Sr. Formulation Scientist in Eden Prairie, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Fantastic opportunity to be on the ground floor working with the most well known names in the electronic devices industry.  Our client is looking for a Sr. Formulation Scientist in their Minneapolis location.


Our client is looking for a Formulation Scientist who has experience with roll-to-roll solution coating formulations or "wet coatings" for optical films for the display industry. Experience in developing these coatings for both pilot scale and production would also be important. The candidate will report to the Director of Research and Development.

This position will provide the candidate with opportunities to utilize their materials and formulation background to develop new and innovative optical products for the consumer electronics display industry. The planning and development of experiments, development of product specifications and design as well as communication with a range of suppliers, external development partners and customers will all be required.


  • Plan and execute experiments on a lab scale related to coating formulations that meet critical material and optical requirements.
  • Develop research strategies and outline laboratory needs or outside services to execute those plans.
  • Perform measurement and testing of the product samples with equipment that include UV/Vis spectrophotometers, colorimeters and accelerated weathering equipment
  • Take the data obtained from those measurements and analyze with Excel and other statistical software.
  • Take those experimental findings and develop product strategies for meeting customer requirements.
  • Ability to take customer requirements and further develop those into achievable product specifications.
  • Support our own or our external partners manufacturing scale-up of those same products.
  • Maintaining lab including process equipment, cleanliness, and safe operations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters degree or Bachelors degree with experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
  • Strong aptitude and passion for hands-on technical work, and willingness to lead the development of a product from concept to scale-up in mass production.
  • Professional or academic experience with coating formulations and processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
  • Experience with optical films for the display industry.
  • Experience with roll-to-roll coating process development
  • Analysis of films and materials with analytical equipment including UV/Vis Spectrophotometer.
  • Experience with materials and applications in the electronics and display industry.
  • Self-starter with hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well both in multi-disciplinary teams and independently

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer