Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Physical Organic Chemist with a strong background in reaction mechanisms and chemical kinetics. The candidate should also have expertise in non-covalent interactions and should have a firm grasp of modern analytical methods. This role will involve the conversion of chemical species to higher molecular weight polymer systems, while in the form of an organic film or coating. The final coating may contain additional organic and/or inorganic ingredients, creating a mixture of chemical species with complex interactions. The tools of physical organic chemistry, in conjunction with solid-state characterization techniques, will be used to connect microscopic structure to macroscopic properties.
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.