Sr. Associate Scientist, Reinforcement Materials

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Website Cabot Corporation

Your Role at Cabot
Cabot has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate Scientist to support the development and evaluation of new sustainable solutions for the reinforcement of rubber for the tire and industrial products industry. Additionally, the scientist can expect to contribute to building our Centers of Excellence in rubber compounding and evaluation. Responsible for establishing and meeting project milestones and objectives for our R&D organization. We are seeking a fully qualified and experienced scientist who can manage/lead projects. The Sr. Associate will work on-site in Billerica, MA with some Flexible Work Arrangements possible.

• Would you like to contribute to sustainability and new materials innovation with benefit to Cabot and the world?
• Are you a positive, hard-working, energetic, and motivated professional with a passion for building relationships with a diverse team of colleagues?
• Are you inspired to win? Are you known for your integrity… for always doing the right thing?
• Are you curious, coachable, and passionate about learning?

If so, please consider the opportunity we have for you to join our team!

How You Will Make an Impact
In this role your primary duty will be as an independent researcher responsible for the delivery of projects in areas of materials, products, method development, and/or applications to support our Sustainability Objectives in Rubber Applications. Your assignments will require a broad understanding in fields related to nanoparticles and reinforcement of rubber. With an emphasis on research and synthesis of data into actionable information; planning and designing/ adapting methods; improving methodology your work will influence the solutions we bring to market. We will look to you to provide guidance and training to more junior employees. This role requires a highly intelligent self-motivated person with a positive attitude, a ton of good energy, strong organization skills, hunger to learn and grow and urgency to make things happen. A successful candidate will be someone who can:

• Independently contribute to diverse areas of product, process research or applications development to develop innovations, fundamental insights, new designs, or new techniques to advance the field. Responsible for leading certain aspects and/or developing non-standard procedures and equipment.
• Plan, schedule, conduct, and/or coordinate detailed phases of work for a part of a moderately-sized project or total project of minor scope to safely meet objectives and timeline.
• Provide oversight and training of one or more junior members of the team who have been assigned to support their project(s), to plan activities, oversee work quality, address day-to-day questions related to the project(s) being supported; provides input to the individual’s manager on performance, etc.

What You Will Bring to Cabot
• Post-secondary Technical degree (Bachelor’s/University) and generally 4+ years of related experience, OR Master’s Degree in a related technical discipline and generally 1+ years of related experience
• Technical Excellence. Rubber formulation or interfacial chemistry experience highly desired; elastomer/polymer experience preferred. Strong analytical, observation and problem-solving skills. Ability to draw conclusions from experimental work and propose next steps. Experience with Analytical problem-solving methodologies (e.g. root cause analysis, failure mode analysis).
• Communication & Presentation Skills. Ability to effectively engage in verbal and written communications that are timely, concise, clear, and relevant while delivering with empathy with a broad range of stakeholders.
• Guide Results. Generates data, conducts advanced statistical analysis, and organizes and interprets data to establish and support new process, materials, and/or application learning. Conducts tests, draws conclusions, advances hypotheses, and proposes next steps.
• Works Safely. Strictly follows and complies with all SH&E procedures, standards and regulations and constantly strives for Excellence in the fields of sustainability and Safety, Health and preservation of the Environment.

How We’ll Support Your Success:
• Dynamic, Flexible, Hard Working, Team Environment – We are busy, collaborative, growing, and we are doing really meaningful work.
• Growth –Training, great peer coaching and support, and the ability to personally grow your influence, your position, and your compensation.
• Meaningful Work that is Valued – Customers are demanding sustainable solutions without compromising quality or performance. The work we do is visible, and is helping to create a more abundant, affordable, and cleaner future. It is an awesome feeling to know you’re making a living by making a positive impact in the world; and to be able to say, “I was a part of that.”
• Benefits, Vacation, Etc. – We offer a competitive package of benefits.
• Feedback – we are committed to giving and receiving feedback in a direct and open fashion.
• Support – you are part of a team and deserve to feel encouraged and supported. We have a global team of scientists and engineers that are willing to help. You will be part of a team that cares about you personally and professionally. Our success depends on your success.

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