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Your tasks and responsibilities
Covestro LLC’s Pittsburgh, PA, office seeks a Senior Associate Scientist to work in our Polyether Polyol (PET) Technology Development group to conduct laboratory experiments to provide technical solutions to improve the efficiency and reliability of our PET production facilities. Will also lead and implement process improvement projects that support our double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst technology and DMC polyether polyol line of products as well as provide support to product management and application development for DMC PET related areas for Polyurethane applications.
Who you are
Must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Chemistry with emphasis on the design, synthesis, characterization and structure-property relationships of metal-organic compounds plus one (1) year of experience in polyether polyol technology development in the Polyurethanes industry.
Must have any experience with: (i) PET chemistry and PET manufacturing technologies, and products; (ii) working with double metal catalysts for polyether polyol production; (iii) planning, scheduling, and conducting detailed experimental work for part of a major project or for a total project of a moderate scope; (iv) preparing and evaluating metal-organic materials for catalytic applications; (v) independently designing approaches to solve problems; (vi) supervision of laboratory to pilot scale reaction equipment including all aspects of process and employee safety; (vii) interpreting results of common techniques (1H NMR, MALDI-MS, FTIR, thermogravimetric analysis, powder XRD, TEM, UV-Vis spectroscopy, GPC) used to evaluate polymeric and metal-organic compounds; and (viii) devising and successfully executing synthetic routes for metal-organic complexes.