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R&D Chemist

Kelly Services

Charlotte, NC
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Job Title R&D Chemist

Jobid US51FPHM_BH1434423

Location: Charlotte, NC, 28230, USA

Description Kelly Services is now hiring an R&D Chemist for one of our TOP clients located in Charlotte NC. This position is a Contract to Hire position and its first shift!

The R&D Chemist is responsible for the formulation of innovative products including all chemistries and Graphic Arts market segments. These chemistries include UV and aqueous inks, coatings and adhesives and fountain solutions for lithographic inks. The role is responsible for developing new and innovative products and includes technical support to customers and to Sales and Quality departments

Responsibilities Include:

+ Formulate new products based on customer, company and market needs and opportunities
+ Organize and maintain product development records and data files, ie. lab notebooks, project files, raw material, equipment and product information etc.
+ Assist in the integration of the technical "know-how", formulations, and/or processes from lab bench to pilot scale and finally into commercial production.
+ Lab bench work formulating and testing as necessary for successful completion of lab project work.
+ Develop a working knowledge of available analytical and physical testing equipment and have the ability to use these tools for new product development, trouble shooting product quality issues and investigating customer product failure claims.
+ Recommend procurement of new equipment that is necessary for successful project completion.
+ Communicate effectively company product needs and opportunities with third parties (customers, development partners, vendors, and business line - affiliated entities) in order to provide interim and final deliverable's within reasonable time and budget constraints.
+ Secure relevant intellectual property by patent application and by safeguarding company trade secrets.
+ Technical cooperation as a part of cross-functional teams within an international division of affiliated companies under the roof of a global premium specialty chemicals group.
+ Utilize existing and /or emerging technologies to design and build customer needed value added products with a competitive advantage that drives tactical and strategic business growth.
Education & Qualifications:

+ BS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related science as well as 5+ years of experience in Coatings and/or Ink R&D - ideally within the Graphic Arts Industry.
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
+ Ability to differentiate color nuances.
+ Experience must include hands on formulation experience of UV-curable and water-based inks, coatings and adhesives.
+ Previous knowledge and experience in the graphic arts industry and flexographic, gravure, screen and offset printing applications and an understanding of how different equipment affects product physical property requirements is required.
+ Experience in acrylate chemistry should include knowledge of photoinitiators, resin - monomer systems, additives, aqueous resin solution and acrylic emulsion polymers. Knowledge of fountain solution formulation is a plus.

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevantprojects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to helpadvance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the worlda better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith 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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