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Job Title Chemist

Jobid US614YJC_24778732

Location: Lynchburg, VA, 24501, USA

Description **Job Description**

The Principal Scientist serves as the technical lead on new product development teams and may be the technical expert on multiple projects. The position provides technical justification for novel concepts and approaches. The position is responsible for initiating, directing and executing scientific research and/or development strategies through the research staff or individual studies.



- Initiating, directing and executing scientific research and/or development strategies through the research staff or individual studies.

- Conduct research on product formulations in the laboratory.

- Analyze formulations for product criteria.


- Independently plan, direct and execute laboratory research as well as independently adapt or modify experimental methods to achieve technical objectives.

- Critically analyze data and interpret results while maintaining complete and thorough documentation.

- Determine and communicate strategic approach to scientific and development programs.

- Anticipate potential problems and incorporate risk mitigation into planning of programs.

- Provide guidance to Associate Scientists, Scientists and Senior Scientists in their daily experiments and troubleshooting.

- Act as the technical lead and effectively collaborate with other departments (i.e., Technical Services and/or Operations) and across Divisions to coordinate product development and improvement.

- Serve as internal technical expert and outside consultant to clients. May advise senior management on scientific and technical topics.

- Make major contributions to scientific literature and conferences and prepare technical reports, product summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.

- Perform fundamental literature and patent searches related to business segment and develop alternative strategies as necessary.

- Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature, competitor products and attending scientific seminars and meetings.

- Use current professional concepts to contribute to the development of Fleet concepts/principles and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.

- Comply with all company safety regulations and procedures.

- May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Health, Safety & Environmental

- Ensures regulatory and corporate compliance.

- Leads by example.

Operational Performance

- Ensures department goals are aligned with business imperatives.

- Ensures performance goals are met.

- Establishes and ensures achievement of all unit Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

- Ensures compliance with corporate standards (e.g., financial, code of business conduct) and adherence to company policies.

- Supports business processes and requirements.

KPI Accountabilities/Responsible to Influence

- Serious Adverse Event Rate (%)

- Achievement of Project schedules (%) and budgets (%)

- Planned budget/actual budget (%)

- SG&A

People Management/Development

- Promotes open and honest communication.

- Fosters -team building.-

- Fosters a culture focused on problem solving and process improvement.

- Ensures decision making at proper levels.

- Ensures clear roles and responsibilities.

- Engages workforce.

- Maintains positive employee morale.

- Determines resource planning and deployment strategy.

- Ensures systems and processes are in place to maintain smooth operations during employee absences and staffing changes.

- Fosters culture that values diversity and promotes respect, inclusion, cooperation and responsibility.

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

At KellyServices ® , we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune100 ™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to accessthe best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connectwith Kelly.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 peoplearound the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network oftalent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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