DuPont R&D Process Engineer, Principal Investigator, Digital Printing (MS/PhD) in Wilmington, Delaware

R&D Process Engineer, Principal Investigator, Digital Printing (MS/PhD) (Job Number: 017231W-01)


DuPont offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. You will have opportunities for growth through involvement in various dynamic industries from high-tech to high-performance; including nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.

At DuPont, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science™.

Come join our team!

The primary responsibility of this role is to develop process technology for new, aqueous inkjet ink products


  • Designing and developing processes for preparing aqueous inkjet inks used in various print-head platforms

  • Spearhead the development of new platform process technology for next generation products

  • Utilize fundamental scientific principles and the scientific method in experimental design

  • Responsible for first line supervision of laboratory support personnel

  • Provide technical leadership to deliver against program milestones

  • Engage with a cross-functional team comprising disciplines such as Project Leadership, Formulations, Dispersion Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing Technology, and Operations to ensure successful project execution and transition from laboratory- to commercial-scale manufacturing

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The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD or MS Degree in Chemical Engineering or related fields

  • Experience in particle dispersion technology and/or process development is preferred

  • Experience in ink jet chemistries and/or coating formulations is highly desired

  • Experience in colorant purification and separation processing is also desired

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize R&D resources to effectively address dispersion or concentrate formulation and processing problems

  • Familiar with analytical techniques such as particle size measurement, ICP, IC, GC, MS

  • Demonstrated ability to develop particle dispersion process development including IP mapping, product invention, process development and plant production.

  • Demonstrated highly efficient development (Six Sigma, lean manufacturing), commercialization and production of new products related colloidal and dispersion technology

  • Applied knowledge of one or more of the following fields is highly desirable

  • interfacial science

  • colloid/dispersed systems or particle science

  • pigments

  • color science

  • polymer synthesis and rheology

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Electronics & Communications

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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