Job Description

Carpenter Co. has an opening for an Associate Research Chemist at our Reinhart Technical Center in Richmond, Virginia. This position will be a part of our Polyurethane Applications & Polyol Technical Service Group. In this position, the Associate Research Chemist is expected to support the technical functions of the Chemical and Polyol sales organizations through laboratory support as well as sales and customer interaction. This position requires demonstrable good laboratory practices including good recording of experiment work and project information tracking.


  • Provide chemical synthesis support for Chemical systems projects
  • Develop skills in flexible, rigid, and elastomeric polyurethane applications
  • Technical service responsibility for outside Polyol Sales Division
  • Manage and execute customer lab projects
  • Manufacturing support for specialty products related to customer and business needs
  • Assist in formulation commercialization and application trial activities

Skills / Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemistry with appropriate coursework or experience involving polymers
  • MS in Chemistry or Materials Science, preferred
  • 2+ years of technical experience in polymer or materials science discipline
  • Experience with urethane or urethane raw material chemistry preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude and good verbal/written communication skills