Dow Chemical Silicone Polyurethane Addiitves TS&D Scientist – Flex Applications in Reggio Emilia, Italy

TheDow Chemical Companyhas an opportunity for aSiliconePolyurethane Addiitves TS&D Scientist – Flex Applications, within the Research & Development (R&D) function located inCorreggio, Italy.

Dow’s R&D organization is comprised of premier researchers, application developers and technical service experts located in state-of-the-art facilities around the world. R&D at Dow is at the forefront of delivering innovative, market-driven solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges. The incumbent will support customer needs by leading the development of new applications and by providing technical knowledge on the use, handling and management of Dow products.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Effectively implements new technologies, products, or applications to address technology needs for the business.

  • Comprehends test method scope and limitations and prepares internal test methods, designs overall testing protocol to deliver project objectives.

  • Convinces others about differentiated technical solutions.

  • Articulates synergies between technologies to maximize value effectively and understands how business value is created for Dow and the customer.

  • Consistently applies the scientific method to solve technical problems. Understands the connections of the scientific method to Six Sigma, ICO, DFSS, NPI, and other methodologies.

  • Develops new approaches and solutions to problems by considering issues from different points of view.

  • Manages secrecy agreements and joint development agreements to protect Dow technology for specific projects.

  • Provide constructive input to project participants.

  • Leads technical subteams and defines scope of the larger project space.

  • Mentor junior level scientists and technologists.

  • Deliver 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/ROC's/presentations, technology manuals, knowledge management resources, external reports, and patents when appropriate.

  • Serves as principal author on papers and presentations and presents at industry conferences.

  • Partners with Product Stewards to identify and address regulatory constraints and requirements for implementation of product strategies through in-depth knowledge of applications.

  • Manages the technical projects for a business within a geography. Translates competitive knowledge into useful insights for internal stakeholders and works closely with marketing to proactively lead effort to identify new high-value opportunity spaces with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Identifies market needs and potential solutions and works with immediate work group to initiate projects to address.

  • Anticipates technical requirements, trends, issues and competitive response to identify highest value and highest success technical opportunities.

  • Provides effective TS&D to numerous strategic accounts for the business and responds to technical questions of customers and other Dow/market-facing businesses.

  • Monitors the competition and market trends relative to Dow intellectual capital positions and integrates the information into group activities and projects.

  • Attends appropriate industry conferences and contributes data and input for papers and presentations.

  • Manages tech service for Tier II customer accounts.

  • Understand and follow appropriate EH&S standards, policies and procedures applicable to their job.

  • Lead by example in the area of safety behaviors by promoting safe work habits.

Masters / PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, material scienceor a related field

No less than 7 years of experiencein TS&D or R&D

Experience in Polyurethane Chemistry /Silicones is essential

Fluency in English. Italian language proficiency is a strong advantage.

  • Strong knowledge of material creation process, raw material/product registration process, industry EH&S requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively implement new technologies, products or applications to address technology needs for the business.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Project Leader Certification.

  • Prior experience in research or manufacturing/engineering.

  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

About this Posting

The Dow Chemical Company values the benefits that diversity can bring. Dow is looking for individuals best suited for this role regardless of nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products. Additional information on division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of Dow 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.


Silicone Polyurethane Addiitves TS&D Scientist – Flex Applications


Italy-Reggio Emilia-Correggio

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