Associate Scientist - Paper & Board

Traineeship - Apprenticeship / Cincinnati, USA

Associate Scientist - Paper & Board - USOC



Omya's Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH is looking for a skilled and inquisitive Applied Scientist with a unique knowledge and education in the Paper & Board manufacturing areas of wet-end, coatings, and printing for an 18-month development role. Great total compensation package and relocation assistance is available.  

In addition, the application scientist must ensure that technical service, sales and manufacturing teams receive the accurate and timely laboratory support needed to increase sales and/or overcome manufacturing challenges.  Provide laboratory leadership for technicians and associate scientists.​ 


  • Interact with other company functions to assist in determining the greatest technical and marketing needs of the organization. 
  • Bring ideas to innovation using lean innovation processes to create, select, and commercialize those ideas as fast as possible.
  • Lead and direct laboratory projects, utilizing design of experiments and the scientific method, to address these needs (e.g. customer technical issues or production challenges).
  • Write quality reports detailing the problem, procedure, results and conclusions; educate other laboratory employees by sharing and discussing these projects/reports with them.  ​
  • Provide training, as needed, to less experienced personnel.
  • Perform analyses as needed to expedite testing. Conduct research on mineral additives or products containing mineral additives to increase knowledge of the product and its associated technologies.
  • Excellent communication, multitasking, and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated hands on research skills.
  • Show expertise with several analytical methods and industry specific processing methods. 
  • Assist in the maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment. 
  • Develop and modify methods and equipment in a safe manner, as needed, to address relevant technical issues.  
  • Assist technicians, as needed, to complete, experiments in a timely fashion.
  • Familiarity with literature and patent search using multiple tools.


Bachelor's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, pulp and paper science, or another related field. Master’s Degree is a plus. 

Minimum 0-3 years technical and/or educational experience is a must. Experience with application testing and paper coating is desirable. Experience on offset or inkjet printing is a plus.

An innovative and flexible mindset with high regard to safety is a must.

Understand mathematical and statistical techniques relevant to product testing.

Develop a solid understanding of products and applications to provide direction to the team and support project work.

Work in an ISO-certified environment.

Must possess current US employment authorization, sponsorship not available for this position.