Apple & Associates, Inc.
90,000 - $555,000
The Product Development Chemist
will be a hand-on laboratory position with additional Program Leadership responsibilities and a “director” title in a well-established company. As “ Director of R&D”
you’ll be a senior level technical expert tasked with bringing this company “into the future” - to the next level of innovation in ion-exchange purification technologies
with a focus on and resins for liquid purification.
Why does this seem to be a fantastic opportunity?
: You’ll be a key player in a forward-thinking manufacturing company and report directly to the VP Divisional Manager who is focused on innovation and product development as part of his business growth strategy.
This company has been in business for over 50 years.Since they have essential cornered the market in their primary space (enjoying 75- 80% market share), there is a strong knowledge base to build on!
This position is a resume builder
for the Formulation Chemist
who will step in to a “Director”
A great base salary; Comprehensive relocation benefits
to covers your move including real-estate transaction costs plus extra allowances; Company sponsored insurance programs (Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription, Life); 401K plan with matching & a Pension Plan; Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays.
As “Director of R&D” / Product Development Chemist, you will become the “go-to” technical expert
driving corporate innovation
in the area of ion-exchange liquid purification. Working on site where the resins are manufactured, you’ll l
ead product development activities
in a laboratory setting
as the primary Product Chemist in the Utility Water Purification Group. You’ll also pitch in and help the technical sales and field service teams troubleshoot customer problems with water-purification systems and customer resin regeneration processes. This is a hand-on position
combined with strategic planning as you apply your knowledge of the Resins and IX Technology. Enhance existing formulations of Ion Exchange products used to remove trace contamination in water recycle systems.(Working hands-on in a laboratory setting.)
Oversee the synthesis and scale-up of new products.
Develop physical and chemical characterization protocols.
Conduct product performance evaluations, and define chemical and physical attributes for marketing and technical publications.
Conduct competitive technology evaluations to benchmark product performance against competitors’ products.
Generate detailed laboratory reports summarizing your R&D efforts and presentation findings to management.
Assist the field engineers and sales team with customer trouble shooting.
: A career focus that includes Ion-exchange (IX) Technology in liquid purification
(not protein purification**).
Best if experience includes specialty IX media for low-level contaminant removal in high purity water applications in NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.. See footnote. **
BS or MS in Chemistry, PhD preferred
At least 5 years of experience in formulation & synthesis.
Experienced with analytical testing methods, testing, and equipment.
Good communication skills required for interacting with customers and senior management.
Authorized to work for any employer in the USA without restrictions.
: No interest in background that involve “protein purification via ion-exchange”. The VP/ Business Manager does not find such background technically relevant to application with large volumes of water.
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.