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Senior Chemist
Title:Senior Chemist

Senior Chemist


Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Are you currently looking for a new career challenge? If so, look no further than an innovative organization helping to lead the charge for the local manufacturing renaissance. IIMAK’s innovative methods across our various business lines are poised to help us achieve double digit growth for each of the next five years and beyond. We are a company that values hard work, bold ideas, and passion for customer service which you will notice each and every time you meet an IIMAK employee whether it be in the office or out and about in Buffalo.  We recognize that each team member plays a critical role in our success and we recognize employees through various reward and recognition program in addition to a robust benefits package. We are definitely interested in getting to know you better but first, here is an introduction to the key contributor role we hope you are as excited about as we are.

Position AKA:
The individual in this role will also be known as:

  • Developer of New Products
  • Formulation Fanatic
  • Innovative Solutions Creator
  • Pursuer of Patents
  • Challenger of Status Quo


Position Contributions

  • Develop new and/or improved product formulas or procedures in conjunction with guidelines outlined by department management.
  • Support and/or provide technical leadership to cost & quality control programs.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to peers and/or subordinates.
  • Conduct process or formulation analyses.
  • Responsible for full projects from concept stage to commercialization
  • Plan and deliver presentations to other employees, management, technical meetings or customers.
  • Conduct analytical studies and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Assist in writing patent applications and responding to Patent office actions.
  • Communicate directly with departmental management on process, equipment, or other improvement suggestions.
  • Apply the scientific process, knowledge and experience to resolve technical problems.
  • Prioritize work to meet deadline and align with project goals while working under pressure
  • Document test results, specifications and procedures in a standard professional format
  • Create strong relationships with internal/external groups, as well as external vendors
  • Other duties as assigned.


Impact we are looking for in first 90 days: This individual should integrate themselves with internal team members, learn the product offerings, and gain a basic understanding of the current status of IIMAK’s R&D portfolio and priorities

Key Attributes and Characteristics


  • Ph.D degree in Chemistry or related discipline
  • 3-5 years’ experience in ink and coating formulation, prefer aqueous DTG ink experience and other water base experience. Inkjet experience highly preferred
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated and able to meet deadlines while prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of analytical methodologies required to design a formulation or process
  • Strong project management skills and familiarity with stage gate process
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport with internal customers and interact effectively with all levels in organization.
  • Knowledge of Polymer Science, Adhesion, Surface Science, Paint and Coating Technology, Imaging Science, Photography, Digital Imaging, Digital Inks or equivalent disciplines.
  • Ability to work independently, analyze complex data, and solve problems where appropriate.
  • Proven track record of successfully scaling and transferring technology from lab to commercial scale.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic development environment, quickly learning new techniques and processes.
  • Strong sense of teamwork, passionate for group success, and reliable to take on last-minute tasks.

If interested in joining a dynamic organization with global presence and applying for this learning opportunity, please apply online at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, IIMAK is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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