Product Development Research Scientist

  • Company:
    NOVA Chemicals
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    IT & Software

Compensation will be commensurate with education and experienceProduct Development Research Scientist (Research Scientist, Chemistry)NOC: 2112Employer: NOVA Chemicals CorporationBusiness Address:1000 7th Ave. SWCalgary, ABT2P 5L5Job detailsLocation of Employment:Based at the Centre for Applied Research2928 – 16th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta Canada T2E 7K7Salary: $70.28 to $78.08 /Hourfor 40.00Hours / WeekBenefits: Relocation Assistance Program, Competitive (flexible) Benefits Program available. Employees can select from: Retirement Plan, Savings Plan/Voluntary Savings Plan, Medical and Dental Benefits, Flex dollars, Flex Hours, Health Care Spending Account, Group Life Insurance, Dependant Life Insurance, Accidental D&D Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability. Possible Bonus.Vacancies: 1 VacancyTerms of employment: Permanent, Full timeStart date: As soon as possibleJob requirementsLanguages: EnglishEducation: Master”s degree in Chemical or Materials Engineering or ChemistryExperience: 10 years’ experience specifically in polymer science and engineering research & development.Transportation/Travel Information: Willing and able to travel internationally, travel expenses paid by employerWork Location Information: Urban areaWork Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detailPersonal Suitability: Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, judgement, organized, team player, accurate, ability to multitask. Problem solver, creative, innovative, adaptable. Customer-focused. Able to work independently and in a team environment.Additional Skills: Participate in the commercialization of new products. Analytical Techniques: Thermal analysis, Chromatography, Crystallography, SpectroscopySpecialization or Experience: Chemical Engineering, Materials science (Engineering) or ChemistryBiochemical Studies: Macromolecular isolation and purificationIndustrial Processes and Products Experience: Product developmentManufacturing Sector Experience: Plastic. Polyolefin-based resins for various packaging applications. Specializations in Chemistry: Polymer Structure-property relationships as well as polyolefin reaction and process technology. Polymer science knowledge of the different materials used in rigid and flexible packaging, including, but not limited to, polypropylene, polyamide, polyvinylidene chloride, polyolefin plastomers, polyolefin elastomers, as well as ethylene vinyl alcohol and ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers, would be considered an asset Specific SkillsDevelop innovative new polyethylene products in support of NOVA Chemicals’ target markets using the array of manufacturing capabilities available at NOVA Chemicals. Responsibilities: Use structure-property expertise to design new resins and generate models to predict product performance from the molecular level to the macroscopic level. Prepare patent landscapes on new resin architectures and capture intellectual property. Seek novel uses for polyethylene in flexible and/or rigid packaging applications, including material substitution, packaging redesign, and improving the sustainability of polyethylene-based packaging. Represent NOVA Chemicals as a solutions provider through meetings with customers and presence at conferences and tradeshows. Work cross-functionally with process R&D, manufacturing, marketing, technical service, sales and others, to ensure technical developments are aligned with market focused strategy. Work Setting: Research institute, laboratory or centreHow to apply:Online:http://www.novachem.com/