials testing by preparing samples, taking measurements, performing experiments, and developing procedures.
  • Support thermal analysis and colloid science research as needed.
  • Learn to analyze experimental data and report results independently.
  • Manage and maintain existing instrumentation, and propose upgrades when appropriate, to meet the needs of both new and existing products and applications.
  • Execute all work with an attention to detail.
  • Generate, organize, interpret, and report data to support technical projects.
  • Communicate and interact with a broad range of internal requestors through technical reports, presentations, and conversations.
  • Actively participate in Lubrizol safety programs and maintain a safe working environment.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience writing technical reports and presenting to technical audiences.
  • Willingness to work at Lubrizol’s Brecksville, OH site. (up to 100% of the time)
  • Willingness to travel outside of Northeast Ohio. (less than 10%)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office


Considered a Plus:

  • Experience with rheology industrial setting.
  • Experience with thermal analysis and/or colloid science in an industrial setting.
  • Experience developing standard operating procedures (SOP) and/or job safety analyses (JSA).


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities. 

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 



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