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Formulation Development Chemist
An exciting opportunity for a full time Formulation Development Chemist has opened at FRX Polymers at our Chelmsford, Massachusetts facility. FRX Polymers is commercializing polyphosphonate polymers and reactive oligomers as flame retardant additives for thermoplastic and thermoset applications and is looking for an ideal candidate to join our collaborative team.
Reporting to the Director Research and Development, the Formulation Development Chemist position involves development of new formulations containing FRX Polymers’ flame retardants to for thermoset applications like epoxies, polyurethanes, and unsaturated polyesters. This includes chemical modification of materials and optimizing production processes and product formulations in order to optimize the performance of polymer systems. Excellent analytical skills are required to problem solve and determine modifications for direct implementation with the customers.
Product and Process Development: Design, set up and execute formulation experiments at lab scale. Conduct chemical and process modifications. Generate ideas to help solve customer challenges that can be tested in-house or at customer sites. Keeping detailed records of experiments and write reports. Comply with Environment, Health and Safety regulations and with the Quality Management System
Material property analysis: Analysis and characterization using techniques including DSC, GC-MS, TGA, NMR, IR, GPC, HPLC, rheology, and flame retardancy tests.
Customer Support: Support additional data generation (e.g. compatibility, solubility, and reactivity studies) and give input to customer projects to improve product performance. Attend customer trials to give hands on support.
Intellectual Property (IP) Creation. Develop new intellectual property. Draft invention disclosures for any new and potentially patentable innovations. Support prosecution of patent applications, prior art searches, and competitive assessments.
Work according the Company ISO9001 quality policy and objectives.
Qualifications and competences:
Master of Science in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Materials Science (with organic/polymer chemistry background). 3+ years R&D bench experience with strong expertise in formulation chemistry. Specific experience with epoxy or polyurethane formulations or application development is preferred. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to quickly assess nature, scope and strategies for developing new programs or trouble-shooting. Excellent written and oral communication, organization and interaction skills. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Team player that knows how to work independently. High energy, hands-on, results-oriented.
Salary dependant on experience. Local applicants preferred.
FRX Polymers, Inc. is located at 200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Convenient to Route 3 and Route 495.
Senior Financial Analyst
An exciting opportunity for a full time Senior Financial Analyst has opened at FRX Polymers at our facility in Chelmsford, MA. FRX Polymers is commercializing polyphosphonate homopolymers and copolymers as flame retardant additives for plastics and is looking for an ideal candidate to join our collaborative team. The position performs analysis of various financial aspects of the Company, preparation of management reports and participation in the budgeting and forecast process.
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.
Attn: Agencies & other vendors: At this time, FRX Polymers is not seeking any outside assistance to find qualified employees.
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