Associate Scientist - Exposure

<strong>At Behr Paint, we strive to have all employees bring their best selves and their unique perspectives every day. We are a tight-knit family of fun, friendly, integrity focused individuals who work together in exciting and challenging ways to build and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services, and to positively impact our customers and the communities in which we live and work.</strong>

Pune, Maharashtra

Behr Paint Company

<p><strong><em>Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company and maker of the BEHR&reg;, KILZ&reg;, WHIZZ&reg; and E&amp;J&reg; brands is dedicated to meeting the project needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value.&nbsp;Behr Paint Company is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation.</em></strong></p>

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Full time

Overview: <ul> <li>Conduct basic and applied research in architectural coatings and additives.</li> <li>Develop new products and refine existing products. Participate in the product development process in the R&amp;D department.</li> <li>Benchmark existing products against competition as per standard test protocols &amp; conduct frequent sample audit testing of production batches of our commercial products.</li> <li>Prepare, test, and compare experimental samples. Conduct artificial weathering &amp; natural exposure studies to evaluate coatings performance in terms of weathering properties.</li> <li>Monitor different weathering instruments to run standard test protocols.</li> <li>Evaluate paint&rsquo;s application performance, conduct comparison studies, and provide feedback to improve performance.</li> <li>Substantiate, review, and justify conclusions reached by department activity.</li> <li>Awareness about new upcoming trends &amp; technologies.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Literature survey and understanding latest developments in emulsions, additives, and coatings market.</li> <li>Conduct competitive benchmarking product analyses and provide essential inputs on product performance gaps and advantages to help the company build new product development strategies.</li> <li>Direct and lead activity to develop new technologies &amp; test methods/standards as per the company strategy.</li> <li>Ability to analyze the data, test results, and report the conclusions effectively.</li> <li>Substantiate, review and justify conclusions reached by Research and Development department activity.</li> <li>Awareness about different substrates such as wood, concrete, masonry.</li> <li>Initiate studies to improve the performance of existing products.</li> <li>Direct raw material evaluation tests and product performance studies including exposure &amp; application studies.</li> <li>Select, test, and evaluate new raw materials to determine their quality, performance, and cost-effectiveness of materials.</li> <li>Provide leadership and guidance to Junior Chemists and Senior Lab Technicians to include training and monitoring of performance and in assigning more challenging projects.</li> <li>Conduct competitive benchmarking product analyses and develop product development strategies.</li> <li>Work on new test method development &amp; technologies.</li> <li>Participation in BPRC Ideation Program Follow lab safety guidelines and regulations.</li> <li>Expect a high level of self-motivation and excellent communication skills.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Educational attainment equivalent to an advanced degree in Chemistry or a related field</li> <li>Thorough experience in chemical analysis and industrial research applications</li> <li>Educational attainment equivalent to M.Sc., B. Tech or M.Tech (Chemistry/ Paint/ Polymer / Coatings).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of basic lab skills.</li> <li>Knowledge of chemical lab safety guidelines and regulations.</li> <li>Thorough working knowledge of advanced math and chemistry and their applications.</li> <li>Thorough working knowledge of chemical formulation and composition as applied to research.</li> <li>Knowledge of raw materials and proper equipment to be used in testing practices.</li> <li>Knowledge of production operations and processing methods.</li> <li>Knowledge of quality and process improvement concepts, principles, and methodologies.</li> <li>Knowledge of quality control standards and practices</li> <li>Ability to work &amp; monitor modern technologies and advanced instruments.</li> <li>Ability to use a computer, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and software systems.</li> <li>Ability to train and educate technical personnel in a wide range of technical areas.</li> <li>Ability to solve difficult problems and effectively participate in innovative research.</li> <li>Ability to plan, organize, and complete work as scheduled.</li> <li>Ability to maintain laboratory research and testing records.</li> <li>Ability to exercise initiative in designing and implementing independent chemical research.</li> <li>Ability to communicate effectively.</li> <li>Ability to understand the reasons behind the testing procedures.</li> <li>Ability to make some analysis and draw conclusions on work performed.</li> </ul>