DuPont Research Investigator, Scientist or Engineer, Filtration and Nonwovens (PhD) in Wilmington, Delaware
Research Investigator, Scientist or Engineer, Filtration and Nonwovens (PhD) (Job Number: RES00004213)
DuPontSafety & Construction: Research Investigator, Scientist orEngineer—Filtration/Nonwovens
The Safety & Construction business is part of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division and is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures, and the environment. We enable our customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale, and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Styrofoam™, Monosphere®, and FILMTEC®.
The Dow Water and Process Solutions Emerging Technologies team has an exciting career opportunity for a Scientist or Engineer to support the scouting and development of opportunities in markets that extend the current platform of products and open up growth opportunities for the business. Some of the exciting areas of interest include the use of novel nanofiber nonwoven materials with membrane technologies and new chemistries to address unmet needs in Liquid and Air Filtration applications. Areas of interest for the Emerging Technologies team include filtration and separation products for biopharma processing, industrial, food and beverage, power, oilfield and electronics applications. In addition, this role will involve open innovation and technology scouting to drive business growth.
Job locations may include: Wilmington, DE; Edina, MN, and Midland, MI.
Our ResearchInvestigators define, lead, and execute technical programs focused on creating new materials and establishing a fundamental understanding of them, so that they can be manifested into new products or potentially entire technology platforms.
This position is within the Dow Water and Process Solutions – Emerging Technologies Global R&D Group, which is responsible to drive growth by identifying, scouting and incubating new technologies, new products, and applications that extend into new markets.
More specifically, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Defining, leading, andexecuting material and product development programs
Driving new productdevelopment for applications with strategic customers globally that drivestrategic growth in air and liquid filtration, and new opportunities fornanofiber technologies
Working closely withcustomers, technical service, manufacturing, marketing, and other R&Dcolleagues to understand the needs of the market and customer criticalproduct requirements
Staying current withmarket trends and innovation areas in key market segments; maintainscomprehensive product, brand, and industry knowledge
Conducting lab work and/ordirecting the work of one or more lab technicians
Participating incross-functional teams, represented by various technical and non-technicaldisciplines
Working closely withindividuals and teams focused on application developments
Partnering with engineersto scale processes to pilot and commercial production
Managing intellectualproperty (IP); understanding relevant IP and competitive landscapes andactively developing new IP
Partnering with externalconsultants, vendors, and other entities to efficiently execute programs,as needed
Writing and communicatingtechnical reports and presentations
Being an active member ofthe broader technology community within Safety & Construction andDuPont
Ph.D. (preferred) in Material Science , Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related field with knowledge innanofibers, nonwovens and/or filtration
Experience at thepost-doctoral level will be considered as will work experience up to fiveyears beyond graduation/post-doc completion
Experience with polymercomposites, fibers, nonwovens and/or membranes is desirable
Capable of leadingprojects through the complete development cycle
Proven practical andtechnical expertise in the area of product and/or application developmentin microfiltration applications and/or air filtration applications
Knowledge and experiencewith nanofiber technologies preferred
Knowledge ofmicrofiltration and cartridge filtration preferred
Self-Driven – exhibits a clearsense of purpose and is able and willing to take risks and do difficultthings
Highly Collaborative – engagesindividuals/teams to achieve superior results and creates an atmosphere ofvalue-driven outcomes
Embraces Diversity – seeks out andsurrounds oneself with people who are and think differently and hasbroader awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion
Learning Agility – possesses apersonal drive to learn, pivot when necessary, and adapt to theever-changing needs of our Company in the face of a changing world andcustomer base
Intellectual Curiosity – proactivelyinvests time and energy into learning more and personally developing inthe interest of improving oneself and delivering better results
Communicates with Impact –confidently and effectively communicates with people in all levels of theorganization, as well as with external parties, in both written and verbalforms
Continuous Improvement – learnsfrom successes and failures and integrates those learnings into how tocontinuously improve one’s contribution
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Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington
Organization: Safety & Construction
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Entry Level
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