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Chemist, Chemistry Development



Chemist, Chemistry Development

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Chemistry Platforms


Mt Vernon, IN

Hiring Manager:

Norimitsu Yamaguchi,

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Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!


For an overview of our benefits, click here. 


Job Summary

SABIC is looking for a creative and resourceful Chemist who is seeking to use their technical and project leadership skills to help a diversified global business achieve its ambitious goals.  The opportunities in this role are suited for individuals who enjoy leading/supporting a mix of projects including new chemistry development from bench to piloting and manufacturing scale-up.  The ideal candidate is passionate about finding problems and developing creative solutions at all scales of materials development: the lab, pilot plant and commercial scales


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Understand customer needs in SABIC’s strategic focus areas that are worth solving.
  • Develop and validate hypotheses based on project/platform criteria from proof-of-concept in lab, through prototype/pilot, to eventual manufacturing scale to create and commercialize differentiated product offerings for customers. 
  • Analyze data critically by using appropriate tools, draw logical conclusions and recommend decisions/next-steps to project team.
  • Develop and execute lab and pilot work plans/tasks safely to generate accurate and reliable data within the pre-defined timelines.
  • Establish internal networks within Technology function and cross-functionally and learn/understand/use the internal Technology and Business processes to complete project deliverables effectively. 
  • Build external networks with technology providers, universities, tollers, suppliers, etc. as appropriate to help advance projects.
  • Promote open technical communication, including knowledge management/timely documentation. 


What Matters to SABIC

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree will be considered with minimum 4 years of relevant experience in chemical industry.
  • Fundamental knowledge and understanding of organic chemistry, organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and polymer structure-property relationships.
  • Hands-on experience in the chemical synthesis of specialty molecules, monomers and polymers in lab.  Pilot experience is preferred, but not required. 
  • Demonstrated good practice of scientific methodologies.
  • Proven track record of problem finding and solving with a creative mindset.
  • Self-driven and proactive with the ability to independently identify new opportunities
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Team player who actively engages and effectively communicates with cross-technology global team to achieve the shared goals/objectives. 
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed to accommodate global team projects.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.