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Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit

The Scale-Up Development Lab at Eastman has an immediate opening for a Color Measurement Expert:


Job Description:

• Deep understanding of the fundamentals of Color Measurement, color generation and spectroscopy

• Measure color in different formulations and physical forms.

• Develop and maintain analytical methods and measurements in control labs.

• Ability to develop new test methods as needed to test the physical and chemical properties of new chemical and polymer products.

• Design and execute studies with minimal supervision.

• Champion development of new technologies/methods and lead the efforts to implement them.

• Supervise skilled technicians in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation.

• Review and write test methods and technical reports.

• Coordinate and ensure completion of projects through active engagement with internal partners.

• Participate on technical teams focused on corporate growth programs as well as efforts to improve quality/reliability of laboratory services.

• Work with Technical/Engineering Groups to develop and scale-up processes from lab-scale to production.


Job Requirements/Qualifications:

• Have a focus on safety and maintain a safe lab environment.

• Understanding of physical and chemical testing of polymers, fibers and additives.

• Understanding of experimental design and data analysis.

• Knowledge of SPC to evaluate test capability and provide input on setting control and specification limits.

• Understanding of microscopy and image analysis.

• Ability to work in a team environment with Manufacturing, Quality and Development groups.

• Results orientation for problem solving and understanding of chemical fundamentals is essential.

• Capable of managing short-term and long-term measurement needs while meeting key timelines where analytical data for product/process development or research and development projects are required.

• Should be an innovative and creative problem solver with strong scientific convictions and willingness to take risks.

• Should have clear and effective written and oral communication skills. Evidence of publication is a plus.

• Knowledge in additional orthogonal analytical techniques such as LC-MS, NMR and others is a plus.



PhD is required. 

PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Polymers, or Chemical Engineering from an Accredited University.


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


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

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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