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Ashland is seeking a Chemist to join our team located in Dublin, OH.




**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


As a Chemist within Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Industrial Specialty business, you will be part of our Building and Construction Adhesives R&D group. In this role you will Support Ashland Specialty Ingredients Adhesives growth strategy by developing innovative technical solutions to meet the challenging and changing requirements of the structural adhesive applications. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to bring new products to market by leading technical effort to take concepts and ideas from laboratory to commercial success.



  • Design, develop and commercialize innovative products to meet customer needs and application requirements
  • Work with multi-functional teams such as scientists, technical service representatives, marketing, sales, and manufacturing personnel
  • Self-starter with strong initiatives, and be able to provide strong leadership skills managing project time-lines and resources 
  • Build strong customer relationships by understanding customer’s needs and application details, and creating innovative solutions to solve customer unmet needs
  • Provide strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills to the projects including the ability to recognize the critical issues and gaps, and to develop effective solutions to technical roadblocks
  • Provide strong project management skills and have the ability to create project plans, manage critical pathways, and prioritize and manage multiple assignments
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with customers, suppliers, vendors and university/industry partners to support project objectives

Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated a strong track records of new product development and commercial success
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise
  • Strong problem solving and technical ability
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills: written, oral and presentation
  • Thorough understanding of structure-property relationship of polyurethane chemistry for adhesive applications






  • Masters of Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Polymer/Materials science or related discipline. Ph.D. is preferred
  • Industry experience in polyurethane adhesive development and applications
  • Demonstrated track record of new product development and commercialization and working with customers to understand their needs and application process
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • A scientific approach to problem solving is essential 
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6812 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.



Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


The Ashland Way


Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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