DuPont Research Chemist in Geneva, Switzerland

Research Chemist (Job Number: LAB00001305)


DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

Transportation and Advanced polymers, one of DuPont’s main businesses, is working on thermoplastic resins and elastomers to provide solutions to the future challenges of our global customers in many industries.

To support the development of our Research and Development Team, we are looking for a R&D Chemist who would be located in the European Technical Center in Meyrin and who’s main responsibilities will be to:

  • Identify, assess and develop new scientific concepts and/or technologies and/or products to provide solutions to identified problems, this in close collaboration with customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Manage scientific, technical, or information projects, coordinating with other professionals, such as manufacturing, marketing, sales, and support personnel to accomplish specific project objectives.

  • Be an active member of a R&D community of the European Technical Centre, participating to all core values programs and related activities.

We offer a challenging position with competitive advantages and development opportunities in an international environment. The job holder will have a lot of autonomy in his work while being supported by a team and appropriate resources when necessary.

Travel: 10% of the time




  • Ph.D. in chemistry, material science or related disciplines

  • Experience in or good understanding of polymer related fields like processing, rheology, physical testing etc.; industrial experience in this field would be a plus

  • Open, innovative mind set

  • Good interpersonal skills to work in a diverse, multi-functional, multi-national team

  • Proactivity and self-initiative to manage priorities with minimal supervision

  • Experience in project management

  • Fluent in written and spoken English, and French or German. Other languages would be a plus.


  • Industrial experience with compounding or molding of plastics.

  • Color formulation development in polymers.

  • Good understanding of mechanics.

  • Business education (MBA or evidence of business classes)

Primary Location: EMEA-Switzerland-Geneva-Meyrin

Organization: Corporate


Education Level: Doctorate Degree (over 19 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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