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New Technology Research Manager (870-3394)

Located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lake region, our Ithaca Research and Development center is the product development and new technology hub for Aramco Performance Materials. The center focuses on developing innovative new materials and chemistries to support the company’s product development and technology strategies.

Basic Function

The New Technology Research Manager will lead, manage and direct the efforts of a team of research scientists and technicians in the New Technology Research Division for Aramco Performance Materials (APM).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform all the supervisory responsibilities common to the Division level as established by management
  • Manage the development of new technology projects strategically aligned with APM’s commercial development goals in the areas of specialty chemicals and polymers
  • Provide hands-on leadership of a team of research scientists and technicians within the New Technology Research Division setting research priorities and establishing milestones for the team; expected to spend a fraction of time in the lab running and coordinating experiments and will be actively involved in analyzing and interpreting results and data generated within their team
  • Responsible for the implementation of the company’s IP process within their team to ensure that innovations are appropriately documented and protected
  • Oversee and participate in all Lab Specific Activities including Environmental, Health & Safety, and general laboratory management
  • Interface with collaborators at other research locations within Aramco and with academic and industrial collaborators and may participate in the management of contract research projects with third parties
  • Prepare and present research results in the form of Quarterly Summaries & Technical Reports as required by management
  • Perform other duties as required by immediate supervisor

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or other related academic field of study required; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in chemistry research and development in the areas of organic, organometallic or polymer expertise preferred; experience in the innovation process and familiarity with the process of protecting inventions as IP assets such as patents and trade secrets is a plus
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined; excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies and standard business etiquette
  • Incumbent must hold the ability and a proven record in completion of research projects with aggressive timelines and varying degrees of complexity
  • Must be able to work in and lead project teams and efficiently direct the work of others


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