Kelly Services Formulation Scientist - Coatings/Sealants in Exton, Pennsylvania

Formulation Scientist - Coatings/Sealants

Position Title:

Scientist – Building Product Formulations


Product Management, Marketing and R&D

Reports To:

Technical Director of R&D


Kimberton, PA

Kelly Scientific Resources is looking for a bright, hard-working and experienced scientist to join a dynamic research and development team in Kimberton, Pennsylvania. This role is responsible for leading the execution of laboratory work for new and reformulation efforts across a variety of products and product lines.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct research in the areas of formulation modifications and potential new product development;

  • Develop new applications or customize existing applications to meet specific scientific project needs;

  • Summarize and communicate data results to the broader technology team and recommend new systems and processes to improve operations;

  • Document all work product in a clear and logical manner using standard scientific reports;

  • Provide input into quality control testing protocols as necessary.

Required Competencies

  • Consult with others to effectively utilize all resources available to achieve results;

  • Provides leadership by example regarding safe work practices;

  • Utilizes a logical and analytical scientific approach to execute research projects;

  • Complete assignments in a timely manner, documenting all work accurately and completely;

  • Ability to self-prioritize project work to optimize productivity;

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and applicable software systems;

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.

Qualifications and Skills


B.S. or M.S. Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or equivalent required.

Skills and Experience

  • The individual will have 3+ years technical experience in the building products industry, preferably with formulating knowledge of asphalt, acrylic, and/or moisture cure coatings, adhesives, and sealants;

  • The individual will have a track record of executing technology projects from inception through completion;

  • Demonstrated ability to take product concepts from the laboratory to the plant and ultimately to commercialization. Comfortable working and communicating with Operations to facilitate scale-up;

  • Possess an understanding of the chemistry, physical properties, processing and storage of finished product formulations and their potential utilization in other applications, as well as aging mechanisms; and

  • Experience in DSC, TGA, Rheometry, and SEM a plus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with a flexible work schedule that will typically require at least 40 hours per week, including occasional after-hours and weekend work.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment

In addition to the standard office and laboratory environments, this position involves occasional work at manufacturing facilities and job sites typical of the construction trade.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to do one or more of the following, separately and/or together: stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms, read, write, talk and hear.

Kelly Scientific prides itself on the quality of its workforce, and all offers of employment are conditioned on the successful completion of a standard drug test and background check.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.