EDT is a bio-industrial, value-added manufacturer of enzyme chemistries using biologically produced enzymes from renewable resources to solve traditional pulp & paper industry problems.
Consulting and selling internationally to the world’s leading pulp and paper manufacturers, EDT’s customized enzyme-based treatments can improve upon or replace traditional chemistries and have superior performance and environmental benefits, helping mills reduce total costs, improve pulp quality, streamline mill operations, and enable environmental compliance.
Founded in 1994, EDT’s mission is to be the worldwide leader in providing enzyme-based solutions to problems and opportunities of the pulp and paper industry.
EDT is committed to the concept that enzymes provide the best alternative for addressing issues for an industry based on natural materials.
The successful candidate for the Research Scientist position will be required to design, develop, and implement hypothesis-driven experiments related to enzyme applications in the pulp and papermaking process, and to provide technical support for current and new product trials and applications in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. This role requires a highly organized mind and a rigorous, disciplined approach to the scientific method.
Leads project teams to conduct studies of enzymes and paper chemical additives with a strong understanding of fundamental theory and practice
Writes reports on R&D projects and prepares/delivers presentations to management providing an overview and recommendations/solutions
Performs customer field-based experiments aimed at better understanding and improved application of EDT products for best performance
Develops new or improves laboratorial protocols to evaluate enzymes and chemical additives related to EDT’s business
Handles complex assignments and performs laboratory experiments requiring considerable technical expertise, such as the use of DOE and other statistical software
Interfaces with technical, marketing, and sales personnel to identify new technologies and product opportunities
Develops and assists with new product launches
Demonstrated broad knowledge in the area of pulp and paper science and technology or cellulose & polymer chemistry is ideal; Knowledge and experience in one or more of these areas are also acceptable: enzymology, surface chemistries, biological research development, painting, coatings or polymer science
Experience is required in collaborating with other R&D groups as well as developing and commercializing new products
Comfortable with hands-on laboratory work and directing chemists and scientists to achieve both short- and long-term R&D objectives
Spreadsheet, word processing, graphics presentation generation
Experimental design and statistical analysis
Adept at utilizing chemistry laboratory instruments and interpreting/analyzing results
Ability to work independently or as part of a team; willingness to share research outcome and teach others
Listening and understanding stated and implied issues and concerns
Persuasive communication skills
Effective e-mail and voice-mail communication
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, adept at building relationships in a multi-cultural workforce
Time management and organizational skills
Adaptability and flexibility in supporting the varied needs of a growing company
Project team development
Teaching, coaching and training
Empowerment and delegation of tasks
M.S. or Ph.D. in pulp and paper science and technology, chemistry, chemical engineering or enzymology; or other Life Science disciplines
3-7 years of chemistry laboratory or industrial experience;
knowledge and working experience in polymer chemistry and paper chemical additives is preferred
Additional Salary Information: Compensation Package:
•A career with a team that shares a common purpose, works hard, has fun, grows professionally, and exudes an entrepreneurial spirit
•Monetary compensation is set on par with equivalent career options; however, bonuses and options present the opportunity for considerably higher reward based on individual and company performance
oBase salary is commensurate with position, skill level and experience
oPotential bonus is linked to individual and company performance
oAnnual grants of EDT options are linked to total compensation level
•Health insurance package
•Retirement plan (SIMPLE IRA)
•Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
About EDT (Enzymatic Deinking Technologies, LLC)
ENZYMATIC DEINKING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC•EDT is a bio-industrial company that uses biologically produced enzymes from renewable resources to solve traditional industrial problems. •EDT’s mission is to be the worldwide leader in providing enzyme-based solutions to problems and opportunities of the pulp and paper industry. EDT is committed to the concept that enzymes provide the best alternative for addressing issues for an industry based on natural materials. •EDT is a value-added manufacturer of customized enzyme-based treatments that improve upon or replace traditional chemistries. Our formulations deliver superior performance and environmental benefits.•EDT offers customized applications to reduce total mill costs, improve pulp quality, streamline mill operations, and enable environmental compliance.•EDT was founded in 1994, is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and sells internationally to a variety of pulp and paper manufacturers.