INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. which is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 60,000 of those in the United States. For more information on INVISTA, visit our website or watch this video to see how our business makes a difference.
INVISTA's Performance Solutions business, which represents the STAINMASTER® and ANTRON ® brands, is seeking a PhD Research Scientist to join our R&D team. This position will be based in our Camden, SC facility.
The role will involve interaction with a cross section of technology, sales, and marketing teams to discover and develop innovative solutions for our growing businesses.
Leading programs related to product & process development, process troubleshooting, product application development and new technology development & commercialization
Candidates will be involved in the design, approval, and execution of experimental programs in the lab, semi-works, and commercial manufacturing environments
Candidate must be comfortable interfacing with manufacturing and business/commercial leaders as well as peers, support personnel, and R&D leadership
Strong technical orientation combined with an entrepreneurial spirit is required, where value is generated through creative insight, disciplined problem solving, personal accountability, economic decision making, and critical thinking
Candidate will be expected to learn and apply INVISTA’s MBM® Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct
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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
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Required Educations & Skills:
PhD in Surface Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Materials Science or Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science or Polymer Physics, Chemical Engineering, or related scientific field from an accredited college or university
Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
3 + years of Industrial Experience in a R&D setting
Demonstrated research proficiency in the fields of surface chemistry, emulsions, polymer coatings, or nanoscience with emphasis on elucidating chemical / physical mechanisms
Authorization to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship
Experience with the chemistry of polyamides and polyester a plus
Comfortable working with team on scale-up of prototype processes beyond the lab
Experience with reading, interpreting and writing patents in the US and other countries
INVISTA is a global company creating value for our customers and shareholders across a portfolio of advantaged intermediate chemical technologies, brands, differentiated fibers, polymers and products. We will operate and invest in only those businesses where we can build and sustain competitive advantage. To accomplish this, we must deliver on the key priorities that will advance the vision, while... eliminating activities and assets that do not contribute to superior returns and long-term value creation. Our success is dependent on Principled Entrepreneurship™, emphasizing a sense of urgency, uncompromising integrity and compliance, and continuously innovating across all of our businesses.INVISTA's Performance Solutions Business Overview:INVISTA Performance Solutions produces fibers, fabrics, polymers and other specialty industrial products that provide innovative solutions to commercial, residential, automotive and industrial customers.Commercial/ResidentialINVISTA Performance Solutions works to provide manufacturers and retail customers around the globe with a wide range of innovative fiber technologies for carpets, rugs and bedding around the globe. Your flooring can say something about your company or your home. With its ANTRON® carpet fiber STAINMASTER® carpet, INVISTA Performance Solutions offers corporate and residential customers quality carpet and rugs. It also can offer them a comfortable night’s sleep with bedding, sheets, pillows and comforters made from its COMFOREL® and DACRON® fiberfill.AutomotiveThe automotive segment of this business uses INVISTA fibers for air bags, carpeting, mats and upholstery. INVISTA’s CORDURA® fabric and ANTRON® performance fiber can be used in car seats and automotive carpeting, respectively. INVISTA also plays a role in the fibers that may be less noticeable, but even more important. INVISTA’s commitment to science, safety and quality positions it as a leader in the air bag industry—where lives may depend on superior knowledge and materials. INVISTA’s integrated supply chain, from petrochemicals to the manufacturing of nylon 6,6 fiber, allow it to produce this advanced technical yarn across the globe.IndustrialAs a solution provider, INVISTA Performance Solutions brings technical expertise to industrial and specialty markets through its industrial nylon offerings, which are used in applications ranging from apparel and equipment to sewing thread and cordage. INVISTA's CORDURA® fabric is used in backpacks, luggage, footwear, tents, industrial work wear and military applications.