Product Development Research Scientist (Research Scientist, Chemistry)
Employer: NOVA Chemicals Corporation
1000 7th Ave. SW
Based at the Centre for Applied Research
2928 - 16th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta Canada T2E 7K7
Education: Master's degree in Chemical or Materials Engineering or Chemistry
Experience: 10 years’ experience specifically in polymer science and engineering research & development.
Transportation/Travel Information: Willing and able to travel internationally, travel expenses paid by employer
Work Location Information: Urban area
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail
Personal 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, Spectroscopy
Specialization or Experience: Chemical Engineering, Materials science (Engineering) or Chemistry
Biochemical Studies: Macromolecular isolation and purification
Industrial Processes and Products Experience: Product development
Manufacturing 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
Develop innovative new polyethylene products in support of NOVA Chemicals’ target markets using the array of manufacturing capabilities available at NOVA Chemicals.
Work Setting: Research institute, laboratory or centre
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