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Momentive Performance Materials: R&D project lead – tire

Charlotte, North Carolina

Job description:
- The project leader works as a member of the technology team within the silanes global business unit. The successful candidate for this position will be based in the company's tire applications laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina and will lead a project team of scientists in the design, development and technical marketing of new product technologies for the tire industry that will drive significant business growth for Momentive. The ideal candidate is a visionary and open thinker that has experience working for a tire manufacturer and is the leading expert in the design of new product technologies for tread compounds. In this role, the successful candidate will work closely with the company's field technical marketing team and with customers’ tire technologists to understand, and to address, their unmet needs.

Qualifications:
- PhD in Chemistry - Extensive knowledge of chemistry and mechanisms, plus physical interactions that influence rubber compound properties.
- 7+ years of experience in the tire industry with track record of success in bringing to market new products from conception, through research, development, design and approval.
- Self-motivated individual with demonstrated track record of high academic achievement and creative independent research; open and visionary thinker.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a cross-functional team environment with strong customer focus.
- Proficient in basic statistics and design of experiment (DOE).
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.

Email: staffing@momentive.com

How to apply: To view the full job description and submit an application online, please click here.


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