Location: richmond, Virginia
Date Posted: 08-24-2017
Client: Fortune 500 Company
Position: PhD Chemist
Location: Richmond, VA 
Top 3 must haves for this role
  • PHD organic Chemistry
  • Proven Track record for Productivity (training education) entry level publish
  • Strong communication/extrovert/someone who can build relationships.  
Conduct research, development, and performance testing activities for the Performance Fuel Additives SBU. Performs assigned projects under the supervision of a senior R&D team member, however, may conduct independent studies, manage projects, and work on large/complex projects as project lead. Interfaces with suppliers, customers, manufacturing, process, legal, business, and marketing to execute projects according to defined project goals and timelines.

Performs formulation, synthesis, and/or testing activities to meet established project objectives.  Effective use of the Afton Product Development Process.

 Evaluation, organization, and interpretation of data.  Provides technical recommendations to senior R&D leadership regarding results, chemistry/component viability and necessary characterizations. Completes special projects as assigned.

Participates in technical and/or project reviews and presents findings as appropriate.  Engages with assigned teams and cross-functional stakeholders, such as business, process, marketing, etc…

Maintain accurate, up-to-date lab notebooks in accordance with established procedures.  Ensure objectivity and accuracy in reporting and recording data. May direct/supervise the activities of or other team members as appropriate. 
Understand, comply, and promote safe laboratory and work practices, including appropriate safety regulations and procedures.
Assure that complete documentation is maintained on ISO or Quality System related activities.  Participate in Quality System related activities and maintain an up-to-date understanding of the Quality System functions & responsibilities.

Represent Afton in technical conferences, societies and other industry activities.  Maintain adequate level of technical expertise and self-development through study, seminars, etc.  Stay informed of advanced developments inside and outside of Afton.
Comfortable interfacing with chemical suppliers and customers.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.
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