Sr. Development Scientist


Shanghai, CN

REQ ID:  43596

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 $5.6 billion in sales in 2022 and has approximately 16,300 employees who serve customers in 120 countries. To learn more, visit

What does an I&D Senior Development Scientist do?

The I&D Senior Development Scientist, located Shanghai, China, HELP US to develop new products for the packaging industry with the ability to understand packaging materials interaction with the customer’s packaging equipment and the packaged product. In addition to the development of new product solutions, this role is tasked with supporting our base of business by training, trouble-shooting, and communicating the performance of our solutions to both internal stakeholders and our customers. 

The qualified candidate will be responsible for using heightened curiosity to develop new protective packaging materials, conduct competitive intelligence analysis, practice good project management skills, communicate results and make expert recommendations on path forward to customers, their team, and key stakeholders.  This individual will also be responsible for engaging with equipment and materials team, field support and sales, customer service, and supply chain to ensure existing products continue to meet the high standards of Sealed Air Corporation.

Why we need you?

  • With your Bachelor/Master of Science Degree in Polymer Science & Engineering or Paper & Fiber Engineering, you will identify and assess new material technologies relative to their viability, ability to drive business growth, and the resources required to fully develop and commercialize.
  • By applying your strong material knowledge and solid experience in extrusion, polymers, polymer chemistry, fiber, paper, materials science, you will work with I&D and business leaders to identify key material technology gaps and opportunities associated with protective packaging innovation pipelines.
  • Your project management and cross-functional communication skills will be used to ensure the timely completion of material technology and product development projects with priorities established and agreed upon with I&D leadership.
  • Manage projects to enable supply chain improvements to manufacturing processes and raw materials by quantifying the impact of these changes on the performance of the materials.
  • You need to track and utilize knowledge of competitive activities related to material technologies.
  • With your strong business acumen, you will stay at the forefront of technology to maintain competitiveness.
  • You will create value-propositions and competitive intelligence for Sealed Air’s developmental solutions driving credible project definition and scoping documents.
  • You will be an active communicator to work effectively within a matrix managed organization.

What are our core values? 

  • Integrity
  • Determined
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Why working at SEE?

  • We have a very diverse and inclusive culture.
  • We invest in developing our people. You can hone your expertise and further develop your career with a global leader in packaging solutions.
  • You will work with talented and creative professionals working in a collaborative environment that celebrates insatiable curiosity and diverse ideas.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a company deemed as essential service, then we want to hear from you!

We have great total compensation and premier benefits! 
Please Note: - You must have PRC work-rights to be considered for this job. A detailed job description is available.

Requisition id: 43596 

Relocation: No  

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.

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