Research & Development Chemist - Paints & Coatings

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Research & Development Chemist for a direct-hire opportunity with one of our top clients in Charlotte, NC!


  • 2 years’ experience in exterior and or interior water-based and UV coatings covering application and formulation
  • A minimum of 4 years in the painting industry or similar industry, with experience in a manufacturing environment
  • / PhD in Chemistry or related field of study
  • Must be comfortable presenting and being client facing
  • Must have the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Must have the ability to travel internationally at least once a year


  • Finding customer-oriented solutions, in cooperation with the sales team
  • Product formulation from conceptualization through to commercialization
  • Testing products to certified standards internally and with independent external bodies.
  • Specifying systems for customers.
  • Take part in supplier/customer visits, trials and exhibitions.
  • Support production and QC in troubleshooting and formulation scale up
  • Together with the manager, plan and execute tasks and projects within the laboratory.
  • Follow up on tasks and projects in the laboratory.
  • Create documentation, reports and presentations, to inform the sales and management teams on the progress of projects.
  • Maintain and develop the product portfolio of products within the business unit.
  • Support the commercial aspect of the business by researching and testing alternative raw materials.
  • Understand the markets in which we operate, review the competition landscape and make suggestions for comparable development products.
  • Actively work to the values, vision and strategy of the company and support the local roadmap strategy.

Apply Today for Immediate Consideration!

Why Kelly®?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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