R&D Chemist

Date: Feb 3, 2021

Location: Dayton – Ohio, US, 45377

Company: Heraeus

R&D Chemist
Location Dayton – Ohio
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of approximately 14,900 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.



As an employer, we offer open space - For Designers. For Forward Thinkers. For Doers. Innovation has been the secret of our sustained business success for 165 years, and you can have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to help us write that next chapter of success.

Here are just a few of the things you will get to do:

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to act as liaison for the customer and sales colleagues for technical discussions regarding products, applications, and issues while servicing and qualifying both new product introductions and existing HEPN products.
  • Conduct wet chemistry synthesis in both the R&D Lab and Production.
  • Achieve Product Realization, i.e. transferring new material from R&D to production. Assist all departments in the scale-up of products from Research & Development to Production. Assist Operations in trouble shooting quality or other technical issues with products.
  • Analyze, identify, and/or resolve technical problems or complaints from customers in order to maintain and increase business.
  • Analyze organic compounds to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions. Record precise results and findings in laboratory book, database and/or files.
  • Follow safety guidelines for handling materials with the use of protective equipment as required. Maintain organization and cleanliness of work area, laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Author and/or present technical reports, technical papers, project updates, and technical overviews for internal presentation, journals, and conferences. Attend sales meetings, technical conferences, trade shows, and educational courses to remain current in the field as it relates to existing and future technologies.
  • Handle confidential information with care.



We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or related field and two years of laboratory experience are preferred.  Knowledge and experience in organic chemistry is required. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and ability to work in a team environment; exhibit a high level of persistence, motivation and initiative. 

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati