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Gelcoat Scientist

Gelcoat Scientist

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Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Gelcoat Scientist in Dublin, OH, for our R&D group.





Ashland, within the North American Composites business, is seeking a R&D scientist for the role of supporting and advancement of our Gelcoat Product line   As a critical member of the gelcoat team, this role will be a technical leader driving new developments, working closely with customers to address their needs and advance our understanding of the structure –property relationships that control gelcoat performance.  This role requires strong collaboration within the organization that includes regular interactions with scientists, technicians, technical service, manufacturing, sales and product management. 


The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, critical thinker with a commitment to the success of the business through an understanding of polymer structure-property relationships, formulation design and weathering expertise and gelcoat application requirements.  In addition, the ideal candidate will be a technical leader within and external to the company effectively translating customer needs into technical ideas and ultimately into solutions to challenging technical problems.  Also, the candidate will possess strong problem-solving skills, experimental design methodologies and project management practices.


The responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Manage and drive both short-term and long-term projects to completion which will involve technology development/ formulation modifications to meet customer application requirements
  • Collaborate across groups to help resolve customer issues, Customer and manufacturing quality issues and improve overall productivity and efficiency related to the Gelcoat product line
  • Effectively communicate throughout the organization
  • Up to 20% travel may be required.

**This job is based on a job ladder structure and the job band/salary will be commensurate with experience.


  • Ph. D. in polymer science is required
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years industrial experience, preferably in coatings, is highly preferred
  • Must be self-motivated, well-organized, persistent, team-oriented, and adept at multi-tasking
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Must have effective project management skills and use of statistical experimental design practices
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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 2018-7041 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.  Visit to learn more.


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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.


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