Polymer chemist

Date: Sep 18, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 115 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking a Polymer Chemist. This position will be based in our headquarters in Columbus, OH.


Division and Department Overview

CAS connects the world’s science. As a leader in scientific information solutions, we partner with innovators around the world to accelerate breakthroughs across scientific disciplines. High-quality data is the lifeblood of today’s digital R&D pipeline. Every day, CAS scientists curate, connect, and analyze the valuable data disclosed in scientific publications from around the world to build the CAS Content Collection, covering over 150 years of discoveries. The largest human-curated collection of scientific data in the world, the CAS Content Collection underpins all CAS solutions including the CAS SciFinder Discovery Platform, the STN IP Protection Suite, and CAS Custom Services. Scientists, patent professionals, and business leaders rely on CAS solutions and expertise to provide the hindsight, insight, and foresight they need so they can build upon the learnings of the past to discover a better future. CAS is a division of the American Chemical Society.



Position Summary


The Polymer Chemist applies scientific expertise, analytical skills, problem solving capabilities, and relevant language skills to help build CAS’s world-class collection of scientific data. They leverage their expertise to curate high-quality research data from patent authorities, journals, technical reports, books, conference proceedings and dissertations published in 180 countries and in more than 50 languages. The incumbent may also provide scientific and content knowledge, capabilities, insights, and solutions for other CAS functions.


Specific Responsibilities


The Polymer Chemist curates, collects, and analyzes the valuable data disclosed in scientific publications utilizing CAS indexing policies and their expertise. Leveraging their technical knowledge and applicable language skills, they extract key insights and build the CAS Content Collection. Specific responsibilities include reviewing documents and indexing structures in a production environment. Knowledge of structural descriptions and naming conventions of chemical substances is preferred.




  • An advanced degree in polymer science with a focus on polymer synthesis or related scientific field. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • The ability to read scientific documents in Japanese, Korean, or other language is highly desired.
  • Excellent scientific reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Strong learning agility including ability to quickly learn and apply complex scientific concepts and policies and technology tools. Ability to apply learnings to new situations and glean relevant insights.
  • Solutions focused, continuous improvement, and growth mindset.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications. Aptitude and interest for learning and using various web-based and/or proprietary computer applications including, but not limited to video conferencing, instant messaging, and document sharing software.
  • Ability to proactively collaborate, communicate and share knowledge with peers with diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong work ethic.


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.


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