• Polymer Materials Scientist

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


    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

    Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customer's products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

    Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

    For more information please visit our website www.axalta.com or follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.


    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 new Global Innovation Center (GIC) located the Navy Yard 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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