Department of Chemistry



Chemist Position - Bridgestone Center for Research and Technology

Synthesis Chemist

Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology located in Akron, Ohio is currently seeking applications for a Synthesis Chemist position for the Synthesis Group at the Bridgestone Center for Research and Technology. 

Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in Organic, Inorganic or Polymer Chemistry, with a strong fundamental understanding of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry as well as excellent bench synthesis skills with an interest and demonstrated ability to perform hands-on synthesis, purification, and characterization experiments.  Some knowledge of and experience with polymers is preferred but not required.  Scientists will work in a multidisciplinary environment collaborating with a team of scientists and engineers to develop, optimize and scale up the production of new polymers and other materials for tire as well as non-tire applications.

The ideal candidate should be a creative individual with much initiative, a strong academic record, and have good problem-solving abilities.  Solid verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills are also needed.  The ability to interact effectively with other researchers locally as well as associates in other parts of the Corporation in the US and abroad is critical to success in this position. 


Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.  A pre-employment drug test is required.    All resumes should be submitted through this website in order to be considered:

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.