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 Polyol Applications Technical Service Group. In this position the Associate Research Chemist is expected to support the technical functions of the Polyol Sales organization through sales and customer interactions and laboratory efforts. This position requires demonstrable good laboratory practices including good recording of experiment work and project information tracking.


  • Technical service responsibility for outside Polyol Sales Division
  • Create and maintain technical data for product line
  • Manage and execute customer lab projects, as well as technical service at customer site
  • Manufacturing support for specialty products related to customer needs
  • Work with customers to understand requirements
  • Provide chemical synthesis support for Chemical systems projects as needed

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