Associate Investigator

DuPont - Richmond, VA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $58,000 - $76,000 a year
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting research scientists in and independently contributing to various aspects of research and development.

DuPont offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

With minimal guidance from supervision and within established procedures, conducts end-use performance evaluations, and information/data management activities in support of new material, process or application development. Is expected to conduct experiments independently and collect, summarize and present experimental results as well as recognize and troubleshoot problems as they arise in the laboratory. Provides safety audit functions within the laboratory in order to maintain a safe working environment.

The responsibilities of this position include:
Assist and participate in the inventive process with other professionals.
Conduct experiments, to completion, according to specific procedures, exercising independent judgment and discretion as appropriate.
Maintain, organizes and summarizes results of experiments including notebook entries, regulatory documentation, data analysis, technical reports, etc.
Maintaining chemical and sample inventory, coordinating outside laboratory testing including shipping samples following DOT requirements, and guidelines for import/ export.
Inspects, uses, and maintains research equipment including performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting. Implement refinements in evolving technologies, equipment, and methodologies.
Writes and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and safety documentation.
Must be capable to do physical lifting and work in varying ergonomic environments.
Work safely with hazardous chemicals and solvents.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as math and computer skills.
Demonstrated computer skills using PC-based applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Excellent personal interaction skills and ability to work as a team member with a diverse group of people.
Job Qualifications
Job Qualifications

The following are required:
Knowledge and skills to conduct hands-on experimental work in laboratory, analyze, interpret the data, and suggest modifications.
Broad theoretical grounding and understanding in specialized or technical areas (mechanical, electrical or materials engineering).
Demonstrated competency in planning projects and multitasking.
Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting established deadlines.
B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical or Materials engineering or in physical science (chemistry, organic chemistry, physics) or related field is required.
Some travel likely required to support varying internal and external (customer) interactions.

About DowDuPont
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.