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Chemical Identification Specialist

Chemical Identification Specialist

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Ashland is seeking a Chemical Identification & Hazard classification subject matter expert (SME)


**This position can be located in Dublin, OH, Bridgewater, NJ, or Wilmington, DE.




The chemical nomenclature & hazard classification expert is responsible for accurately identifying chemicals based on scientific information as well as the regulatory interpretation. Furthermore, this position is responsible to determine component classification based on toxicological and other data.

  • Supporting internal and external requests for chemical identification in a timely manner.
  • Review regulation(s), as being amended, and knowledge management of the regulatory interpretation of chemical identification (e.g. 2% rule for polymers).
  • Working closely with the chemical management and commercial roles to enable continuation and growth of our products.
  • Working with and submitting requests to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) (e.g., Inventory Expert Service, targeted database searching).
  • Working with the R&D technical teams to obtain compositional data to support registration dossiers and other notification activities.
  • Train, coach (new) team members, regulatory colleagues and business partners on requirements, challenges and processes.


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



  • Synthetic chemistry main area of technical nomenclature expertise (organic, polymer, etc.)
  • Clear understanding of chemical nomenclature as it applies to regulation of chemicals
  • Ability to apply chemical knowledge to regulatory issues and vice versa
  • General understanding of analysis/analytical techniques
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing).
  • Fast learner with a flexible style and the ability to adjust to changing business priorities.
  • Highly accountable: solution-, results- and action-oriented.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; able to design / develop and document compliance processes.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to travel





  • Advanced degree in chemistry (MS or PhD, PhD preferred)
  • Experience in identification of chemicals and its regulatory aspects (3-5yrs)
  • Broad knowledge and proven field experience of hazard communication and product regulations. (TSCA, REACH, GHS/CLP, OSHA etc.)
  • 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 2018-7042 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.


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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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