Senior Scientist – Polymers

Req 201221

Do you have the ability to conduct research and perform advanced work with polymers that will deliver new technologies to aid in the design, development, and manufacturing of new products?

Velcro Group Corporation is currently seeking a Senior Scientist – Polymers in Manchester, NH. This position will be involved in providing subject matter expertise to internal/external customers and/or suppliers to support the growth of the Velcro Industries.

Major responsibilities include communicating and coordinating directly with senior technical representatives of suppliers or customers regarding specific technical issues. The Senior Scientist – Polymers will be expected to reach agreement on areas of technical focus as prudent for product development and process advancement while serving as primary contact on product capabilities and future efforts.  He or she will investigate, identify, document, and evaluate customers’ functional requirements.  By using the appropriate framework of procedures and techniques, this position will manage, motivate, and lead cross functional teams for multiple strategic development projects.  One goal will be to develop functional prototypes of new designs for evaluation and demonstration to both internal and external customers.

Other areas of focus will be following the Intellectual Property (IP) process to file invention disclosures for potentially patentable products/ideas; consulting with, providing guidance to, and mentoring multiple development, manufacturing, and supply chain teams; completing product life cycle processes of design, validation, analysis, and trials by utilizing appropriate tools and equipment.

The successful candidate must have the following:

PhD in Polymer Science or Chemistry Plastics Industry experience (i.e., thermoplastic extrusion) – minimum 5 years Experience in Phase Gate Product Development process Proven key skill sets of leadership, strategic planning, communication, presentation and collaboration, ability to work independently, creativity and open-mindedness, MS office suite Capability to handle multiple projects and task simultaneously

Desired: Experience in a technical discipline (Extrusion, Injection Molding, Textiles, Non-Woven, Adhesive, or Coating)

We offer a great work environment, competitive wages, and flexible benefits plans. Options include medical insurance with vision coverage, dental, life, disability, and flexible spending accounts. You choose the benefits that best suit your individual needs. In addition, Velcro Group Corporation offers a 401(k) plan, tuition assistance, Paid Time Off, holidays, employee assistance and wellness programs, and an employee referral program.

Interested?  To apply, please e-mail your resume/salary history attached as a WORD document to and type Req Number 201221 with your name (last name, first name) in the subject line of the e-mail. Resumes will be taken until the position is filled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.