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Sr. Research Associate- Performance Additives

Company: Cabot Corporation
Location: Billerica
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Your Role at Cabot:Cabot is looking for a Sr. Research Associate to join the Performance Additives team in Billerica, MA. This person will work under moderate supervision to perform laboratory/pilot plant tasks in support of product and/or applications research targeting development of new materials. The successful candidate will become an important member of Cabot's Performance Additives R&D team focused on developing new materials/new additives for applications in the fields of Coatings and Displays. We are willing to provide training and/or technical guidance to less experienced employees.How You Will Make an Impact:

  • Works closely with scientists and engineers to develop new products, formulations, and conducts standard/non-standard laboratory procedures and tests.
  • Follows experimental plan as set by project leader.
  • Executes various chemical and physical laboratory experiments involving synthesis, processing, characterization, and performance testing of new materials with attention to observations and learning. Clearly documents work in electronic notebook.
  • Generates, organizes and provides data analysis with basic interpretation of results.
  • Responsible for organizing and communicating data in a way that is clear and understandable. Presents collected experimental data at the Project Team meetings.
  • Assists in the training of others in areas of testing, compliance, equipment, and safety requirements.
  • Adheres to all intellectual property standards throughout area of responsibility.
  • Manages chemical laboratory and coatings application development laboratory. Maintains work area in compliance with safety rules and regulations. Participates in scheduled safety meetings and completes safety training requirements. Creates and updates safety documentation for their work area. Participates in safety-focused activities such as seeking out opportunities to advance our safety culture.
  • Strictly follows and complies with all SH&E procedures, standards and regulations and constantly strives for Excellence in the fields of sustainability and Safety, Health and preservation of the Environment.
  • Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care - Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001 - technical specification, as applicable to the site/region.What You Will Bring to Cabot:
    • Good knowledge of basic principles of chemistry (e.g., polymer, colloidal, etc.). Strong understanding of chemical laboratory terminology, equipment, procedures and safety practices.
    • Basic knowledge of statistics as used in data generation, interpretation, and presentations. Basic understanding of Cabot processes, products and their functionality in customer applications.
    • Strong analytical, observation and problem-solving skills. Ability to draw conclusions from experimental work. Ability to classify and organize data in a logical and orderly way as well as plan work to ensure timely completion of assignments.
    • Secondary degree with a minimum of 4 years of related experience, OR
    • Associates degree in technical discipline with a minimum of 2 years of related experience, OR
    • Post-secondary degree (Bachelor's/University) in a technical discipline (preferably in the fields of Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering); 1+ year of related experience.

Keywords: Cabot Corporation, Billerica , Sr. Research Associate- Performance Additives, Other , Billerica, Massachusetts

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