Research Scientist | Wire & Cable R&D

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

Dow's Wire & Cable R&D has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist or Associate Research Scientist in Collegeville, PA. The primary focus of this position will be product and process development for innovation projects across Wire & Cable market segments. The successful candidate will serve as a R&D focal point for one or more technology segments, and will be responsible to partner with other product and process development scientists in R&D, as well as with TS&D, manufacturing and commercial functions to define and execute process technology development to drive business growth.

Core Responsibilities

  • Defines and conducts research on projects using advanced knowledge of scientific principles, theory and experimental design across adjacent scientific disciplines.

    • Develop new formulated compounds for various wire and cable market segments

    • Develop lab/pilot plant/manufacturing process technologies for W&C innovation products

    • Drive scale-up of new products and processes in W&C internal or manufacturing assets

    • Drive compounding process development for product quality improvement projects

    • Identify process development opportunities for existing or future products

  • Develops and implements technical solutions through hands-on experimentation/problem-solving for research problems that are well defined within a project area.

  • Generates sound research data, interpretation of results, and data handling.

  • Consistently applies the Scientific Method in the planning and execution of experimental plans and problem solving. Formulate hypotheses and develop experimental plans to test hypotheses. Leverage Six Sigma tools and methodology to solve complex problems with projects of regional or global scope.

  • Keeps current with developments in relevant area of technology. Serves as an information resource for the project team and stakeholders.

  • With minimal coaching, communicates clearly and effectively in a timely manner (verbal and written formats) and effectively interacts with audience for related discussions.

  • Keeps current with developments in relevant area of technology and identify and implement applications which will benefit Dow. Have an in-depth understanding of the patent and journal literature across related areas of technology. Understand and incorporate the competitive landscape in technology mapping. Work with legal department to manage IP and secure freedom to practice and patent new technologies.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of team alignment with R&D and Business goals.

  • Serves on multi-disciplinary project teams to collaborate, provide technical input, and deliver results aligned with team deliverables.

  • Understands and follows appropriate EH&S standards, policies and procedures applicable to their job. Lead by example in the area of safety behaviors by promoting safe work habits.

  • Mentors junior level scientists and technologists.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or related discipline

  • 5 years experience

  • A minimum of 1-2 years of polymer processing experience

  • A track record of documentation

  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in compounding and extrusion technology

  • Strong polyolefin and formulation knowledge

  • Strong rheology background

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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