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Senior Chemist

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and about 14,900 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states. 

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

Join our Team!


What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Develop new technological step-growth platforms and ensure technical global support of incremental growth opportunities as well as provide global manufacturing plant support.
  • Actively leads and supports major global R&D projects from idea phase to launch, involving global cross-functional collaboration, production, regulatory affairs and customers
  • Initiates and completes development and evaluation of new speciality polyurethane products in the laboratory
  • Proposes ideas on new technology development and builds patent position for our technologies  
  • Ensures successful scale up of new products at global manufacturing plants and supports plants in various manufacturing improvement processes


  • BS required in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering (or a related field) with appropriate industrial experience. MS or Ph.D. in organic chemistry or polymer chemistry is desireable.
  • Work Experience - Ideally 5-10 years (will consider less if other qualifications are strong)
  • Special Skills
    • Leadership Experience
    • Project Management Experience
    • International Experience
    • Excellent communication, presentation,  &  interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.

LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.  

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  4580

Naugatuck, CT, US, 06770

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford

Job Segment: Organic Chemistry, Chemical Research, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, Chemical Engineer, Science, Engineering, Legal

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