(OYT-5) - Lead Scientist

(OYT-5) - Lead Scientist

17 Mar

17 Mar



Job Description



Job Title: Lead Scientist Location: India, Mumbai


Reports to: Manager – R&T;

No: of direct subordinates: No


- Design new molecules and do the research & process development for new effects – for textile applications fulfilling the project defined by business

- Very high level of expertise (Hands on experience) in polymer synthesis and oleo chemicals development in water for textile/coating chemistry for textile/coating applications.

- Expert in surface science, polymer and surfactant screening for specialty textile effects.

- Relevant industrial experience to develop products for cotton, polyester,

polyester blend and engineering fabric .

- Expert in know-how of synthesis and use of Polymers & Materials, surface modification or morphology development using surfactants and formulation chemistry with skill to address customer complain and market dynamics.

- Knowledge of how to interpret and record scientific data with correct form of protect.

- Familiar with various application technique in textile industry, like Homogenizer, Bundessman , FR testing machine etc.

- Expertise in process development and technology transfer from lab to plant scale. Plan & prioritize the lab work to optimize the output

- Accountable to handle vendor liasioning, souring and procurement of materials,

- Accountable to deliver the project as per agreed timelines

- Accountable for implement of Good laboratory practices & EHS practices at work station

- Flexible and volunteering to work on different problems/tasks with cross functional team and seek new challenges


Education: Ph.D, M.Tech.

Subject Specialty: Textile Chemistry, Oleo Chemistry


Ph.D. 7+ year relevant experience

M.Tech. 10+ year relevant experience

Preferably from Textile, Chemical and FMCG Industry 

- Work experience in the Designing of the Molecules and Synthetic schemes, Polymer Synthesis, Materials Research and Process Development

- Hand-on experience in the Formulation chemistry – surfactants, dispersants, wetting agents in generating new textile effects is an advantage.

- Working experience & exposure at scaling up and customer trials is desirable

Know-how/skills :

- Strong know how in surface modification for Textile/coating Applications

- Exposure to project management and stage-gating

- Focus on priorities and deliver the work on time

- Ability to work independently

- Exposure for Six sigma and DOE (design of experiment)

- Ability to travel for training and support

- Languages: English , Local language


- Strong Individual Contributor

- Analytical & Innovative Thinking

- Achieving Valuable Results

- Decision Making

- Customer Focus


- Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction (internal ) by delivering innovative product pipeline

- Maintain a high level of accuracy & harmonization in all tests conducted

- Maintain a high level of awareness amongst colleagues for operating within Huntsman EHS norms

- Implement & develop new processes to demonstrate the unique selling points of HUNTSMAN products

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