Axalta Coating Systems is seeking an experienced Polymer Chemist with expertise in the synthesis and characterization of polymers. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the polymerization of acrylics and/or synthesis of polyurethanes. The successful candidate will have at least seven (7) years prior industrial experience, and 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.
In addition to a strong background in the synthesis of acrylics or polyurethanes, the candidate should have an understanding of structure-property relationships of polymers, and polymer physics. Additional requirements include familiarity with modern polymer characterization techniques, including both microscopic and macroscopic characterization methodologies.