• Promerus, LLC (http://www.promerus.com) is searching for a dynamic individual with experience in polymer synthesis application development for a one year assignment with the option to extend for a second year. This Polymer Scientist will be part of an application development group of scientists and chemists.  Responsibilities will include screening new application opportunities, conducting laboratory synthesis and polymer characterization, interpreting and reporting results, and maintaining instrumentation.  They may serve as the project and customer point person for internal and external collaborations.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Requirements:
    • Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemistry
    • Strong understanding of structure-property relationships for improvement of mechanical properties
    • Knowledge of polymer synthesis techniques (e.g., ROMP, organometallic catalysis, vinyl addition and free radical polymerization, condensation polymerization, etc.)
    • Understanding of methods to characterize chemicals and materials by Instron, DSC, DMA, TGA, DRM, GPC, HPLC and NMR
    • Willingness to spend majority of time in laboratory
    • Strong knowledge of chemical properties, hazards and safe handling practices
  • Preferred Additional Requirements:
    • Interest in learning cleanroom processing techniques (e.g., spin-coating, photo-exposure alignment tools, profilometry, laser microscope, reactive ion-etch, sputtering, electroplating, etc.)
    • Experience in polymer application development for microelectronics or other high value markets (e.g., display technologies, silicon wafer/chip coatings, OLED, biomedical applications, etc.)
    • Interest in successfully driving research and development projects to commercial success
    • Proven publication track record
    • Interested in working with patent attorney in scoping out the invention and drafting new patent applications
    • Proficiency in Japanese would be advantageous

General Skills and Physical Requirements:

  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and keen observation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain thorough, accurate records
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Action-oriented
  • Manual dexterity required to use syringes and to operate and maintain instruments
  • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time, for up to 2 consecutive hours

Company Profile:

Promerus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Bakelite, a pioneer in plastics with over 6,000 employees and $2Bn in annual sales.  Promerus is involved in the development of a novel platform of polymers based on cyclic olefins that are polymerized using a proprietary class of organometallic catalysts. Application areas include the semiconductor, optoelectronic and electronic packaging markets. Ongoing development and commercial activities with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the micro-electronics and semi-conductor industries is the primary business focus.


We offer competitive benefits for contract positions including:

  • Vacation and Holiday pay available on the date of hire
  • Competitive wages
  • A great work environment

Contact Information: Please e-mail all resumes to:  sbnajobs1@sbna-inc.com. Include Job Code in the subject: 08142017BK