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Associate Chemist, Global Formulation Development (Seed Coatings)

Kelly Services
Durham, NC 27709
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**Kelly Services** has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a contract temporary opportunity to work as a **Associate Chemist, Global Formulation Development (Seed Coatings)** at a prestigious Fortune 500 company in **Research Triangle Park, NC**

**Job length: 1 year**

**Pay rate: Up to $25.00/hour**

**This Chemist role is focused on seed coatings.**

The primary focus of the position is to conduct formulation lab activities that support the development and manufacture of new products and formulations for Seed Treatment Coatings. The qualifying individual will be required to assist in designing and executing experiments, as well as interpreting laboratory results. Experience with safe laboratory practices, sample preparation techniques, quantitative analysis, data acquisition/interpretation, and report writing is required. This individual will work under moderate supervision as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team in Global Formulation Technology, Seed Treatment and Coatings.

Core Responsibilities

The candidate will be required to perform a variety of well-defined formulation and characterization tests. This may include the operation of specialized characterization and application instruments/equipment.

With supervision, the individual must be capable of analyzing, planning, and implementing test methods to help develop viable technical solutions. The candidate is also expected to be able to recognize and communicate potential technical hurdles and propose a solution-oriented path forward.

Must possess strong communication skills. Can effectively communicate experimental findings in presentations and reports. Will be asked to document results and draft manuscripts to support manufacturing.

Strong team participation. Will liaise closely with key stakeholders from biology, application technology, and marketing. Demonstrates ability to understand project needs and can communicate across disciplines.

Understands safe lab practices and maintains accurate laboratory records.


Must have B.S. in a scientific discipline such as chemistry or chemical engineering

Fundamental knowledge of formulation science, chemistry, and/or product development

Demonstrated hands-on laboratory skills, either in an academic or industrial environment

Ability to adapt existing laboratory techniques and equipment, and contribute original ideas

Multi-task oriented and able to manage tight deadline demands

Team player with ability to build working relationships across functions and locations

Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Serious safety focus, attention to detail, problem solving and critical thinking skills

Technical Competencies:

Practical Laboratory Skills

Formulation Science and Product Development

Polymer Chemistry, Colloids, and/or Surface Science


Experience with seed application testing flowability, dust-off, plantability, abrasion.

Experience with physical characterization techniques (viscosity, particle size analysis, density measurements, pH, etc.)


Respirator may be required for some activities. Half mask. Typical use is 5-15 minutes.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At **Kelly** , were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


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Posted: 2020-10-09 Expires: 2020-11-12

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