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PhD Research Chemist

Job Requisition ID:  25767

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

The Additives and Functional Products Division is searching for a PhD Research Chemist.


• Working in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment to develop new technologies that provide solutions to customers' needs

• Executing technical projects, including conducting laboratory experiments at the bench and directing the work of technicians

• Collaborating with marketing and business partners to understand customer needs and provide technical solutions that are economically viable

• Engaging in technical support activities to enhance manufacturing operational excellence

• Documenting and communicating results and conclusions to both technical and non-technical audiences

• Identifying inventive aspects of new technology and working legal to capture and protect such intellectual property



Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry from an accredited college or university.


 * Practical knowledge of synthetic methods and laboratory experimentation techniques

 * Demonstrate creativity and a desire to solve challenging and complex problems

 * First principles approach and a passion for understanding the fundamentals aspects of complex chemistries and processes

 * Strong project management and team leadership skills

 * Excellent oral and written communication skills to work effectively in a team environment


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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