Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Polymer/Materials Scientist with a strong background in polymer materials, polymer physics, morphology, rheology, molecular weight, solubilities, or physical/ mechanical properties of polymers. The candidates should have an understanding of structure/property relationships, and should have experience with the interactions between different types of materials.
The successful candidate will join Axalta’s Global Innovation Center (GIC) in Philadelphia, PA. The GIC group develops high performance coatings for the Transportation, Refinish, and General Industrial markets.
Understanding of the behavior of polymers in aqueous solution, solvent and in the bulk.
Familiarity with polymer characterization including viscoelastic behavior, flow, and polymer microstructure/architecture.
Knowledge of polymer/polymer interactions as well as in other heterophase systems (including, e.g., pigments, and rheological additives).
The ability to formulate working hypotheses regarding structure/property relationships in complex polymeric systems and the capability to design and execute on experimental programs to validate or disprove.
PhD in Materials Science, Polymer Science, or Physical Chemistry with extensive experience in polymeric systems.
Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
Strong intellectual curiosity combined with results-driven approach.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Both Entry Level and Experienced Positions Available
About Axalta Coating Systems
Singular focus on providing brilliant coatings sets us apart. Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global coatings company dedicated solely to the development, manufacture and sale of liquid and powder coatings. Axalta products increase durability, enhance productivity and add beauty. We provide a range of performance and transportation coatings for manufacturers of light and commercial vehicles, the refinish aftermarket and for many industrial coating system applications. Innovative products and services include paint and powder, color matching tools, application technologies and customer training, support and business management systems.
• 150+ years in the coatings industry
• 49 manufacturing facilities
• 4 global technology centers
• 30+ country technology laboratories
• 47 customer training centers
• Doing business in 130+ countries
• 100,000+ customers, many with multiple facilities
• 4,000+ distributors
• More than 13,300 employees
• 1,400+ scientists, engineers and technology staff
• 1,000+ patents
• $4.4 billion in net sales in 2017
• $180 million invested in R&D in 2017