• 21 June 2022

Epolin is expanding to support our explosive growth.  We are currently seeking an experienced organic chemist to join our team as R&D Director.

Position Summary

Epolin, the leading manufacturer of Near Infrared (NIR) dyes globally, is seeking an experienced, R&D dye chemist to assume leadership of our R&D and production synthesis activities.   The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn Epolin’s current synthesis methods from the current R&D director and will assume that role leading our small-scale synthesis and larger scale production team.   This full-time position located at our Newark NJ, USA facility and allows for work schedule flexibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organic & organometallic dye synthesis and research
  • Small scale dye production and support of pilot scale manufacturing
  • Raw material and intermediate qualification and supplier management
  • Continuously improve the quality, yield, safety, and scalability of new & existing products
  • Manage the R&D innovation pipeline and associated deliverables
  • Ensure laboratory activities are conducted to established safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluates data from laboratory testing, QA and batch records to ensure quality while identifying improvement opportunities for standardization within future SOPs .
  • Maintains production lot, lab notebook and project documentation

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with 3+ years’ experience within an organic chemistry laboratory, pilot scale and production environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of metallo-organic synthesis of light absorbing dyes.
  • Prior R&D experience synthesizing Phthalocyanine, Porphyrin, Dithiolene, Polymethine, Squarylium, Cyanine, Quinone, or Rylene chemistries
  • Working knowledge of:  Characterization of synthesized molecules; Purification and isolation; Spectral analysis; lab instrumentation and analytical techniques.
  • Excellent laboratory and safety practices
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency, strong integrative analytical skills, and scientific creativity.
  • Maintains high level of scientific knowledge related to ongoing developments within NIR and visible dyes.
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree and 5 years of experience may be considered.

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Desired Competencies

Initiative – Works independently and can assess risks with little or no supervision

Judgment – Exhibits sound decision making and communicates rationale where appropriate

Problem Solving – Able to identify problems, collect data, draw conclusions and implements sounds solutions.

Safety – Exhibits the highest level of concern for ongoing safety improvement.  Ensures safe and environmentally sound procedures and working practices are utilized by all employees.

Quality – Monitors processing conditions and product quality data with the goal of continuous improvement of quality and yield.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and efficiently plans work to complete projects on time with appropriate documentation.  and within budget.  Supports and effectively communicates with other departments.

Teamwork – Acts as part of a cohesive team by balancing individual and team responsibilities.   Engages in open communication and supports the organization’s goals and values.

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Epolin offers an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive salary, bonus opportunity, 401K and a complete benefits package.  Qualified candidates may be eligible for visa sponsorship.

Company – Epolin

For 30 years Epolin has pioneered the development and manufacture of near-infrared absorbing dyes, inks, and thermoplastic compounds.  We are recognized globally for our expertise in optimizing near-infrared and visible light transmittance in plastic injected molded & cast parts, film extrusions, laminates, pressure sensitive adhesives, and coatings.  Epolin’s dyes are used in a myriad of thermoplastic and thermoset polymeric materials including polycarbonate, acrylic, polyamide, cellulose propionate, polystyrene, PVC, vinyl, COC, and polyurethane.

Epolin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chroma Color Corporation.

Epolin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resume or CV submissions containing job title may be emailed to:  careers@epolin.com

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