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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States (on-site)
19 days ago
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States
19 days ago
Job Type
$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Min Experience
2-3 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Research Scientist


Organizational Description

Azelis is one of America’s leading specialty chemical distributors serving multiple markets including Care, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, CASE, Construction, Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids, Food & Nutrition, Agriculture, Advanced Materials & Additives, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, and others.  Our go-to market strategy leverages our amazing product portfolio of high-quality products to deliver customer solutions and make Azelis Americas 'best in class’. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading specialty chemical distributor, and to grow your responsibilities with us. 

This position reports to the site Lab Director and works closely with our sales teams across the US along with the manufacturers we represent.    The successful candidate will receive in depth training in our product lines and will develop improved formulations to support our customers and principals.  Candidates should be comfortable handling multiple technical projects and working with the commercial team.

At Azelis, you will have multiple opportunities for career growth.   These opportunities will include assuming more advanced technical roles and moving into technical sales roles.

Take a look at our Azelis Americas Brochure or visit to learn more about who we are and what we do

Within the lubricants & metal working fluids division, we work in application areas of industrial fluids, fire-resistant hydraulic fluids and greases, metal working fluids, metal cleaning formulations, and heat treatment additives. We offer a unique range of niche base oils and specialty additives as raw materials or specialist blends for these applications.


Azelis is seeking a Chemist for our Lubricants and Metal Working Fluids Laboratory located in Princeton, NJ. The Chemist is responsible for the development and management of formulation projects to assist Azelis in bringing customers innovative solutions and speed to market support for the LMF industry. This is a hands-on laboratory bench position requiring clear technical thinking, consistent focus on safety, good communication skills, and enthusiastic collaboration.  Through close connection and regular interaction with the commercial team, the chemist will gain a deep understanding of the target market including, but not limited to, market intelligence, trends, needs and opportunities as they relate to Azelis’ current and new product and service offerings.  At Azelis, you will have multiple opportunities for career growth. 

This is an onsite position except when traveling for necessary business purposes such as tradeshows or trainings.


To assist the Commercial Team in the development of formulations and supporting data for promotion of Azelis products and inclusion in customer formulation projects.

Main Accountabilities

  • Develop formulations for use by Sales Team and for customer projects.
    • Plan and conduct evaluation of the performance of formulations.
    • Support the development of test methods for formulation performance testing.
    • Compile data from evaluations and interpret results to form sounds conclusions and recommendations.
    • Prepare samples for customer evaluation of developed formulations.
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook.
  • Report project work and findings internally and externally -according to the requirements of each project opportunity.
  • Input new in-house and supplier formulations onto company formulations system.
  • Implement laboratory procedures.
    • Maintain good Health and Safety Procedures in the laboratory at all times.
    • Actively work within the safety requirements of the Azelis labs and participate in safety improvement activities.
    • Ensure accurate records are kept in line with regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain inventory and stock records, where required.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and standard operating procedures. Setup new equipment if acquired.  Familiarity with common lubricants and metal working equipment and equipment trouble shooting skills are an asset.
  • Field technical inquiries from customers.
  • Provide support and participate in staff meetings and training events, customer meetings, or tradeshows as required. This will include occasional travel.
  • Assist with lab tours, presentations, and demonstrations related to internal, customer, or principal meetings.
    • Deliver site safety presentation to visitors.
  • Other duties assigned according to business, lab, and site needs.

Reporting line and organizational level

  • Laboratory Director

Internal and external stakeholders of the role

  • Internal: Laboratory Manager, Technical Development Manager, Sales Managers, Business Manager
  • External: Customers, Principals


Experience, Skills & Education Requirements

  • University bachelor’s degree in a related technical field or relevant laboratory experience. Higher level education is an asset.
  • Prior experience and familiarity with lubricant materials particularly with oils, industrial fluids, and greases will be a significant asset.
  • Interest in and ability to continuously learn and implement new skills.
  • Analytical approach and attention to detail.
  • Good listening skills and ability to write and speak clearly.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to change and quickly learn new systems and product technologies.
  • Ability to work under pressure (with safe procedures always the first responsibility).
  • Time management and prioritization skills to work with multiple projects.
  • IT skills.
  • Flexible approach to new challenges.
  • Team player. Ability and willingness to work as part of a small team. Willing to help others, even when work is outside of your direct responsibility.
Job ID: 72328194

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