· City:Bristol, Pennsylvania
· Region:North America
Job Category: Research & Innovation
Job Type: Regular
Type of Contract: Permanent
Working time: Full-time
Work schedule: Day shift
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
Novecare develops and produces formulations that alter the properties of liquids. It offers solutions to the oil and gas industry using an extensive range of surface chemistries combined with applications expertise. Novecare also provide specialty solutions for certain industrial applications, agricultural, and coatings markets.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
This position is in the PhysChem Cell, a new team dedicated to supporting upstream research and early discovery for different types of businesses (agricultural specialties; home and personal care; coatings). The incumbent will be in charge of contributing to delivering on a variety of projects of innovative nature, consistent with application constraints, to deliver value to the company and end consumers. In one project, the incumbent will have responsible for designing and executing work plans contributing to the timely delivery of formulations that provide antibacterial properties to various types of surfaces and markets,
Helps transform the needs expressed by customers into relevant technical programs. Conceives, designs, plans, and timely executes experiments to answer the needs. Prepares technical presentations, reports and notes.
Safety: All Research Staff are responsible for:
Knowing and following key Solvay safety policies and procedures for the site and the labs
Demonstrating a safety commitment / behavior by participating in PSRs, volunteering for safety teams, etc.
Taking action and reporting on any unsafe act / condition / behavior. Everyone on site is empowered to intervene on any unsafe act that they may observe.
Reporting any near miss or odor complaint within the building
Attending laboratory safety training for new hires
Understanding and signing off on their lab safety orientation checklist
Touring and reviewing safety equipment in lab. Know the location of:
· closest first aid kit and emergency alarm,
· eyewash and safety shower
· fire extinguishers
· PPE storage
· waste containers
· spill kits
· Solvent storage, etc.
Attending monthly safety meetings and mandatory training topics
Being able to access MSDS via CISPro
Participating in a minimum of one lab inspection per year
Wearing appropriate PPE while in the laboratory
Obtaining advanced equipment or process specific safety training when necessary according to the specific dangers of present assignment
Using the Process Safety Review (PSR) system for reviewing activities
Education and Experience
· MS in Physical Chemistry with experience in microbiology; alternatively, MS in Physical Microbiology with experience in formulation science in relation to Soft Matter (polymers, surfactants, solvents)
· 3-5 years of experience
· Surface science knowledge welcomed
· Creativity, efficiency, autonomy, strong organizational skills
· Interpersonal skills with ability to work under the guidance of different senior scientists
· Ability to work in a team environment and cross functional groups
· Strong scientific/technical oral and written commumication skills
· Safe lab practices and record keeping experience are essential
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.