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Research & Development Scientist - Road Chemistry (direct hire)

Kelly Services
Mulberry, FL 33860
**Research & Development Scientist - Road Chemistry (direct hire)**

**Overview:** Kelly Services is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Research & Development Scientist skilled with road chemistry related products. This is a direct hire role in Mulberry, FL for a leading company in the area of specialty chemicals for the asphalt, mining, fertilizer, phosphate, and oil and gas industries worldwide.

**Primary Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Evaluate the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances (raw materials) in order to investigate their applications to mining, crop nutrient, and infrastructure chemicals.

+ Evaluate customers needs; interface with clients to determine the product's future direction.

+ Design new products and make improvements to existing products and formulations.

+ Test finished products for quality purposes and recommend changes to product specifications as necessary.

+ Participate in ongoing research projects, fostering creative ideas and promoting teamwork in the successful completion of assigned tasks.

+ Design and execute test programs, collect and analyze data, perform sound scientific interpretation of the data, run pilot tests and industrial tests, write reports in a clear, concise and logical manner and coordinate documentation and communication of information.

+ Work with marketing and sales team to help determine customers unmet needs.

+ Effectively work with operations team throughout the scale up process of new products.

+ Serve as customer liaison by providing rapid response and solutions to customer inquiries and requests; help to resolve quality corrective actions.

+ Provide laboratory support to QA and Production; perform analytical tests.

+ Maintain laboratory records in a neat and organized fashion.

+ Work in laboratory safely and in accordance with safety procedures.

+ Maintain and calibrate laboratory instrumentation and equipment.

+ Develop novel test method to demonstrate product performance; create performance standards.

+ Write, revise and edit documents such as Technical Data Sheets.

+ Communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal forms to internal and external customers.

**Required Experience & Skills:**

+ An M.S. in Chemistry, required. (Will consider Bachelors Degree with 7+ years of experience in coatings, in lieu of a Masters)

+ A minimum of five years working as a chemist in an industrial setting, required.

+ An ideal candidate will come from asphalt / road chemistry background, but tangent experience (specialty chemicals, paints, coatings, surfactants, emulsifiers, fertilizers, potentially even refinery chemicals) will be acceptable. The bottom line is that this needs to be someone innovative, able to think outside the box.

Please note that resumes from third parties will not be accepted. All candidates must be presently authorized to work for any employer in the US.

Apply today for immediate consideration or send your resume directly to


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

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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. (
Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04

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