• Polymer Materials Scientist

    Job ID
    US-PA-Philadelphia - Navy Yard
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
  • Overview

    About Axalta

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn


    See link:  http://www.axaltacs.com/content/dam/Corporate/Documents/About%20Axalta/Axalta%20Brochure%202018.pdf


    Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Polymer/Materials Scientist with a strong background in polymer materials, polymer physics, morphology, rheology, molecular weight, solubilities, or physical/ mechanical properties of polymers. The candidates should have an understanding of structure/property relationships, and should have experience with the interactions between different types of materials.

    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.



    • Understanding of the behavior of polymers in aqueous solution, solvent and in the bulk.
    • Familiarity with polymer characterization including viscoelastic behavior, flow, and polymer microstructure/architecture.
    • Knowledge of polymer/polymer interactions as well as in other heterophase systems (including, e.g., pigments, and rheological additives).
    • The ability to formulate working hypotheses regarding structure/property relationships in complex polymeric systems and the capability to design and execute on experimental programs to validate or disprove.



    • PhD in Materials Science, Polymer Science, or Physical Chemistry with extensive experience in polymeric systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
    • Strong intellectual curiosity combined with results-driven approach.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills.
    • Immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided


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