Associate/Research Scientist | Engineered Materials Product Development

Auburn, Michigan

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

Dow Consumer Solutions R&D has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist/Associate Research Scientist in NA Engineered Materials Product Development located in Auburn, MI. NA Engineered Materials Product Development teams partner cross functionally to develop new materials to execute the market technology strategy roadmaps for Consumer Solution's Mobility & Transportation and Consumer & Electronics market segments. EMPD focuses on the development of fully formulated silicone and hybrid solutions supporting electronics assembly and secondary optics applications including conductive composite, adhesive, protective, and optical materials. EMPD project teams engage strongly with lead customers in dynamic application areas. Product development researchers also work closely with TS&D and PR&D counterparts across the commercialization process.

The candidate will apply material science and formulation expertise, practical problem-solving skills, and the scientific method to develop new formulated silicone materials to meet the needs of Mobility & Transportation and Consumer & Electronics customers. The candidate will support Engineered Materials to strongly contribute to future Consumer Solutions growth by combining technical excellence with practical business acumen. Successful candidates will have a bias for action and clear examples of driving research projects to success.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Define and conduct research across multiple project areas using the Scientific Method

  • Develop and execute formulation experimental plan utilizing statistical design

  • Partner with marketing, technology platform leaders, and TS&D to understand customer's needs and clearly articulate critical factors for success

  • Effectively communicate technical data to a variety of audiences including business leadership

  • Generation of intellectual property to protect novel, value added products

  • Model best safety practices, habits, and behaviors in line with Dow' global safety standards

  • Foster an inclusive work environment and collaborative innovation culture

Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate to drive projects to completion

  • Ability to design studies, carry out experiments, interpret data, etc. to meet project milestones and customer needs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to distill complex ideas and proactively communicate results and progress to diverse stakeholders

  • Ability to partner with diverse team members and stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science, or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or related field

  • Six Sigma/Design of Experiments Training

  • Experience in the development of formulated silicone materials

  • Project Leadership experience

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on

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