Ashland Corporate

  • Technical Service Scientist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bridgewater
    Job Post Information* : 2 weeks ago(8/2/2018 2:42 PM)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


    Are you always solving?


    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


    Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Service Scientist to join our laboratory group at our Bridgewater, NJ location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Consumer Specialities function. This position will report to a Research Scientist.



     The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, to following:

    • Provide agrochemical technical & formulation support for current Ashland products to solve customer problems, identify opportunities and help increase market share.   Independent planning and design of lab activities including preparation of agrochemical formulations, characterization and evaluation.
    • Develop understanding of customer needs through discussion with sales and marketing and customer visits. Support existing business and develop new business opportunities by completing technical service requests, demonstrating application of Ashland products in various agriculture formulations.
    • Design, prepare, and test product concepts for new and improved Agrochemical formulations that deliver differentiated product performance in a cost-effective manner.
    • Participate in innovation activities around new molecules, new applications, new technologies, etc. which may lead to expanded growth and opportunities in the longer term.
    • Prepare customer presentations, technical reports, and formulation guides for application of Ashland products. Document experiments in a laboratory notebook and submit written reports upon project completion. 

    **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.


    In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Formulation Science, Colloid and Surface Science, Polymer Science, or related field required; M.S. degree preferred
    • Minimum of 8-10 years experience in agrochemical formulation and technologies required
    • Demonstrated agrochemical formulation expertise – Suspension Concentrates, Flowable Liquids, Emulsion Concentrates, Oil Dispersions, etc. Experience in selection and evaluation of surfactants, solvents, emulsifiers, dispersants, etc. required
    • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion in a timely manner required
    • Ability to travel up to 30% required
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Working knowledge of formulation design & development
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a team in a cross functional environment
    • Safe lab practices and record keeping experience are essential
    • Must be eligible 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 2018-7267 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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