Axalta Coating Systems

Scientist Polymer Synthesis

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/10/2021 12:53 PM)
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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Primary Responsibilities

Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Polymer Chemist with experience in the synthesis and characterization of polymers. In addition to a strong synthetic background, the candidate should have a basic understanding of structure-property relationships and polymer physics. The successful candidate should be knowledgeable about and have experience with a range of polymer synthesis methodologies. Additionally, the candidate should be skilled in polymer characterization, including both microscopic and macroscopic characterization.

The successful candidate will join Axalta’s Global Innovation Center (GIC) in Philadelphia, PA. The GIC group develops high performance coatings for the Transportation, Refinish, and General Industrial markets.

  • Synthesis of new polymers for use in advanced coatings.
  • Rational design of polymer architectures to achieve targeted properties.
  • Characterization of polymer microstructure. 
  • Characterization of macroscopic properties, including thermal, rheological, and mechanical.
  • Correlation of polymer structure with observed properties. 
  • Collaborate with a multi-faceted, global team in the development of novel coating systems for key markets. 
  • Work with multiple functions within the organization to drive novel coating systems to commercialization. 
  • Develop intellectual property protection for key innovations.
  • Supervise associate investigator(s), organize work flow, including setting and meeting key deadlines.


Minimum Requirements


  • PhD in Organic/Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science, or Materials Science strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.


“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.”


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