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R&D Manager – Jacksonville, FL


  • The R&D Manager supports product concepts and initiatives identified by Business Development with heavy focus on rosin and rosin based derivatives, hydrogenated rosins and esters of rosin.
  • Design, plan, conduct, and lead laboratory activities (including hands-on lab work – syntheses, formulating, sample preparations and analyses) to support new product development based on identified customer/market needs, manufacturing support initiatives and technical service to customers.
  • Analyze, interpret, document, and effectively communicate results of lab work for timely decision making on projects and technical support initiatives.
  • Provide technical support to sales team through experiments and analyses where necessary in end-use applications in targeted industries/ markets. Implement all aspects of lab work in a safe work environment; provide regular input on improving or upgrading capabilities within the laboratory to enhance efficiency/productivity.
  • Relocation provided. $120K – $140K.


  • The R&D Manager will have a BS or advanced degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related scientific field.
  • 10 years of experience in the chemical industry, preferably with product and/or applications development in the specialty chemicals area of thermoplastic resins.
  • Experience in syntheses and analyses/evaluation of specialty organic chemicals (e.g. polymers, resins) is preferred.
  • Experience in formulating and evaluating corresponding end products (e.g. adhesives, inks, coatings, personal care products, etc.) is desirable.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and have a stable work history. Sponsorship is not available.


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