Lubrizol Research Chemist in Wickliffe, Ohio

Research Chemist

Research Chemist - Chemical Synthesis

The Lubrizol Corporation - Wickliffe, Ohio

Are you interested in challenging projects in a truly multidisciplinary workplace?

Do you enjoy working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented culture?

Then read on.

The Component Science department, within R&D, supports Lubrizol by invention & synthesis of new specialty-chemicals and technical support of existing products. Our business depends on developing chemistry with unique performance characteristics which meet or exceed constantly evolving application requirements. Developing this technology requires an exceptional level of collaboration between chemists, physical & analytical scientists, chemical and mechanical engineers, formulators, and marketers.

We’re always told that one of the best things about working at Lubrizol is the people who work here – could you be one of them?


  • Invent, prepare, and develop new chemical products

  • Develop structure-performance relationships

  • Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues

  • Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modeling and statistical tools to solve technical challenges

  • Work with business teams and/or customers to develop innovative new technology

  • Document, interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers

  • Follow safe laboratory practices


  • Ph.D. in chemistry (organic, inorganic or polymer)

  • Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills


  • Post Doctoral or Industrial experience

Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account

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Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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