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Afton Chemical Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and sale of performance additive technology for fuels and lubricants, is seeking to fill an R&D Grease Chemist position at our Research Center located in Richmond, Virginia. The position will provide qualified individuals an outstanding opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment in one of the industrys premier research facilities.

The selected individual will be responsible for planning, designing, and implementing programs to develop new additive components and to formulate new products for grease applications. As a key member of the grease additive testing team, they will also take a hands on approach to develop innovative solutions through application of advanced theory and practices; interface with customers, OEMs and internal team members as required to promote and qualify our products; provide technical leadership for the greases team; and support Afton’s research efforts in the performance testing of new grease additives.

To qualify, the candidate should possess a minimum of a BS in Chemistry. The preferred candidate will have experience with lubricating grease additive chemistry and have good written and verbal skills. Proficiency with grease performance testing (ASTM, ISO and others), statistical design techniques, and intellectual property landscape in the grease area is highly desirable. Some travel may be required.

Job title and compensation will be commensurate with education and experience. A liberal benefits package is also offered.

Send resume to or Afton Chemica Corporation, c/o Human Resources, 500 Spring Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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