Axalta Coating Systems

Senior Scientist - Dispersion

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/1/2022 7:32 AM)
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Primary Responsibilities

Axalta is seeking an experienced Dispersion Scientist with a strong background in milled pigments, colloidal science, and color technology tools to join our global Research and Development organization. The Senior Scientist works with the wide range of milled pigments used in these various products in support of Axalta’s coatings businesses.  The Chemist will work very closely with the R&D teams as well as resources in product management and manufacturing to identify dispersion needs and develop technical solutions.   The Chemist will be visible to a wide range of global stakeholders and experts; ability to communicate effectively across multiple functions and organization levels is required.


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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops new or improved dispersions, including formulation, stability/durability testing, and pigment selection for automotive, performance and industrial coatings.
  • Applies statistically designed experiments and six sigma methods to conduct research and validate results.
  • Supervise technician(s), organize work flow, including setting and meeting key deadlines.
  • Participates in creation of novel analytical techniques for dispersion testing and qualification.
  • Networks with global business, marketing, manufacturing, sourcing and technology personnel to maximize effectiveness of technical programs and implement results.
  • Networks with suppliers of critical color / dispersion materials (such as pigments and dispersants).
  • Networks with external resources in academia, professional societies and customers to gather and apply information to technical and business objectives. 
  • Minimal travel required


Minimum Requirements


  • MS or PhD degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with at least 5 - 15 years of experience in pigments, dispersion process, or formulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to get results.
  • Effective written and oral communications to multiple levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring a strategic perspective to complicated issues, with a data-based approach and analysis tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform efficient experiments to identify issues, develop relationships and validate results.  Must be able to interpret, analyze and apply numerical color and appearance measurements.


“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.


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