Sr. Scientist, Product Development

Functional Form T&I Product Developer

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T&I Americas


Mt. Vernon, IN


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!


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Functional Forms (FF) produces film and sheet products from SABIC resins to serve market segments, including glazing, mass transportation, building & construction and electrical & electronics. 


Job Summary:

Product development role is to initiate, lead, contribute and deliver on research and development projects with FF business impact, including new product introductions and business continuity support.  Use scientific practices and statistical methods to develop innovative and proprietary solutions for FF customers. Understand competition, market place, and application spaces. 


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Able to identify and translate application and customer needs into deliverables.
  • Plan, lead and manage projects to develop and deliver advanced new technical solutions from the ideation stage, through proof of concept, to prototype, production scale up and commercialized products in thermoplastic films and sheets.
  • Able to analyse data critically, draw conclusions and recommend go/no-go decisions to senior leadership.


Capable of executing lab work plans including hands-on tasks. Operate and maintain various lab analytical test equipment.

  • Drive product innovation, manufacturing scale-up and new manufacturing solutions
  • Build external network with suppliers, Tollers, designers, architects and institutes.
  • Promotes open technical communication including knowledge management.


What Matters to SABIC

  • Requires advanced degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, and Chemistry or related discipline. Ph.D or Masters with minimum 2-5 years relevant working experience. 
  • Broad knowledge of Polymer extrusion and Polymer characterization techniques, Film/Sheet processing, Plastics testing, Statistical experimentation and Data analysis.
  • Demonstrated good practice of scientific methodology.
  • Self-driven and proactive with the ability to independently identify and lead technical product development projects.
  • Team player who effectively interacts with cross-functional team.
  • Fluent in oral and written English with good technical communication skills.


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 workduring 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.