At DuPont, our scientists and engineers work closely with customers to define, lead, and execute technical programs focused on delivering business value by establishing a fundamental understanding of the technical and business needs. Using innovative approaches to solve technical problems, research and development is carried out in cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to deliver highly specialized solutions at market speed.
We want risk-taking, adaptive, collaborative candidates. We want people to appreciate the details, but still see the big picture, and have the drive to solve problems creatively and efficiently. As innovation grows, so can you with a career at DuPont.
As a Research & Development Scientist or Engineer, you will have access to many career paths (e.g. application development, product and process research, and operations and engineering) in several specialty products businesses (e.g. Electronics & Imaging, Transportation & Industrial and Safety & Construction) and research functions that are broadly leveraged across all businesses (e.g. Core Analytical Sciences).
Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Identifying, assessing and developing new scientific concepts, technologies and/or products to provide solutions to global challenges, carried out in close collaboration with customers and internal stakeholders in all regions
Managing scientific, technical, or information projects, coordinating with other professionals, such as manufacturing, marketing, sales, supply chain and support personnel to accomplish specific project objectives
Demonstrating functional excellence in the application of the scientific method and design of experiments
Timely documentation and generation of intellectual property
Enabling business decisions via clear communication of results to technical teams, management and customers
Being an active member of broader R&D community to drive growth in core market segments and transformational technology platforms across all regions
We are seeking candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in one or more of the following areas: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering or related fields
3.0 GPA or higher (on 4.0 scale).
Post-docs and graduate students with expected degree completion within one year are encouraged to apply.
Additional expertise in the following areas may be advantageous: polymer physics, polymer chemistry, synthetic skills, analytical sciences, materials characterization, rheology, inorganic materials, computational modelling, mechanical testing, chemical or materials processing, process development and control systems.
Successful candidates will possess the following skills
Self-Driven – exhibits a clear sense of purpose and is able and willing to take risks and do difficult things to deliver results with speed
Highly Collaborative – engages individuals/teams to achieve superior results and creates an atmosphere of value-driven outcomes
Embraces diversity – seeks out and surrounds oneself with people who are and think differently and has broader awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion
Learning Agility – possesses a personal drive to learn, pivot when necessary, and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our Company in the face of a changing world and customer base
Intellectual Curiosity – proactively invests time and energy into learning more and personally developing in the interest of improving oneself and delivering better results
Continuous Improvement – learns from successes and failures and integrates those learnings into how to continuously improve one’s contribution
“Work visa sponsorship for Ph.D. students and post docs will be provided based on business need and approvals”.