Employer: NOVA Chemicals Corporation
1000 7th Ave. SW
Based at the Centre for Applied Research
2928 - 16th Street N.E.
Canada T2E 7K7
NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. Through our commitment to Responsible Care®, we take pride in our focus on safety and sustainability.
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
NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The NOVA Chemicals technology center is located in Calgary, Alberta. The state-of-the-art facilities, comprised of the Centre for Applied Research and Centre for Performance Applications, focus to support technological advancements in the polyolefins and olefins fields.
The technology center is recognized as the largest in Canada.
NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.