Axalta Coating Systems

Senior Scientist

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 9 months ago(3/11/2022 3:44 PM)
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Primary Responsibilities

Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Polymer/Organic Chemist with experience in the synthesis and characterization of polymers. In addition to a synthetic background, the candidate should have a basic understanding of structure-property relationships and polymer physics. Knowledge of statistical methods, such as Six Sigma, is preferred. The ideal candidate would have an interest in raw materials initiatives, such as cost reduction and sustainability, and should be a multi-tasker with a dynamic personality who will interact successfully with multiple key functions within the organization.

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


  • Synthesis of polymers for use in advanced coatings.
  • Characterization of polymer microstructure. 
  • Characterization of macroscopic properties, including thermal, rheological, and mechanical.
  • Correlation of monomers and polymers structure with observed properties. 
  • Collaborate with a multi-faceted global team in the synthesis, characterization, and testing of coating systems for key markets. 
  • Work with multiple functions within the organization to evaluate monomers and polymers in key coating systems.
  • Lead associate investigator(s), organize workflow and meet key project deadlines.
  • Collaborate with global team members to resolve regional differences in requirements.


Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in Organic/Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent. Serious consideration will be given to candidates with BS or MS and equivalent years of experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including effective presentation skills, one-on-one communication, and report writing.
  • Ability to manage independently multiple priorities and business demands that continuously shift in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with relationship building acumen.
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly cross-functional team and collaborate with colleagues in various countries where Axalta operates.

“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.”


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.

For more information please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.


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