senior scientist resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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  • Strong background in chemistry, physics, and engineering of polymer/plastic materials
  • Proficient in predicting the structure-property relationship of polymeric materials
  • 4+ years of experience in formulating polymer-based materials for a wide variety of applications
  • Experience in using JMP and Minitab for DOEs and data analytics
  • Expertise in understanding chemicals of concern in hygiene and toy industry
  • Hot Melt and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
  • Polymer Product Development
  • Thermal & Mechanical Characterization of Polymers
  • Molecular Modeling of Polymers
  • Statistical Analysis (JMP, Minitab)
  • Project Management
  • SAP, Process Pro
  • 5S
Senior Scientist, 10/2018 to Current
Merck & Co., Inc.Long Island, NY,
  • Experience in processing, testing and characterization on non-reactive adhesives.
  • Experience in developing and implementing technical solutions to new product innovations, and manufacturing plant issues.
  • Spearheading multidisciplinary team on a global scale to make H.B Fuller a market leader in understanding and addressing issues of chemicals of concern in the hygiene industry: Acting as the liaison between technical, marketing, and business stakeholders.
  • Technical lead on identifying and qualifying alternate and new raw materials. Coordinate with sourcing, business, and commercial stakeholders to successfully drive the projects.
  • Experience in working with vendors, effectively communicating technical requirements to meet business needs.
  • Customer facing experience in understanding their needs and communicating testing data.
  • Actively driving an initiative to create and maintain a database of results from 3rd party testing: using this data to communicate the key messages to the customers.
  • Experience in using project management, design of experiment (DOE) methodologies and statistical analysis to plan experiments, draw conclusions and present technical recommendations.
  • Driving efficiency by supporting operations to facilitate scale-up and production of new technologies.
  • Experience in using SAP and Process Pro for R&D needs. Currently SAP super user for the technical team.
  • Successfully implemented 5S strategies and reorganized raw material storage area to create cleaner & efficient work area.
Research & Development Lead, 01/2018 to 09/2018
Championx Corp.Rhome, TX,
  • Managed projects and develop improvised processes and test methods with the focus on PVC, TPE, and latex-based products.
  • Provide work directions to chemists to ensure quality management of finished products.
  • Responsible for timely dispatch of products which meets and exceeds customer requirements.
  • Technical representative for sales team to interact with customers to bring in new business for the company.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing plant to develop robust manufacturing processes to produce products with greater consistency.
Lead Chemist, 11/2016 to 12/2017
Quality Custom DistributionGreenwood, IN,
  • Lead R&D efforts in developing PVC, TPE, and latex-based formulations for casting applications based on business opportunities identified in toy, coating, & mold casting industries.
  • Provided technical support to customers and understand the root cause of customer concerns and provide technical solutions Internship experience.
Intern, 05/2016 to 08/2016
SABIC Innovation PlasticsCity, STATE,
  • Established synthesis and characterization guidelines to understand the color behavior of ULTEM.
  • This work aided in making more transparent high-temperature material and increasing the range of applications.
Education and Training
Ph.D: Polymer Engineering, Expected in 10/2016 to The University Of Akron - Akron, OH,

Mentor: David S. Simmons

Dissertation Title: Understanding the role of small molecule additives on the glass formation behavior and mechanical properties of thermoplastic polymer/additive blends

Integrated Masters: Polymer Science & Technology, Expected in 06/2011 to Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Roorkee - India,

Mentor: Yuvraj Singh Negi

Thesis Title: Interpenetrating Polymeric Network of Chitosan-Glutamic Acid for Application in Drug Delivery

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School Attended

  • The University Of Akron
  • Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

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  • Senior Scientist
  • Research & Development Lead
  • Lead Chemist
  • Intern


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  • Integrated Masters

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