Application Development Scientist

Southern Ionics Minerals, LLC

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Newark, DE

Job Description

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Job Overview:

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.

Chemours is seeking an Application Development Scientist to join our growing PTFE and Melts – Advanced Performance Materials team! This position will report directly to the Global Technology Manager of PTFE and Melts at our Chemours Discovery Hub in Newark, Delaware.

As part of Chemours’ commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing, this role will guide new product/process development and application expansion of new technologies across our product portfolio. The Application Development Scientist role will work in partnership with our global team of scientists and engineers to develop, evaluate and commercialize industry leading solutions in our production facilities. These advancements will utilize material science and courageous chemistry to enable novel polymer production processes within Chemours Advanced Performance Materials (APM).

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design and carry out experiments with attention to detail, utilize and maintain test equipment, collect/organize/report results and carry out subsequent studies to further the progress of the program.

  • Collaborate with analytical, quality, manufacturing technology and operations teams to evaluate lab scale results and design and execute plant trials and full-scale implementation of sustainable technologies. Ensure product quality, finished product specifications and performance criteria are met.

  • Work independently self-motivated as well as effectively collaborate with a global team of multidisciplinary scientists in research, manufacturing and quality support teams.

  • Work with product, commercial and marketing teams to define technical goals that will support the commercial team to meet Chemours business objectives.

  • Maintain good housekeeping in laboratory space, write and follow safety documentation and operating procedures. Participate in Process Hazards Reviews, safety reviews, and safety audits as needed.

The following is required for this role:

  • Bachelors, Masters or equivalent degree in a technical discipline; chemistry, chemical engineering or polymer science

  • Experience in a technical role working with a wide range of wet-chemical, polymer and analytical techniques such as chemical analysis

  • Experience with Process Safety Management, SOPs, and safe handling of chemicals and materials

  • Strong interpersonal skills, language skills, presentation skills - both written and oral

  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestically or globally as needed

  • Ability to lift and move 40 pounds occasionally.

The following is preferred for this role:

  • >3yrs experience in a technical role with fluoropolymers

  • Expertise in ion exchange and other methods to reduce impurities in complex samples

  • Experience with analytical measurement techniques such as Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry, FT-IR, TGA, DSC.


  • Competitive Compensation

  • Comprehensive Benefits Packages

  • 401(k) Match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Learning and Development Opportunities

  • Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

  • Company-paid Volunteer Days


We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.

Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch—in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry.


We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves—at Chemours and in life.

The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.


Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational

corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.

Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.

They are—Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship,

Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.

We were honored to be named a “Great Place to Work-Certified Company” for 2019-2020­—our second consecutive year. We were also proud to receive a Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE VETS program in 2019.

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.