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Formulation Chemist AgChem Solutions

Job Requisition ID:  36335

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

The main role of the Formulation Scientist AgChem is organization of the research work for development of formulations and testing in a lab environment. The role combines research for Eastman materials as ingredients for formulations in the ag industry, with development of Eastman Crop Protection product portfolio.  On midterm, the role will have career opportunities in related fields such as animal nutrition.

Job description
•    Be the center of knowledge in the field of formulating AgChem and Crop formulations and in the area of how the formulations can impact industrial production and -application. 
•    Initiate and lead research projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment 
•    Lead in planning of formulation development and laboratory experiments and directing the work of technicians, ensuring safety is the first priority.
•    Work with departments of Application Development and Market Development to identify unmet market needs and opportunities.
•    Develop relationship with independent institutes and technical centers in fields of crop protection formulations and lab testing.
•    Facilitate brainstorming sessions, bring ideas for new products, provide creative solutions.
•    Participate in the continuous improvement of the R&D organization and infrastructure
•    Establish collaborations with external partners, e.g. customers, universities
•    Conduct literature searches and monitor patent activity, to keep up with competing technologies
•    Guide, motivate and support your project team members in the lab
 

Qualifications

Candidate profile
•    Master or PhD degree in sciences with strong drive for results and a hands-on mentality.
•    Experience in formulations for crop protection or animal nutrition applications is a plus
•    General experience in the agrochemical industry is a plus
•    Creative mindset, but also analytical and critical to bring your generated ideas in practice
•    Initiator to push your projects forward.  Experience in working in multi-functional project teams and customer facing situations
•    Clear and effective written and oral communication is essential
•    Strong project management skills, actively engaging stakeholders and meeting deadlines
•    Positive team-player with courage to challenge differing opinions

Other Details:
•    Up to 25% Travel (mostly EU) is typically required for this position
•    Employment location: Eastman Ghent North, Belgium
 

Eastman is  committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day


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