Dow Chemical Specialty Lubricants Development Scientist/Engineer in Hessen, Germany

The Dow Chemical Company is looking forSpecialty Lubricants Development Scientist/Engineer (m/f).

The candidate will support customer needs and business growth by helping to develop new products and provide technical knowledge on the use, handling and management of Dow products. The candidate will define and conduct research across multiple project areas using in-depth knowledge and proactive application of scientific principles, theory and experimental design. In addition, the incumbent will perform research across multiple disciplines while developing and implementing technical solutions through hands-on experimentation and problem-solving. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for development of next-generation anti-friction coatings and lubricants (greases, pastes, silicone based compounds), and will help develop a robust product pipeline and execute on key activities through laboratory work and collaboration with Core Research &Development (R&D) Projects will be a combination of new lubricant technology development and application development, and the candidate should have a willingness to learn about the operation of mechanical devices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project definition, lab development, scale-up, translation of customer needs to product recommendations and new product development.

  • To identify and understand the end use application needs, working closely with the sales and marketing functions and with the rest of technical community (R&D and TS&D, Technical Service and Development)

  • To translate identified needs into product and application development opportunities

  • Define and conduct research across multiple project areas using in-depth knowledge and proactive application of scientific principles, theory and experimental design with working knowledge in multiple disciplines.

  • Develop and implement technical solutions through hands-on experimentation/problem-solving for research problems that are well defined across multiple project areas.

  • Apply scientific knowledge, technical skills, and leadership to deliver high quality scientific results that are aligned with R&D project plans and create value for Dow.

  • Demonstrate expertise in use of experimental/computational/theoretical methods and data handling.

  • Participate in the innovation process as it applies to your specific projects and contributing to the innovation process through new opportunity identification.

  • Consistently apply the Scientific Method in the planning and execution of experimental plans and problem solving. Formulate hypotheses and develop experimental plans to test hypotheses. Leverage Six Sigma tools and methodology to solve complex problems with projects of regional or global scope.

  • Keep current with developments in relevant area of technology and identify and implement applications which will benefit Dow. Have an in-depth understanding of the patent and journal literature across related areas of technology. Understand and incorporate the competitive landscape in technology mapping. Work with legal department to manage IP and secure freedom to practice and patent new technologies.

  • Mentor junior level scientists and technologists.

  • Delivers presentations or reports that distill complex ideas into clear results and proposals; communicates appropriately to influence internal and external audiences.

  • Communicate and appropriately document work in the form of internal reports/presentations and external publications/presentations (when appropriate). Draft and submit patent disclosures as appropriate.

  • Utilizes in-depth knowledge of business ambitions, goals, and strategies to define project concepts.

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) or project leader on large multi-disciplinary project teams to collaborate, provide technical input and deliver results aligned with team deliverables.

  • Serves as the Enviroment Health & Safety (EH&S) advocate for work group, ensuring understanding and adherence to policies and procedures. Leads team in promotion of best safety practices, habits, and behaviors.


  • PhD in chemistry, industrial chemistry, material science, chemical engineering or material engineering

  • English and Germany language both oral as written

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an industrial R&D/TS&D position

  • Experience in lubricants (synthesis/characterization) and/or formulation science is a plus

  • Experience in coatings is a plus.

  • Experience in triboloby and tribological test methods is a plus.

  • Ability to work in international teams, communicate and build networks across geographies and cultures

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally, up to 10%

  • Strong desire to develop operation skills (from laboratory scale to large-scale prototyping in dedicated facilities) , grow professionally and deal with complex work challenges

  • Knowledge of design of experiment techniques and/or statistical analysis, e.g. JMP software tools

  • A track record of documentation. Documents work internally in quality Central Report Index and Reports of Call. When appropriate, publishes research outside of the company in a manner and timing which is consistent with capturing and protecting its value for Dow.

  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion. Demonstrates significant involvement in designing studies, carrying out experiments, interpreting data, etc. to meet project milestones.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to affect cultural change

  • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to delivers presentations that distill complex ideas and proactively communicates results and progress to technical teams, supervision, management, and business leadership.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at .


Dow Offers

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Specialty Lubricants Development Scientist/Engineer



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