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Senior Scientist

Date: Apr 22, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enable a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Food Care Solutions Development, the individual is responsible for developing new material technologies (polymers & additives) and products for Sealed Air. 

Job Description Cont.

  • Work with R&D and business leaders to identify key material technology gaps and opportunities associated with business division innovation pipelines; execute a strategy to fill material technology gaps.
  • Ensure the timely completion of material technology and product development projects with priorities established and agreed upon with R&D leadership.
  • Develop and commercialize products in support of new business development opportunities.
  • Position will require travel in support of Sealed Air production facilities and at customer sites.
  • Effectively lead projects, ensuring the right technical resources are utilized and projects are completed in an agreed upon timeframe.
  • Collaborate with Sealed Air’s business divisions and other functional groups to achieve project objectives.
  • Identify and assess new material technologies relative to their viability, ability to drive business growth, and the resources required to fully develop and commercialize.
  • Track and utilize knowledge of competitive activities related to material technologies.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships in industry and academia relative to new material technologies. 
  • Stay at the forefront of technology to maintain competitiveness.
  • Personal safety and the safety of others; maintain a safe and incident-free working environment


  • B.S./M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or in Polymer Science & Engineering; or MS/Ph.D. in Chemistry with focus in polymer or organic chemistry. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in product development with extrusion of plastics or polymers.

Additional Qualifications


  • Advanced degree preferred: MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering or in Polymer Science & Engineering; PhD in Chemistry with focus in polymer or organic chemistry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in extrusion, polymers, polymer chemistry, and materials science and their interactions with processes and customer use.
  • Proven track record of identification and valuation of polymers and additives and translating ideas into significant commercial success.  
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills to influence company and business strategy and decisions, to motivate high performance and negotiate win-win scenarios. 
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing to affect decision making and keep the organization informed (English proficiency is a must); ability to author technical reports and to make presentations to various internal groups within Sealed Air.
  • Able to work globally with appropriate sensitivities to cultures, businesses, etc.
  • Business acumen and ability to collaborate effectively across functions, regions, and business divisions to drive results and ensure goal delivery.
  • Able to make priority decisions and provide clear focus to work teams.
  • Establishes clear priorities and is enthusiastic about delivering accurate and timely results that add value.
  • Committed to lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Requisition id: 26156 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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