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Sr Scientist


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  41708

Sealed Air designs and delivers packaging solutions that protect essential goods transported worldwide, preserve food, enable e-commerce and digital connectivity, and help create a global supply chain that is touchless, safer, less wasteful, and more resilient. 

Our people are entrepreneurial innovators and problem solvers committed to bringing unique insights and solutions to the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and society. At SEE, we are creating a community of inventors, problem solvers, and future makers that are passionate about fulfilling our purpose.

Sealed Air generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2021 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 114 countries. To learn more, visit

Position Purpose


Sealed Air has an immediate position available for a chemist on the Analytical Sciences team at Sealed Air’s Global headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Analytical Sciences group works with engineers and scientists within our Innovation and Development division (R&D) to develop new packaging solutions that are safe and sustainable.  Analytical capabilities include chromatography (GC/MS, LC/MS, GPC), microscopy (optical, SEM, AFM), spectroscopy (FTIR, Raman, XRF), thermal analysis, and rheology.  

Key Outcomes


Why we need you?


  • To use your MS or PhD in Chemistry (with analytical focus preferred) and strong background in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, with experience performing chemical testing techniques in a safe laboratory environment to develop new packaging solutions that are safe and sustainable.  
  • To use you experienced in using standard computer software for word processing and spreadsheets.
  • To use your great verbal and written communication skills to work and collaborate closely with other engineers and scientists to create new, smart and sustainable packaging solutions that enable automation as well as prevent food spoilage and product damage.
  • To use your knowledge in product development and product safety evaluations to perform analyses and develop new methods using liquid and gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry (LC/MS and GC/MS).  Tools available include a variety of GC and LC systems as well as time of flight, quadrupole, and tandem mass spectrometry.

What are our Core Values?


  • Integrity - Every day, we intentionally choose to do the right thing – no matter the circumstance.
  • Determined - We are empowered to deliver on our commitments.
  • Innovative - We operate based on mutual trust and encourage diverse thinking to achieve a common objective.
  • Collaborative - We think without limits to solve customer, company, and societal challenges. 

Why Work at Sealed Air?


  • We have a very diverse and inclusive culture.
    • Our over 16K employees are in over 56 countries and territories globally, representing a broad diversity of cultures, languages, ethnicities, genders, and races.
    • We continuously strive to improve our workplace diversity in many ways and to understand and ultimately achieve a supportive, inclusive culture across the globe.


  • We are invested in developing our people.
    • Sealed Air invests in the development of its people through several initiatives such as an online learning portal, role-specific technical skills training, management and leadership training, executive succession planning, tuition reimbursement benefits, and early career rotation programs.


  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits programs.
    • We are committed to be externally competitive, internally equitable, and to differentiate rewards based on performance.
    • We review our compensation and benefit programs around the world ensuring they offer market-competitive compensation and meaningful benefits.
    • We believe that investing in our employees results in increased engagement, satisfaction, and retention, which in turn, supports the achievement of our business strategy to be a high-performing, world-class company.

Requisition id: 41708 

Relocation: Yes  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

Job Segment: Chemistry, Chemical Research, Scientific, Research Scientist, Supply Chain, Science, Engineering, Operations

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