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Research Chemist - Metal Processing
Lubrizol Corporation | Wickliffe, Ohio
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Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise,testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.





- Primary focus is formulating with metalworking additives

- Conduct occasional basic organic synthesis

- Work collaboratively with senior researcher to develop and evaluate novel metalworking (metal processing) additives and formulations

- Determine chemical structure-performance relationships

- Design, conduct and document rigorous scientific experimentation

- Interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers

- Collaborate with engineering team to support process development, scale-up, and process improvement

- Qualify alternative components and raw materials

- Actively participate in project review meetings

- Build relationships with the global commercial and technical teams

- Build and maintain relationship with customers and suppliers

- Develop a good understanding of the intellectual property landscape and keep up with pertinent literature

- Follow safe laboratory practices

- Graduate degree in Chemistry with minium of two years of laboratory formulating experience

- Must have a good understanding of organic chemistry, structures and functionality

- Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments

- Track record of designing and conducting rigorous scientific experimentation

- Excellent interpersonal skills are a must

- Ability to collaborate and interact with a diverse group of global colleagues

- Must be a self-starter who can lead and manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision

- Must be a team player who can work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment

- Must have excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills

- Desire and willingness to learn, develop and grow as an individual


- Ph.D. in Chemistry

- Experience synthesizing, formulating and performance testing metalworking additives or related industrial technologies




With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking through 129,000 acres of National Parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.

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