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Senior Research Scientist Alkylamines

Job Requisition ID:  42891


The main role of the Senior Research Scientist, Alkylamines is providing strategic direction for technology development and innovation in the alkylamines stream.  The role has a significant responsibility in leading the grouped research effort and bridging the chemistry to Eastman’s key application areas. 

Job description
•    Provide high level research expertise in the area of alkylamines chemistry, fueling the pipeline for process and application innovations. Over time, assume the responsibilities of Chief Scientist, representing alkylamines in the Eastman Technology Council 
•    Connect with key stakeholders in the business to capture priorities in product and application development and formulate a long-term vision.
•    Lead brainstorms to generate ideas and project concepts that form the basis for continuous improvement and growth. 
•    Initiate and manage complex, global innovation projects and seamlessly transfer those to application or marketing leads at the appropriate project phase.
•    Initiate and/or lead new program for improvement of the cost position or sustainability profile of the alkylamine portfolio. 
•    Effective network in Eastman and externally to remain on top of relevant scientific progress, securing a favorable competitive position for Eastman on the long term. 
•    Oversee the external network of research partners, such as universities, to maximize return on investment in joint projects and ensure alignment with Eastman’s strategy. Capture the outcome of internal and external projects into new intellectual property. 
•    Evaluate new and competitive technologies by conducting literature searches and monitor patent activity and define how these can be applied within EMN.  Responsible to ensure Eastman remains a leading supplier of alkylamines and derivatives. 
•    Coach/mentor the alkylamines scientific team in conducting research and managing projects.


•    Master or PhD degree in sciences (preferably chemistry or chemical engineering) with focus for results coupled to an ability to zoom out and maintain a high level view.
•    +5 years experience in a research environment, preferably in a chemical company. Visible output in the form of presentations, articles, patents etc.
•    Superb written and oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
•    Proven competency on research programs, intellectual property and project management.
•    Aspire the technology career path to Senior Associate
•    Experience in amine synthesis is a plus

Other Details:
•    Up to 15% Travel (mostly EU) is expected for this position
•    Employment location: Eastman Ghent North, Belgium

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