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Polymer Scientist | EAG Laboratories

Job Description

EAG Laboratories is a global leader in analytical chemistry, advanced microscopy, surface analysis and analytical testing services of various types of materials from synthetic biomaterials to nanotechnology. Our laboratories are at the forefront of this revolution, providing the scientific expertise and analytical techniques to support companies at every phase of the product lifecycle, from R&D to manufacturing.
Our laboratory in Maryland Heights, Missouri provides organic chemistry testing specializing in investigative analytical chemistry. Examples of this includes evaluating the label claims of consumer products, reverse engineering pharmaceuticals/nutritional supplements, contaminant identification, failure analysis as part of root cause investigations, determining sources of off odors/flavors/colors, extractables and leachables of consumer electronics, testing medical devices and much, much more.
Job Description
Our company has a position open in the Polymer Group. The group specializes in non-routine problem solving that encompasses:
  • Failure analysis in molded parts, delamination of films, adhesives and coating, processing/curing issues, chemical compatibility, blisters and surface defects. 
  • Examples of polymeric materials we evaluate includes raw materials in polymer formulations, adhesives, coatings, molded, extruded and cast components.
The skills and experience we look for in a Polymer Scientist Candidate include instrumental experience and data interpretation with:
  • Chromatography (GPC, GC-MS, pyrolysis GC-MS, HPLC/LC-MS),
  • Spectroscopy (UV-Vis, FTIR, Raman, NMR),
  • Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA)
  • Physical properties (DMA, TMA)
This role is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) therefore all accepted applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR: U.S. Person is a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., "Green Card Holder"), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


  • B.Sc./M.Sc./Ph.D. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Polymer Chemistry 
  • 2+ years of industrial or analytical testing lab experience 
  • Polymer characterization techniques are required 
  • Failure analysis is preferred but is not required 
What will set you apart?
  • Experience in a GMP environment 
  • A knowledge of generalized polymer synthesis techniques
If you enjoy a challenge, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a team centric approach to solving problems, please apply.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.