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ACS Professional Staffing Senior Scientist - Polymer in Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington

Senior Scientist - Polymer

Date Posted: 11/2/2020

Job Function: Scientific

City: Kennewick-Pasco-Richland

State/Province: Washington

Job Number: JO-2011-9392


Our client who supports the semiconductor industry is seeking a knowledgeable and skilled Senior Scientist to become a member of their team. This position is located at their Washington state facility and will be responsible for directing projects and resources allocated to the projects to achieve agreed upon company goals including supporting development of materials for lithium ion battery development.

Here are a few of the perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & FSA For Medical and Dependent Care

  • 401(K) With Company 4% Match With 100% Vesting from Day 1

  • Vacation, Sick Time and 10 Holidays Per Year

  • 100% Paid for Education/Training


  • Handle solid, liquid and gaseous chemicals including weighing, pouring, measuring volume, mixing, and diluting

  • Performing analyses for characterization of new or manufactured products, particularly for new methods

  • Prepare samples minimizing sources of particulate and chemical contamination in laboratory, clean booth or clean room environments

  • Perform maintenance tasks on systems or equipment

  • Complete literature research to determine known or analogous analytical methods for target molecules and develop safe and plausible strategies for analysis of new molecules

  • Exhibit and apply technical expertise including a thorough understanding of chemical principles, synthetic laboratory techniques, and a working knowledge of characterization/metrology techniques

  • Contribute to developing new products, modifying existing products, and services for commercial applications based on customer, market, or technology needs

  • Search chemical literature for known potential chemical reagents or processes that support achievement of goals

  • Perform hands-on laboratory experiments to accomplish project goals for the development of new products and applications

  • Support troubleshooting using Response, Flow, Checklists (RFCs) and support the development or documentation of RFCs

  • Maintain a laboratory notebook with detailed and legible records of data, observations, and projects to support generation of Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Analyze data appropriately including generating graphical representations, applying mathematical concepts, modeling, and relevant statistical analysis using software tools such as Microsoft Excel, JMP, Origin, ChemDraw or other data analysis software


  • PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering or a related discipline such as biology or physics

  • 1+ years of relevant experience in an industrial or academic laboratory setting

  • Experience with synthesis of polymers including polymers associated with the manufacture of lithium ion batteries and semiconductor materials

  • Manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously in order to meet established deadlines

  • Ability to work both collaboratively with a team and/or independently

  • Perform tasks with attention to detail and accuracy

Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third-party candidates considered for this position

ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.