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Company: Eastman

Location: Kingsport, TN

Date Posted: June 27, 2014

Source: Eastman

*Title: Research Scientist* *Location: TN-Kingsport*

This posting is for an Applications Research Scientist in the Additives and Functional Products Technology Division of Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. The selected individual for this position will be responsible for developing fundamental understanding of structure-property-performance relationships of coatings, resins, and additives in formulated solventborne and waterborne coatings.

_ *Job Responsibilities*_

* Develop fundamental understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships for resins and additives in formulations utilized in industrially important applications.

* Assess and enhance capabilities within Applications Research & Development to ensure that meaningful evaluation techniques and equipment are in place to support ongoing research.

* Identify needs and provide solutions for customer applications through:

o Collaborations with cross function teams to understand customer FFU criteria

o Work with product development to assess potential additive solutions

o Design and execution of creative and relevant experiments

o Use of statistical or theoretical / numerical methods to analyze results ...

*Title: Research Scientist* *Location: TN-Kingsport*

This posting is for an Applications Research Scientist in the Additives and Functional Products Technology Division of Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. The selected individual for this position will be responsible for developing fundamental understanding of structure-property-performance relationships of coatings, resins, and additives in formulated solventborne and waterborne coatings.

_ *Job Responsibilities*_

* Develop fundamental understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships for resins and additives in formulations utilized in industrially important applications.

* Assess and enhance capabilities within Applications Research & Development to ensure that meaningful evaluation techniques and equipment are in place to support ongoing research.

* Identify needs and provide solutions for customer applications through:

o Collaborations with cross function teams to understand customer FFU criteria

o Work with product development to assess potential additive solutions

o Design and execution of creative and relevant experiments

o Use of statistical or theoretical / numerical methods to analyze results

o Appropriate communication of results

* Support key specialty coatings research projects through effective experimentation using scientifically relevant formulations and tests.

* Develop an understanding of end-user requirements and testing procedures to determine how Eastman product offerings can enhance coating application and performance.

* Develop relationships and coordinate collaborations with external partners (e.g.customers, downstream coating applicators, universities or governmental organizations).

* Communicate technical data through presentations at external customers and conferences, and through publications in peer reviewed journals.?????

The desired candidate should possess the following qualifications:

_ *Education:*_? Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Chemistry, or equivalent required.

* Strong working knowledge of principles and laboratory techniques applicable to broad polymer science subjects including structure-property relationships, polymer characterization, solubility and solution properties of polymers, fluid dynamics, interfaces, adhesion, and/or surface science.

* Education or practical experience in developing, documenting, interpreting, and use of Intellectual Property (patents and/or trade secrets) is preferred.

* Prior industrial experience in areas related to OEM and/or field-applied coatings and industrially relevant testing procedures is preferred.

* Experience formulating and evaluating performance benefits when testing new additives or resins is preferred.

* Experience with project management and leading technical project teams preferred.

* Broad coatings interests, with a willingness to undertake relatively open-ended challenges with respect to fundamental understanding of resins and additives in a variety of applications.

* Strong oral and written communication skills.

* Independent and driven individual with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously within a global cross-functional team.

* Ability to create networks of experts at industrial, academic, and government labs.

* Proficient in the planning and execution of statistically designed experiments.?????
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* Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disability/Vet*

* Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.*

Engineering *Research Scientist* *TN-Kingsport* *00005260*

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