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The global Measurement Science team is part of the Ashland’s Global R&D organization and operates a Materials Science laboratory within the Bridgewater, NJ R&D complex.  As a researcher at our Bridgewater, NJ facility, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for characterizing developmental materials, formulations, and their interaction with various application substrates.

The successful candidate must be able to apply fundamental knowledge in the physical/biophysical chemistry of complex systems and substrates relevant to the Personal and Home Care industries.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: optical spectroscopy, spectral imaging, colloid science, or mechanical property analysis applied to synthetic and biologically based polymer systems.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Act as a researcher in the Materials Science team:
    • Be a key member of a safety conscious, high performance work environment
    • Collaborate with synthetic and formulation chemists to help guide material and formulation design to achieve target performance traits in fully formulated products
    • Develop key insights to drive innovative product development and use
    • Interface with internal and external technical personnel as a technical expert in Materials Science as applied to the Personal and Home Care industry.
  • Cultivate technical excellence within the Materials Science team to support ASI’s growth strategy
  • Utilize various instrumental techniques to support R&D product development efforts

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

**This position is located in Bridgewater, NJ.



  • B.S. degree in a relevant area of Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Physics
  • Degree candidates with 0-5 years of industrial experience are encouraged to apply. Additional experience is desirable.
  • A record of successful technical achievement
  • Competency in physical chemistry
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Personal Traits:

  • Collaborative scientist with demonstrated technical expertise and decision making skills
  • Ability to analyze complex systems from a fundamental perspective
  • Results oriented with strong team oriented interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in a matrix organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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 2017-6683 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.


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