Scientist, R&D

Job Location: Singapore


Responsible for material research, formulation and characterization of synthetic polymers, novel materials and functional coatings for the Surgical Gloves business.


  • Develop novel, alternative, synthesis of characterization of synthetic latex formulations, functional coatings, and technologies for surgical gloves.
  • Manage the lab scale evaluation for product development study to prove commercial value of new material/product concepts.
  • Support scale up trials and implementation activities.
  • Provide data-driven solutions, statistical analysis, and preparation of R&D documents.
  • Apply innovative and logical risk-based approach to product development challenges, develop intellectual property protection for key innovations.
  • Provide effective project management to ensure appropriate procedures of design controls of new products are followed.
  • Support/lead competitive landscape analysis work
  • Principal investigator for collaboration projects with external research institutes or vendors


  • Possess a PhD degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer / Rubber Engineering or any relevant disciplines with at least 5 years of R&D experience within the Surgical Glove industry.
  • Experience in formulating and evaluating of synthetic latex polymers for Surgical Gloves.
  • Lab experience in compounding, dip molding experience, performance coatings. With knowledge and hands-on experience in product development of elastomeric materials, vulcanization process, and emulsifying system.
  • Experienced in analytical and laboratory skills pertaining to the development of robust analytical methods to characterize polymers and evaluate reaction results.
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to team members, internal stakeholders and business leadership. Requires strong technical judgement and technical leadership skills.
  • Collaborative team player with ability to give / receive constructive feedback.
  • Strong creative, analytical and innovative problem-solving skills required.
  • Travel Requirements: Approximately 10-30%

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.