Research and Development Chemist (Corporate Technology)
Louisville, KY, United States of America


Leadership, Innovation, Solutions, Zeon Chemicals is the leading developer and supplier of innovative polymers, including synthetic elastomers and specialty chemicals and other selected products used in countless applications worldwide. We develop superior elastomers for the hottest parts of automotive engines, polymers for longer lasting laser printer rolls, synthetic rubber to survive oil wells' most aggressive fluids and cyclo-olefin plastics for today's advanced medical and electronic applications.

Job Skills / Requirements


We are seeking an experienced RESESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST to work in our Corporate Headquarters R&D Center located in Louisville, KY.

Position Responsibilities:

Primary role of this position is to perform research tasks assigned by Scientists search literature; perform and design experiments; collect and analyze data; develop preliminary findings for review by more experienced researchers; prepare written reports of work; contribute to research reports. May occasionally make direct customer recommendations. Reports to Polymer Development Scientist.

• Solves routine problems using established methods or techniques. Works under immediate supervision.
• Assists higher level scientists in assigned phases of work.
• Clearly communicates results verbally and in writing.
• Writes monthly reports reviewing accomplishments and findings.
• Compliance with all Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures.
• Continuously seeks ways to improve performance of our facility's operation and ensures that customers' (both internal and external) needs are met.
• Adhere to the quality system.
• Performs all other duties as assigned by the Scientist/Engineer.
• 0-10% Travel


• Bachelors in related discipline (Chemistry/Polymer Science/Chemical Engineering). Masters preferred.
• Possess relative emulsion polymer experience.
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills
• Competent MS Office and person computer knowledge
• Co-op experience in an industrial or R&D setting is a plus. 5 yrs. experience in a lab environment,

Zeon Chemicals offers a competitive compensation program including an incentive award program, full benefits, 401(k). EOE H/F/M/V.

Apply on-line at:

Education Requirements (Any)

• Bachelors in related discipline (Chemistry/Polymer Science/Chemical Engineering). Masters preferred.

Additional Information / Benefits

Zeon offers growth opportunities, a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance and Vision. Zeon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Please apply online at:

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance, Special Incentive Plans

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam

This job reports to the Polymer Development Scientist

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is negotiable and travel is required occasionally

Number of Openings for this position: 1