Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Band Grade: 5-B


Job Description

Grace is seeking a Chemist to join our R&D team! This role reports to the Sr R&D Manager located at Columbia, MD. 

This role will support the Materials Technologies business in various R&D projects by performing laboratory work in making and testing new materials for applications primarily in the personal care and coating fields. 


  • Assists engineers and scientists with a variety of laboratory tasks.
  • Performs chemical and/or physical analyses or scientific tests using both routine and special techniques in compliance with all safety standards.
  • Collects, analyzes, and processes laboratory samples.
  • Records results of tests, organizes data, performs basic computations, and prepares reports and analyses using standard procedures and guidelines.
  • Provides technical support to Sales, Marketing, Technical Service and Manufacturing organizations as needed.
  • Actively participates in required local safety program, along with the ability to work safely and maintain a clean and orderly lab environment.  
  • Installs, operates, maintains, and repairs laboratory test equipment, apparatus, systems and supplies. 

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to maintaining a safe and organized laboratory environment.
  • Degree in Chemistry or technical related field with minimum 5 years of experience OR
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering with minimum of 3 years of experience
  • Knowledge of basic chemical and engineering principles.  Strong knowledge of basic wet-chemistry laboratory techniques
  • Familiarity with computer programs such as MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Good interpersonal skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate with other functions, including sales force and marketing on regular basis.
  • English language proficiency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in coatings or personal care applications is a plus.
  • Good manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude
  • Diligent at keeping written and/or electronic records.
  • Some prior knowledge of inorganic chemistry



  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability 
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace 
  • Retirement Plans  
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore