Avery Dennison Research Scientist in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:
Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment
Paid parental leave
Flexible work arrangements
Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate
Paid vacation and Paid holidays
Advanced Materials Solutions (AMS) provides global expertise in front-end innovation acceleration, ecosystem scouting, opportunity de-risking, core adhesive technologies, coatings and novel film chemistry.
Avery Dennison is seeking a dynamic individual to join the Advanced Material Solutions (AMS) group. The Research Scientist will advance the organization with new or continuation of platform development, feasibility studies, assessment of new raw materials, technical troubleshooting of adhesive and coatings and development of new products and concepts.
We are searching for someone that will offer technical leadership and develop expertise in sustainability for the AMS and Technology organizations via coordination and execution of platform activities within the AMS team in collaboration with the regional R&D, operations, and business teams.
We need someone who has experience engaging with cross-functional teams and is comfortable and driven to work independently as well that can work towards meeting timelines. We are also looking for someone to come with a growth mindset and bring new and evolving ideas!
Lead project teams doing platform research and also research driven by business needs. Develop and implement comprehensive technical project plans. Determine resources, actions and timelines for projects.
Make recommendations to R&D and business leadership and report out on platform progress.
Conduct hands-on experiments and associated polymer characterizations.
Supervise and coach technicians and lab support colleagues.
Collaborate with corporate intellectual property council regarding right to market, patent applications and office actions. Assist other scientists in patent activities and filings.
Expand core technology through careful study of the literature, new scientific discovery, external development and development of intellectual property.
Transfer knowledge to fellow scientists via presentations, technical reports and day-to-day interaction.
Maintain an accurate lab notebook and records.
Actively participate in process safety management and employee safety programs and help drive continuous improvement.
4+ years experience with BS; MS or PhD and 4+ years of research experience (can include academia) in the field of Chemistry or Polymer Science
Additional Useful Experience:
End-user or business experience in the use of pressure-sensitive adhesives in the label, tape or graphics industries
Understanding of renewable/recyclable resources and industrial processes for recycling, or Green chemistries
Detailed knowledge of rheological characterization and analytical/applications testing of soft matter such as pressure-sensitive adhesives
Demonstrated knowledge in using statistical design of experiments
Synthesis and formulation experience in complementary chemistries and technologies such as urethanes, silicones, epoxies, hot melts, and radiation curing is a plus
Proven skill in leading cross-functional teams comprised of R&D, operations, commercial, and customer team members
Demonstrated excellent verbal & written communication skills
Well-developed time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to foster creativity/innovation while ensuring project progress and lab efficiency
Experience with laboratory safety, chemical hazards, and full understanding of Safety Data Sheets
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage changing priorities
Potential travel 10-20% of time
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled