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 Harcros Chemicals (located in Kansas City, KS)  www.harcros.com/careers

Job Title:  RESEARCH CHEMIST – Surfactants      Job Code:  4908

Division:  Quality Assurance

SUMMARY:  Conducts research, analysis, synthesis, and experimentation on substances, for product and process development and application by performing the following duties:  Analyzes organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties.

Conducts research on manufactured products to develop and improve products.  Conducts necessary analyses, defined or new, to identify product composition.

Conducts research into composition, structure, properties, relationships, and reactions of matter.

Develops new products or processes which are extensions of existing products and/or processes.  Investigates and implements new analytical/synthetic/process techniques as described in scientific literature.

Evaluates, plans, and conducts studies to solve customer and/or production related problems.

Solves technical issues with respect to performance and production of current products.

Provides technical support to Field Sales re: product application and troubleshooting.  Evaluates competitive products.



Master’s degree (Chemistry) or equivalent and 3 years related experience and/or training; or 12 years pertinent experience.  5+ years industrial experience in surfactants and organic synthesis.

Experience with products used in HI&I, paint and coatings, agriculture, and preferably oil and gas.

Up to 20% travel, domestic and international.


NESTLE PURINA: A global leader in the pet products industry—promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. In the U.S., Nestle Purina Pet Care Co. is the number one pet care company in sales, volume and market share. Some of our most popular and trusted pet food brands include: Purina Dog Chow brand dog food, Purina Cat Chow brand cat food; Friskies brand cat food and treats; Fancy Feast gourmet cat food; Purina Beneful brand dog food and treats; Purina ONE brand dog and cat foods and Purina Pro Plan brand dog and cat foods and treats. Nestle Purina Pet Care Co. has a rich history of community involvement in the cities where we have manufacturing and research and development facilities, such as those found in St. Joseph. The Nestle Purina R&D Center, which is working on innovations in pet health and nutrition, is a stakeholder in the St. Joseph Innovation Stockyard and helps entrepreneurs connnect with Purina. www.nestlepurinacareers.com


BIVI: BIVI is a leader in the animal health industry with its portfolio of innovative vaccine and pharmaceutical solutions for the prevention and treatment of disease within the swine, cattle, equine and pet markets.  BIVI is the U.S. division of the global Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH.  Its U.S. headquarters are located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor in St. Joseph Missouri, with other sites in Ames, Fort Dodge and Sioux Center, Iowa.  Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. www.careers.boehringer-ingelheim.com


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