UR - Sr. Research Scientist (Maplewood, MN)*

  • Company: 3M
  • Location: Maplewood, Minnesota
  • Posted: December 08, 2017
  • Reference ID: R00049661
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Sr. Research Scientist for the Advanced Materials Division (AdMD) located in Maplewood, Minnesota. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The ideal candidate for this position will have a polymer science background, polymerization and/or small molecule synthesis experience, an understanding of rubber processing and characterization, and an understanding of structure-property relationships. The candidate would have an interest in fluoropolymer research (elastomers and plastics), crosslinking chemistry and driving new product development programs to commercialization.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Being an active team member on New Product Introduction (NPI) programs.
  • Leading new polymer development programs.
  • Actively participating in cross-functional teams to identify new product ideas.
  • Hands-on lab experimentation to drive new product ideas.
  • Working closely with pilot plants to run experiments.
  • Traveling to manufacturing location(s) for scale-up of products.
  • Navigating the IP landscape in assigned areas and actively participate in developing IP.
  • Recording results and document results through reports and presentations.
  • Grow network within and external to division.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently possess or in final year of obtaining a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently possess or in the final year of pursuing a Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Practical lab experience in polymer or small molecule synthesis
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and networking skills

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

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To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

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