Industrial Post Doc - Advanced Performance Materials -Material Science and Engineering

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.

Chemours is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our Advanced Performance Materials technical team as we work to enable the hydrogen economy and next generation energy storage technologies! This position will report to the Chief of Staff Technology at our state-of-the-art research facility, the Chemours Discovery Hub, in Newark, Delaware.

The Postdoctoral researcher will work on fundamental research in critical areas by working with National Laboratories, Academic Leaders and Industrial partners on federally funded research projects. Significant focus will be placed on the understanding of process-structure-property relationships via advanced characterization techniques such as x-ray scattering. This is a critical role to drive the consortia projects and to learn key fundamentals that can be used to develop leading products. Research areas will focus on the effect of how varying processing routes have impacts on the polymer structure and property and performance relationships.

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

• Work with the global collaborators on meeting project milestones

• Own the completion of the Chemours commitments

• Ensure that we meet the go/no go milestones

• Communicate key learnings with the broader technical team

• Work with broader technical team on other new product development by bringing in leading technology and thinking

• Authoring additional collaboration proposals

• Writing technical reports, papers, and patents

• Set up testing equipment required to meet the milestones

The following is required for this role:

• PhD in Material Science and Engineering, Polymer Science, or related field

• Demonstrated expertise in material characterization via x-ray scattering, especially related to polymer structures

• Experience studying process - structure - property relationships.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Track record of achieving results through publications and/or patents

The following is preferred for this role:

• Experience working on federally funded projects

• Experience with polymer processing such as extrusion, solution casting, lamination, and milling


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid Time Off
  • 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
  • Temporary Housing Assistance


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 2018 and 2019—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”.