PhD Research Scientist

Company Name:
Koch Nitrogen Company
## Description
INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies, according to Forbes. Koch companies employ about 100,000 people and have a presence in nearly 60 countries.
INVISTA is among the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including LYCRA fiber, COOLMAX fabric, CORDURA fabric, TECGEN , STAINMASTER carpet, and ANTRON carpet fiber. INVISTA's businesses include Apparel, Intermediates, Performance Surfaces & Materials, and Performance Technologies. You may not realize it, but INVISTA's products play a role in nearly every aspect of your life. For example, INVISTA fibers may be in your carpet,
or bedding--and INVISTA polymers may be in your car, food packaging or camping gear. We transform daily life through innovations that create long-term value for our customers and society. You can be a part of the difference by joining the INVISTA team.
INVISTA's Performance Surfaces & Materials business, which represents the STAINMASTER and ANTRON brands, is seeking a PhD Research Scientist to join our R&D; team. This position will be based in our Camden, SC facility.
The role will involve interaction with a cross section of technology, sales, and marketing teams to discover and develop innovative solutions for our growing businesses.
Leading programs related to product & process development, process troubleshooting, product application development and new technology development & commercialization.
Candidates will be involved in the design, approval, and execution of experimental programs in the lab, semi-works and commercial manufacturing environments.
Candidate must be comfortable interfacing with manufacturing and business/commercial leaders as well as peers, support personnel and R&D; leadership.
Strong technical orientation combined with an entrepreneurial spirit is required, where value is generated through creative insight, disciplined problem solving, personal accountability, economic decision making, and critical thinking.
Candidate will be expected to learn and apply INVISTA's MBM Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct.
Strong oral and written English communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously.
_Required Educations & Skills:_
PhD in a polymer related discipline such as Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, or Related Field.
_Preferred Qualifications & Skills:_
Ability to work in a team to meet project objectives or scale-up prototype processes beyond the lab
Demonstrated research proficiency in the candidate's respective field
Experience with polyamides and polyester a plus
Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship now and in the future.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:
Job Category: Research & Development/Sciences
Location: USA-South Carolina-CAMDEN-SC
Company: INVISTA S. r.l.
Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Req ID: 023511

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