Polymer Chemist

DE NOVA TECHNOLOGY INC   Placerville, CA   Full-time     Science
Posted on November 17, 2021

At De Nova Technology, Inc. we are developing new and exciting ideas every day! We have a highly skilled engineering team and are looking to find a scientist with an entrepreneurial spirit who can make new ideas real, fast! The successful candidate will immediately assume a senior position in our brand-new synthesis laboratory in Placerville, CA

Key duties of the successful candidate will be:

  • Leading the development of new routes for the synthesis of polymers and industrial additives for use in fomulating Coatings, Disinfectants, Anti-Microbials, and Fire Retardants.
  • Assist in the development of intellectual property and drafting patent applications.
  • Understanding of EPA regulations or eperience with regulatory documentation is highly desireable.
  • Characterizing organic compounds to determine composition, physical and chemical properties and structure/performance relationships utilizing spectroscopic, chromatographic, thermal, microscopic, and other analytical techniques.
  • Directing, coordinating, and advising junior personnel in the synthesis and characterization techniques used in preparing and analyzing the physical properties and components of materials.
  • Collaborating with marketers and applications specialists to generate the data used for the commerical launch of new products.
  • Participating in and improving the safety culture of the company.

Skills and Specifications

  • This role is highly independent and requires the ability to translate complex chemistry ideas into real world solutions.
  • Able to research polymeric and small molecule organic synthesis problems; evaluate options and execute solutions.
  • Versatility in applying scientific methodology in the areas of synthesis, analytical chemistry, and material science in order to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills as indicated by professional presentations and published papers.
  • Collaboration in a multidisciplinary team environment using sound interpersonal skills to promote a dynamic ambitious environment.
  • Manage complex projects involving multiple tracks.

Eduction and Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree with 5-10 years of experience, Masters Degree with 2-5 years of experience or a PhD in Organic and/or Polymer Chemistry.  Candidates with experience in silane/siloxane chemistry will receive special consideration.
  • PhD in a field of science with at least 3 years of experience conducting polymer synthesis and characteriation or,
  • Experience in the Coatings and Dye industries is a plus.


2929 Grandview Street
Placerville , CA