Post Doc Chemist in Santa Ana, CA at Behr Process Corporation

Date Posted: 1/20/2020

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Job Description

Job Description

Behr is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to join our new product development research team. The candidate will work on the development of new products and/or refinement of existing products to ensure Behr’s market leadership position. The position will allow the candidate to evaluate and identify new technology platforms that can be implemented into new or existing products. The candidate will conduct research in the area of advanced materials (polymeric materials, nanoparticles, surface active agents, specialty additives, and pigments) to identify materials that can be utilized to add value to Behr’s coating portfolio.

This position offers the same benefits as a full-time employee, and has potential for growth within the company. Working safely is part of our culture and is a condition of employment.


  • Research new technology concepts and identify how they can be implemented into coatings.
  • Engage with suppliers to aid in the development and implementation of new products/technologies.
  • Interact cross-functionally with groups outside of R&D to meet project timelines and milestones.
  • Provide project updates via oral presentations and written reports. Ability to communicate technical results and recommendations to non-technical personnel is critical. 
  • Keep track of technology developments in the coatings and material science research community.
  • Develop new test methods to characterize and evaluate product performance.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to Technicians and Jr.  Chemists.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated creative problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team or independently


  • Considerable knowledge of raw materials, proper equipment used in testing practices, advanced math, chemistry. chemical formulation and composition as applied to research studies in laboratory settings.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software systems and applications.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suites and/or software applications related to job functions.
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete work as scheduled.
  • Ability to work independently, train and supervise the work of technical personnel.
  • Ability to maintain laboratory research and testing records and prepare periodic reports.
  • Ability to exercise initiative in designing and implementing independent chemical research.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with chemists, technicians, management, and production personnel.
  • Ability to use various testing equipment


Full or Part Time

Full time

BEHR (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.